Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review, February 28, 1947
A heart attack suffered shortly after 10 o'clock Thursday night while at work a the McDaniel Freight Lines Inc., where he was employed as an assistant foreman, proved fatal to Clayton Dale.
Following the attack, Mr. Dale was rushed to Culver hospital in an ambulance. He was dead, hospital authorities stated, at the time of the arrival of the ambulance at the hospital.
Born at Beckville, each of Crawfordsville, November 23, 1896, Mr. Dale was the son of Lee and Pearl Dale. He was 50 years of age last November.
A veteran of World War I, Mr. Dale was a member of the Byron Cox post of the American Legion of this city.
Mr. Dale is survived by his wife and 17 year-old daughter, Miss Jean Dale. The daughter is a senior in Crawfordsville High school. Mrs. Dale was the former Minnie McMurrey of Crawfordsville.
Mr. Dale is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Snow Fruits of Elmdale neighborhood.
For a number of years Mr. Dale was employed at the plant of the Mid-States Steel and Wire company here. He had been with McDaniel Freight Lines as an assistant foreman for the past three or four years.
Mr. Dale was a member of the Christian church at Shannondale
The family resided at 1712 east Wabash avenue. Friends may call at the residence and pay their respects.
Rev. John B Servies will be in charge of the funeral services which will be conducted at the Proffitt and Sons funeral home at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Masonic cemetery.
Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review, March 4, 1947
Funeral services for Clayton Dale will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Proffitt and Sons mortuary, with the Byron Cox post of the American Legion conducting military rites at the graveside in the Masonic cemetery.
Rev. John Servies will be the officiating minister. Friends may pay their respects at the family home, 1712 east Wabash avenue, preceding the services.
Mr. Dale who was a veteran of World War I, and a long-time member of the legion, died suddenly Thursday night after suffering a heart attack. – thanks to Kim H for these obits