New York, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 14, 1882|
San Francisco County
Kinsley, Edwards County, Kansas
January 19, 1882
In another column will be noticed the death of A.D. Clute. Just before going to press, we were handed a letter written by Marcus Clute to a friend in this city, dated San Francisco, January 13th, which reads as follows: 'I write you to let you know of Pa's sickness; he is very sick and the doctors say he cannot live. Several years ago he hurt himself and it resulted in a rupture, and yesterday morning he was taken sick while down the street and was brought home in a carriage. We have had three doctors today and they all say an operation must be performed, which may result in his recovery or death. We hope for the best'."
Death of Mr. Clute
"Mr. Dick, of this city [Topeka, Kansas], received a letter from San Francisco yesterday informing him of the death of Mr. A.D. Clute, a former resident of Topeka, but for some time past has resided in San Francisco. Mr. Clute will be remembered by all of our citizens who have resided here many years, as a member of the firm of Clute & Carpenter, furniture dealers. Mr. Clute had been for a short time before his death afflicted with rupture. The day he died, January 14th, an operation was performed which proved one day too late to save his life, his bowels having become knotted, and in a short time he breathed his last, suffering the greatest agony. His wife and children [child] were with him at the time. The sad intelligence of his death will indeed be painful to his many friends here and his bereaved family has the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community."
The above from the Topeka Capital, would lead one to believe that Mr. Clute had gone directly from Topeka to San Francisco. Mr. Clute left Topeka over eight years ago, and settled in Kinsley, being one of the first settlers here. He kept the Kinsley House for a long time and made quite a reputation as a hotel keeper, his house being one of the most popular along the line of the Santa Fe road. Mr. Clute was a man who was universally respected in this community, and left behind him many warm friends when he left here, a few months ago, to settle in San Francisco. We extend to his friends our warmest sympathies."
Emma Clute Shaw Gardner (1842 - 1917)*
Marcus E. Clute (1862 - 1949)*
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Record added: Aug 21, 2011
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