Clayton Carton was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Luke Carton and was born in the town of Massena April 14, 1893. He united in marriage February 15, 1893 with Mary A, Allen of the town of Louisville. He is survived by his wife, mother, three sisters, and two brothers, Mrs. Sue Fish and Mrs. Ernest Brown, of Ogdensburg, Mrs. Irving Hopson of Massena, and Z.B. and Henry Carton of Massena, Besides many other relatives and friends.The funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at his late residence on Maple street. Rev. S. S. Cobb, pastor of the M.E. church officiating, the choir sweetly singing "Abide with me", and "Meet Me There". The bearers were his two brothers, Henry and Z.B. Carton, Irving Hopson, Ernest C. Hubbard, Charles Carton, and Clarence Tracy. The large concourse assembled and the many and rare flora offerings from friends in town, Ogdensburg, and Vermont, silently testified to the esteem in which he was held by all. In a bright and sunny place in Pine Grove cemetery where the murmuring of the pines is ever heard our loved one rests (obituary, The Massena Observer, Massena, New York, Thursday, October 22, 1903)
Clayton and Mary Allen Carton lived for approximately seven years with Caleb Russell (Clayton's maternal grandfather) operating the Russell farm at the Sault.
Clayton's failing health required them to leave the Caleb Russell farm at the Sault in 1897 and move to Massena. In the Fall of 1897, Linus R. Butler, carpenter, was employed to construct a home on Maple Street for Mr. and Mrs. Carton.
After Clayton's death in 1903, Mary Allen Carton started a dressmaking shop, eventually employing a number of others in that business.
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