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Clarkson Clothier
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Birth: Oct. 5, 1846
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 1917, USA

He was the brother of Isaac Hallowell Clothier.

1917-10-08; Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer

CLARKSON CLOTHIER FUNERAL TOMORROW
Last Honors to Be Paid to Retired Merchant, who Died unexpectedly Saturday
Services at Family Home in Haverford will be Private - Widow, Two Daughters and Son survive

Funeral services for Clarkson Clothier, formerly senior member of the firm of Strawbridge & Clothier, who died unexpectedly at his home in Haverford last Saturday, will be held at his late residence at 3 P. M. tomorrow. The funeral will be private and burial will take place at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Clothier was 71 years old. He was widely known for his business integrity and devotion to civic betterment. He had been in ill health all summer, but had not been thought to have been in a serious condition. The immediate cause of death was heart trouble. Members of the family were present when the end came.

Mr. Clothier was born in this city of a Colonial family on October 3, 1846. He was imbued with a sturdy self-reliance and resourcefulness as a child and while most boys were studying the rudimentary branches, he had been graduated from the Friends' Central School.

His first position was in the wholesale dry goods house of Wilson, Anderson & Cernea. After several years of satisfactory endeavor in this connection, he engaged with Marsh, Haywood & Co., and later became a member of the firm of King, Seybert & Clothier.

Clarkson Clothier was a half-brother of Isaac H. Clothier, who formed the co-partnership with Justus C. Clothier in 1868, and he became a member of the Strawbridge & Clothier firm in 1888. The portion of the work which fell to his share as partner in the great department store not only required care of financial questions, but he was also called upon to exercise a general oversight of the methods and policy of the house. In January, 1903, he retired from the firm.

ENJOYED SOCIAL LIFE

Mr. Clothier also enjoyed social life keenly and was also interested in public affairs. With his ready facility of expression and wit, he was in frequent demand on occasions where his fellow citizens sought enlightenment or entertainment. He was a member of the Union League, the Historical Society, Manufacturers' Club, Merion Cricket Club and Bachelors' Barge Club. He was interested in outdoors sports and was part owner of an attractive fishing and hunting preserve in Monroe county, Pa.

Mr. Clothier was also one of the mangers of the American Sunday School Union, and of the Presbyterian Hospital Board, a member of the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, and treasurer of the board of trustees. He was an extensive traveler, both in this country and abroad.

Mr. Clothier was also one of the mangers of the American Sunday School Union, and of the Presbyterian Hospital Board, a member of the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, and treasurer of the board of trustees. He was an extensive traveler, both in this country and abroad.

On June 16, 1905, Mr. Clothier married Mrs. Florence M. Allen (nee Merwin), at the home of the bride in Church lane, Germantown. His first wife died on October 1900. Besides his widow, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William Sanderson, of Eadfield Hall, Warworth, England, and Miss Marion Clothier, and one son, Robert Clarkson Clothier of Haverford."
 
 
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 Spouses:
  Agnes Evans Clothier (1849 - 1900)
  Florence Caroline Merwin Clothier (1857 - 1938)
 
 Children:
  Robert Clarkson Clothier (1885 - 1970)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Clarkson Clothier, 1846 -- 1917. "At eventide it shall be light."
 
Burial:
West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Bala Cynwyd
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Summit 34
 
Created by: VintageVyrle
Record added: Apr 25, 2010
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Clarkson Clothier
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Rest in peace Clarkson.
- A Bunting Granddaughter
 Added: Jun. 1, 2010
 
 
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