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Death of Clarence Harlow
Various Newspaper Reports

February 8, 1899 - Vernon Journal
    Clarence Harlow, son of Postmaster A. Harlow, a bright young man 23 years old, died at the home of his father on Sunday night at 10:15 p.m. of Consumption of the bowel's. He had been a sufferer for a long time and though every effert was exhausted, he found no relief except in death.
    Clarence was a good boy and was esteemed by many friends who mourn his loss and extend condolence to the bereaved family. Funeral services at Presbyterian church this (Wednesday) afternoon at 2:00, conducted by Rev. C. O. Shirey.

February 15, 1899 - Vernon Journal
    Clarence Harlow was born at Paris Crossing this county, Sept. 15th, 1875. While a small child his parents removed to Vernon where the rest of his short life was spent. It is needless to eulogize him, as his life was spent here among us and all of us know him to be a young man of exemplary habits. A friend to one and all and one whose every action was for the upbuilding of those about him. He graduated at the High School here in the class of 1893, after which he successfully taught school for a period of three years. His health failed him and he was forced to abandon his work. For the past 18 months he has been in the Post Office with his father. The last six months of his life was one of untold suffering but with his indomitable will he never gave up untill Jan. 18th, when he was forced to take his bed. He died on Sabbath evening Feb. 5th. perfectly resigned and trusting in his God. His last words were "I am alright."

Tribute of Respect
    Out of respect of the remembrance of our dearly beloved brother, Clarence Harlow, who departed this life at 10:15 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5th, 1899, we wish to submit as follows.
    WHEREAS-Our Supreme Ruler of the Universe has seen fit to take from our midst our dearly beloved Brother, whose soul shone out with all the brightness of the noonday sun. He loved right and justice. He was an honest young man and a true Knight of Pythias in every fibre of his nature. He was a true ____ _____ brotherhood, loved with all the _____ _____ warm heart the principles of the lodge. Therefore be it.
    RESOLVED-That no member has been removed by death from a seat in this Lodge room whom we more kindly remembered than our departed brother. Our loss is his gain. He has reached the Grand Lodge on high, where the charter is perpetual, and is never draped in mourning. He was a regular attendant at the Lodge until his failing health deprived him of the pleasure of meeting with us friends and loved ones, and sweet memories ever linger around the memory of Brother Clarence Harlow.
Respectfully submitted
W.M. Nauer,
R.T. Osborn
H. H. Henninger Findagrave Link

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