Pneumonia caused the death of Miss Ida E. Clay, 79, Sunday evening at her home at 515 E. Frank street. She had been ill a week. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon that the Huston Funeral home, Rev. Stanley Norton officiating, with burial in Ellington cemetery. Miss Clay was the daughter of Amazy [sic] and Eunice Clay, early settlers of Tuscola county, and was born in Fairgrove township May 13, 1865. Surviving are two brothers, Grant S. Clay of Caro, Henry M. Clay of Rochester; and a sister, Miss Annie C. Clay, of Caro.
Source: Tuscola County Advertiser, November 24, 1944.