CLARENCE AMES KILLED
L INSTANTLY BY FALL
i All Elmore was shocked when the- unews came r in last Friday afternoon that Clarence Ames had met sudden death .while at work on the telephone lines over on Put-in-Bay. It .seemed too awfu4 to be true, but the news was soon confirmed > and Mr. Burmann1 was aiked to meet the body at the Catawba docks, where the ferry from 5put-in-Bay lands. He arrived in El¬ more with the body about 7 o'clock that evening.
The first report seemed to indicate that he had been killed by contact with a live wire, but there was no evidence on his body of such an experience. Wm. Avers, who was working with him at the time, watched him climb to the top of, the pole, where he was going to make an examination of the cable box. He then removed h'is eyes for a few moments and soon became aware of a shadow passing, and turn- ; ing around saw Mr. Ames lying on the ? cement walk. He had evidently fallen on his head and shoulders, his neck being broken by the blow. It will ^ never be known what caused him to ;£all, whether it was merely a slip while moving about or due to a shock] by coming in contact with a wire. j The news came as a terrible shock -3?to the wife and Kttle children and the; x jiged parents here, and the deepest sympathy of alln^ent out to them in p- their sudden and great bereavement. sjThe deceased had worked with the ^New Ottawa County Telephone Com-f ^jpany from the time he was 17 years^ ^df age, and was known by everybody. PjHe was of a kindly disposition audi ° hence liked by all with whom he came' I in contact. J • The funeral was held Monday, Au-i £ust 7, at Trinity Methodist church! and was largely attended. The floral ^offerings Were very numerous and ^fbeautiful, showing the respect andi >festeem in which he was held. Rev. l}|Willison of Bowling Green had charge of the services and was assisted by ^Rev. Maple of the Church of Christy >,and Rev. Miller of ; the Methodist church. The K. of P., of which or¬ ganization he was a member, came in ' a body and had charge of the services at the cemetery.
I Clarence Ames, youngest child of yDavid and Adeline Ames, was born at [Elmore, Ohio, February 9, 1883. He jdjed August 5, 1922, aged 39 years 5 months and 26 days. He joined the JCnights of Pythias lodge as soon as he was of age and served his lodge in kll of its offices. . j
[He was married June 19, 1912, to jliiiss Edith/Strech, and to them were jborn two sons, Howard and Paul. He |had worked for the telephone corn-, Ipany 22 years and met his death in [their service. He,'with the assistance j of?some of the force, wired the new lM^;E. parsonage most completely; and idid it ajjvfree of charges Unfortunate¬ ly he will never know how deeply the people appreciated this generous act ?6f his. ^ ; ¦¦• •
l'. He is survived by his wife and two j children, also his parents, Mr. and' Mrs. David Ames, two brothers, Welby of Flint, Mich., and John of Elmore, and a sister, Mrsfe Edith Wood of El¬ more. '#& i
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