The death occurred at Port Byron, N.Y., on Friday, January 11th, of William C. Clarke, a prominent resident of that place and a former well known Grimsby boy. The late Mr. Clarke was born, reared and educated in Grimsby, being a son of the late George C. and Mrs. Clarke. He spent his boyhood and young manhood days on the banks of The Forty and was known to all his old chums, many of whom still reside in Grimsby, as "Sparky".
He left here many years ago and entered into business in Port Byron where he has resided since.
He was in his 63rd year and was a brother of George Clarke, manager of the Examiner, Los Angeles, Calif., and Andrew D. Clarke, News Editor of the Toronto Globe and Newscaster for CFRB, and two sisters, Mrs. W.F. Randall, now of Fruitland, and Lucy B. Harlow of Turlock, Cal., and a cousin of Alderman Harry G. Clarke and Fred C. Clarke, prominent broker, of Toronto.
He was a member of the Masonic, Maccabessand Odd Fellows orders and will be widely mourned in his own community where he conducted a successful business and reared a large family, also by his legion of old friends in this district. The funeral which was largely attended was held on Sunday, January 13th at Port Byron, N.Y.