Mrs. Eunice C. Clay

An Invalid for Eight Years, Widow of Late Amzy Clay Passes Away

Mrs. Eunice C. Clay, relict of the late Amzy Clay, died at her home in Ellington, Tuesday afternoon, May 19, 1908, in the 69th year of her age.

She was born June 15, 1839 and came to Michigan with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hiller when only seven years of age, living near Flint until she was sixteen, then removed to Tuscola county. August 9, 1859 when 18 years she married Amzy Clay and resided in Fairgrove township until 27 years ago when they moved to Ellington.

She leaves four children; Henry M. of Portland, Oregon; Ida E., Grant S., Annie C. Clay all of the home township. Mrs. Grace Loomis and Harry D. Hunt of Indianfields are grandchildren, and there are five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Lavina Wright of Saginaw, Mrs. Rosina E. Molonzo of Ellington are sisters and Walter N. Hiller of Almer is a brother.

A rearing a family of five children of her own, she took three motherless grandchildren to whom she was a mother until they arrived at maturity and was ever ready to give unsparingly of her strength and skill in caring for the sick and needy.

For eight years she was an invalid, although confined to her bed but two weeks at the last, when her sufferings were so intense she prayed that they might be taken away.

Rev. R.L. Cope assisted by Rev. Wm. Hutchinson conducted funeral services Thursday afternoon, and the remains were buried besides those of her husband in Ellington cemetery.

Source: Tuscola County Advertiser, May 29, 1908.

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