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A. H. McClure
Death of Mr. A. H. McClure after an illness of five weeks.
Allie McClure is dead and
a noble-hearted, upright, honorable citizen has gone to his reward. In
a quiet and unassuming manner, shunning notoriety, he had gone in and out
this people for nearly forty years and by his genial, kindly disposition had won the love and respect of all classes alike, and few persons have died in this city whose loss will be more
universally regretted. Passionately fond of children, and having none of his own, the little folks in the families of all his friends soon learned to love him and welcome his coming with a
glad shout. They regarded him as one of themselves, and his interest in their sports added fresh zest to their play.
When it was known yesterday
morning that his spirit had fled its tenement of clay, the remark was frequently
heard: "A good man has gone and the city can ill afford to lose any
such as he. "Albert Hodges McClure was born in Owenton on the 3rd of November 1841, and when sixteen years of age came to this city to learn the printing business, entering the
office of the old Commonwealth. He worked at his trade until about the close of the war when he was appointed a United States Gauger, a position he filled for eight or ten years. In
1869 he entered into a partnership with his brother, Mr. R. K. McClure, in the boot, shoe, book and stationery business, but about five years ago he sold out his interest and retired.
Upon the organization of the Kentucky Midland Railway Company he was elected its Secretary and was afterwards made Secretary of the Gas and Water Companies, all of which
positions he held at the time of his death. In January 1803, he was also elected City Treasurer and went out of office only a few days before his last illness.
For many years he had been
a sufferer from asthma and in January took a deep cold while attending the
funeral of a friend, which brought on pneumonia, the latter
developing into tuberculosis and causing his death at 12:45 o'clock Thursday night. He had long been a member of the First Presbyterian Church and in his last hours gave
expression to the joy he felt at the prospect of a glorious rest beyond the tomb. He leaves a widow, formerly Miss Mary A. Middleton of Shelbyville, to mourn his death, who
has the sincerest sympathy of a large circle of friends in her lonely widowhood. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 4 o'clock from the First Presbyterian Church.
(Located in the McClure surname file at the Kentucky Historical Society Library. Source Unknown)
Index of the Frankfort Cemetery list the following:
Albert H. McClure
November 3, 1841
March 2, 1894
Mary A. McClure
April 26, 1843
November 23, 1919
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