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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Elizabeth Spader Clark Clegg Obituary -- 1929


Elizabeth Clark Clegg

Mrs Elizabeth Clark Clegg, wife of Joseph C Clegg, died Wednesday morning in a hospital in Philadelphia, where she has been for many months. Only a short time ago she seemed to show an improvement and on Christmas Day her family ate dinner with her at the hospital.

Mrs Clegg was born in Matawan 42 years ago,the daughter of the late Mary Spader and William V Clark. She received her early education here and later was graduated from Smith College. She studied under Walter Damrosch in the Damrosch School of Music from which she was also graduated. She was an enthusiastic and diligent worker. When the World War broke out, she offered her services in the YMCA and served both in England and France. It was in that service that she met the then Major Clegg, out of which romance her marriage to him followed when the war had ceased. In recent years, Major and Mrs Clegg have made their home in Wayne, Pa. They have one son, four years old. Funeral services will be held from her home in Wayne Saturday morning at 10:30 and burial will be there.

Matawan Journal, 8 February 1929, pg 8, col 3

(In a recent blog article, I inadvertently posted the obituary publication date instead of the date of death for Mrs Clegg. She died Wednesday 6 February 1929 and the obituary was published two days later. Sorry for the confusion. Likewise her marriage was on 15 August 1921, and the publication of her marriage in the Matawan Journal was three days later. I will be fixing the marriage record in a separate article as it contains a number of additional facts about her life.)


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