|Birth: ||Sep. 21, 1902|
Otter Tail County
|Death: ||Feb. 17, 1937|
Cause of death: lobar pneumonia and acute myocarditis.
Claire Emily (Grant) Hemler was the daughter of Elmer Oscar Grant & Frieda Emily Victoria Heuer.
PIONEER VERDE RESIDENT DIES ------------------------------------- Cottonwood AZ, Feb 23, 1937 –
With the burial of Mrs. Claire Hemler in Cottonwood Cemetery Sunday, February 21, a third member of a pioneer family was placed at rest beside her father-in-law, Joseph J. Hemler who was buried there along side of his father-in-law, Mr. [William] Spry. Mr. Spry, who came through Arizona in 1876 with his family and including Mrs. J. J. Hemler and Nancy Spry, her sister, made a second visit to Arizona in 1917 and remained with the J. J. Hemler family until he passed away nearly 20 years ago. August 11, 1935, Joe Hemler was laid to rest beside him and on Sunday, Claire Emily Hemler, wife of Thomas Benjamin Hemler was placed beside him. Besides being related to Mr. Spry, Mrs. Joe Hemler and sister Nancy are first cousins to Mr. Mulholland who lived for over 25 years in the valley near Camp Verde.
Funeral services for Mrs. Claire Hemler were held at the Community Church in Clarkdale, Ariz. Thomas B. Jones ably delivered the sermon in which works of condolence and cheer were given to lighten the burden of those surviving. Following arrival at the graveside the ritualistic services of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Moose Chapter 336, Clarkdale were impressively performed. The services were terminated by T. B. Jones.
Mrs. Claire Hemler had been a victim of influenza and pneumonia and was on the high road to recovery when on February 17 in the afternoon she suddenly passed away. Her heart, apparently unable to perform further after the severe strain of the malady, ceased to beat. The many varied and beautiful floral offerings and the large concourse following the hearse to the grave, mute evidence of the love and esteem in which Mrs. Hemler was held in the Verde district.
The pall bearers chosen from the American Legion and friends of the family were C. V. Case, John Bower, Jean Sullivan, August C. Honsohn, H. A. Arnold, and William Roberts. Claire Emily Hemler was born September 21st. 1902, in Paddock Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota. September 15, 1924 she was married to Thomas Benjamin Hemler. The couple joined Mr. Hemler's parents and family in Verde District in 1928 and they have resided in Cottonwood, Clarkdale and the rural vicinity ever since. At the time of her demise, Mrs. Hemler was living at their home 506 Main Street in Clarkdale.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband Thomas Benjamin Hemler, a son Joseph Hemler, her parents, E.O. Grant and Frieda Grant; three brothers, Wayne F. Grant, Stanley Grant, and Verne Grant, and four sisters, Mrs. Grace Fullerton, Mrs. Pearl Hemphill, Mrs. Violet Hemphill, and Elsie Grant, all residents of Sebeka, Minnesota. The only members of her immediate family being able to come to the last rites were Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Grant her parents, who arrived Sunday. They will remain here until the last of this week.
Evening Courier, Prescott, Arizona, 02/23/37
Elmer Oscar Grant (1880 - 1941)
Frieda Emily Victoria Heuer Grant (1883 - 1973)
Thomas B. Hemler (1894 - 1974)
Claire Emily Grant Hemler (1902 - 1937)
Grace Fae Grant Fullerton (1906 - 1995)*
Pearl Jenny Grant Zimmerman (1910 - 2004)*
Created by: Dakota Pioneer
Record added: Sep 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58315877
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