|Birth: ||Apr. 2, 1844|
|Death: ||Jan. 15, 1921|
North Attleborough Newspaper
DEATH OF HARVEY CLAP
Harvey Clap, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of the town, died Saturday evening at his late residence on Mt. Hope street. The deceased had been in failing health for the past few months.
Mr. Clap was born in Wrentham, April 2, 1844, the only son of Dr. Harvey E. Clap and Priscilla Crocker. He received his early education at day's Academy in Wrentham, which at that time was famed as a great institution of learning. When a boy he was apprenticed to the Corliss Engine Works in Providence.
In 1863 he enlisted in the United States Navy and served on the flagship *Powhatan. He retired in 1867 with the rank of assistant engineer. The greater part of his service was in Sourth American Waters.
In 1869 he married Josephine Daggett, daughter of Handel Daggett of Attleboro Falls and for a period was associated with him in the braid business. later he went into the jewelry business and for years has been a successful manufacturer. At the time of his death he was he was associated with his two sons in the H. E. Clap Company of Attleboro. He was the director of the 1st National Bank of Attleboro and was a member of the Masons, Elks and the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR).
Mr. Clap was a man of pleasing personality and was held i the highest esteem by a wide cirlce of friends all of whom will mourn his departure from this world. He is survived by a wife and three sons, Harvey of Attleboro, Percy of Brooklyn and Dr. Edmund W. Clap, a noted eye specialist of Boston.
Funeral services were held this afternoon from his late residence. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Josephine Shepard Daggett Clap (1845 - 1927)*
Harvey Erastus Clap (1875 - 1959)*
Mount Hope Cemetery
Created by: Judith A. Churchill
Record added: Feb 22, 2010
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