Date of death: 25 Nov 1894
Subject: Francis Clare
Source: Andrew County [MO] Democrat, 07 Dec 1894, Friday, p. 1

Francis Clare was born in Pulaski county, Kentucky, March, 1812, and died at Excelsior Springs, Mo., November 25, 1894, aged 82 years, 8 months and 16 days.

He was married when a young man. There was born to this union five children, four boys and one girl. The daughter and one son preceeding [sic] the father to the spirit world.

While yet a youngman [sic] Mr. Clare joined the Baptist church and lived a faithful member until death. His wife preceeded [sic] him to the better land about four years. The remains were brought to Bolckow by train, accompanied by two sons, and buried by the side of his wife in Gravel Wall cemetery, a large concourse of people being present. The funeral services were conducted at the grave by the Rev. G. W. Litts, of Bolckow. The deceased has many friends and relatives in this community.-- Bolckow Blade.