Obit: Helms, Clarence M. (1870 - 1937)
Contact:  Audrey Roedl


----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 24 June 1937

Helms, Clarence M. (15 MAY 1870 - 15 JUN 1937)

After a long months of suffering from a heart ailment and its complications death came to Mr. C. M. Taylor Tuesday P. M. June 15, 1937.

Clarence Milton Taylor was born ay Myra, Washington Co., Wisconsin May 15, 1870. When about two years of age he came to Colby with his parents and there grew to manhood. After finishing high school he entered the printer’s trade and worked on the Colby Phonograph.

He was married to Flora Helms at Kendal, December 4, 1893, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Helms, father of Mrs. Taylor. In 1895 Mr. and Mrs. Taylor moved to Loyal and established a furniture and undertaking business here. In 1922 the undertaking business was sold to W. & E. Nichols. Mr. Taylor was president of the first telephone system in Loyal and the first Central office was located in a part of the furniture store.

For several years past Mr. Taylor has been engaged in sign-painting and furniture repair work.

He was a very public spirited nature and he always gladly assisted in anything to help his home town. He was a member of the school board for several terms and also served on the election board for years, his last service being but a week before his death at the election regarding our new municipal building. He also served Clark county as its coroner for several years.

He will be remembered as a man of generous disposition, a lover of children, and an optimist to the last.

He was united with the local Methodist Church in 1905. His funeral services were held from this church Friday P. M. June 18, Rev. R. J. Fleming officiating. Burial was in the Loyal cemetery. Pall bearers were Mr. Fred Heiking, Mr. Chester Smith, Mr. J. M. Philpott, Mr. Alfred Castner, Mr. R. M. Jenks, and Mr. V.O. Kauffman. In charge of flowers were Mrs. Joe Davel, Mrs. Chas. Davel, Mrs. J. B. Bashford, Mrs. Tom Etta, Mrs. O. D. Poulton, and Miss Nettie Welsh.

He is survived by his wife, one son Chas. of Chicago, and one granddaughter, also other relatives and friends.

A short time before his death he became acquainted with the song "I Can’t Feel at Home in This World Any More," which he loved from the first and sang to the day of his death. It was very appropriately rendered at the funeral service as a solo by Mr. James Colby.



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