Tuesday, May 3, 2016
1917 :: Death of Frank Clement
On Monday morning between the hours of 1:30 and 6 o'clock the Angel of death hovered close to earth and carried away the spirit of one of the best men that the Great Ruler has seen fit to let live among us, Captain Frank Clements. At 1:30 Monday morning a coughing spell came over the deceased and his son came to his bedside to administer that loving care with which he and his brothers and sister had been giving him through his last days, after the spell was over his son saw him peacefully asleep again never to awake any more.
Frank Clements was born in McNairy County, Tenn., on October 3rd, 1831. At the age of 24 he was married to Miss Martha Bryant. In 1870 he with his family moved to Milam county and has resided here ever since.
Eleven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Clements one of whom died in infancy and five after they were grown. Those who survive are Mrs. J.H. Bonds of Rockdale, F.J. of Austin who is connected with the State Comptroller's department; Sam, cashier of the Thorndale State Bank; Jack B., a rural mail carrier out of Thorndale and Jones who is connected with the grocery department of the Thorndale Dry Goods and Grocery Co.
The funeral services were conducted at Salty church which the deceased had built many years ago, by Rev. C.E. Garrett of the Thorndale M.E. church and interment took place immediately following in the Salty cemetery. Masonic honors were bestowed upon Captain Clements at the cemetery. Thorndale Champion. Cameron Herald, May 3, 1917