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Clara A. Hammond1,2

Female
b. 15 September 1875, d. 21 August 1920


Family Samuel Morton Firestone b. 12 April 1878, d. 23 July 1969
Marriage* 1 January 1900  Pleasant Chapel, Near Hamilton, Steuben Co., IN, Married by Rev. George C.Ulmer.

Groom: Samuel Morton Firestone
Groom's Race: W
Groom's Date of Birth:      
Groom's Place of Birth: Butler, , Indiana
Groom's Residence:      Butler, , Indiana
Groom's Number of Marriage:      
Groom's Father: George A Firestone
Groom's Mother:      
Bride:      
Bride's Race:      
Bride's Date of Birth:      
Bride's Place of Birth:      
Bride's Residence:      
Bride's Number of Marriage:      
Bride's Father:      
Bride's Mother:      
Informant Name:      
Date of License:      
County of License:      
Date of Marriage: 01 Jan 1900
Place of Marriage:      
Official:      
Record Number: 1
Film Number: 1863342
Digital Folder Number: 4476455
Image Number:      00524
Number of Images: 1

Groom:      Samuel Morton Firestone
Groom's Race:      
Groom's Date of Birth:      
Groom's Place of Birth: Hamilton, , Indiana
Groom's Residence:      
Groom's Number of Marriage:      1
Groom's Father:      
Groom's Mother:      
Bride:      Hammond
Bride's Race:      
Bride's Date of Birth:      
Bride's Place of Birth: Hamilton, , Indiana
Bride's Residence:      
Bride's Number of Marriage: 1
Bride's Father: Jas Alex S Hammond
Bride's Mother: Eleanor Mccurdy
Informant Name:      
Date of License:      
County of License: Dekalb
Date of Marriage: 15 Jan 1900
Place of Marriage: Franklin Twp, Dekalb, Indiana
Official:      
Record Number: 1
Film Number: 1863342
Digital Folder Number: 4476455
Image Number: 00526
Number of Images: 1, Principal=Samuel Morton Firestone1,4 
Child  1. Marie Elenor Isabelle Firestone b. 22 Nov 1901, d. 3 Mar 1984

Note*   She is the daughter of James Alexander Spear Hammond and Eleanor Mccurdy.1,3,4 
Birth* 15 September 1875  Beverly, Washington Co., OH1,2,3,5 
Census* 1900  1900 Federal Census, Indiana, DeKalb County, Stafford Township, ED: 64, Series: T623, Roll: 367, Page: 45B, June 19
Sheet 7B
(enumerated with husband, Samuel Firestone)
82, 158, 161, Firestone, Clara A, Wife, W, F, Sept, 1875, 24, M, 6/12, 0, 0, Indiana, Ohio, Ohio, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,2 
Married Name 1 January 1900  Firestone1 
Marriage* 1 January 1900  Pleasant Chapel, Near Hamilton, Steuben Co., IN, Married by Rev. George C.Ulmer.

Groom: Samuel Morton Firestone
Groom's Race: W
Groom's Date of Birth:      
Groom's Place of Birth: Butler, , Indiana
Groom's Residence:      Butler, , Indiana
Groom's Number of Marriage:      
Groom's Father: George A Firestone
Groom's Mother:      
Bride:      
Bride's Race:      
Bride's Date of Birth:      
Bride's Place of Birth:      
Bride's Residence:      
Bride's Number of Marriage:      
Bride's Father:      
Bride's Mother:      
Informant Name:      
Date of License:      
County of License:      
Date of Marriage: 01 Jan 1900
Place of Marriage:      
Official:      
Record Number: 1
Film Number: 1863342
Digital Folder Number: 4476455
Image Number:      00524
Number of Images: 1

Groom:      Samuel Morton Firestone
Groom's Race:      
Groom's Date of Birth:      
Groom's Place of Birth: Hamilton, , Indiana
Groom's Residence:      
Groom's Number of Marriage:      1
Groom's Father:      
Groom's Mother:      
Bride:      Hammond
Bride's Race:      
Bride's Date of Birth:      
Bride's Place of Birth: Hamilton, , Indiana
Bride's Residence:      
Bride's Number of Marriage: 1
Bride's Father: Jas Alex S Hammond
Bride's Mother: Eleanor Mccurdy
Informant Name:      
Date of License:      
County of License: Dekalb
Date of Marriage: 15 Jan 1900
Place of Marriage: Franklin Twp, Dekalb, Indiana
Official:      
Record Number: 1
Film Number: 1863342
Digital Folder Number: 4476455
Image Number: 00526
Number of Images: 1, Principal=Samuel Morton Firestone1,4 
Census 1910  1910 Federal Census, Kansas, Thomas County, Hale Township, ED: 45, Series: T624, Roll: 458, Page: 197A, May 17
Sheet 9A
(enumerated with husband, Sam M Firestone)
10, 134, 137, Firestone, Clara A, Wife, F, W, 34, M1, 10, 1, 1, Indiana, Ohio, Ohio, , , English, None, , , , , Yes, Yes, , , , , , , ,6 
Census 1920  1920 Federal Census, Ohio, Coshocton County, White Eyes Township, ED 52, Series: T625, Roll: 1357, Page: 325B, January 21
Sheet 7B
(enumerated with husband, Samuel M Firestone)
099, 189, 193, Firestone, Clara A, Wife, , , F, W, 44, M, , , , , Yes, Yes, Indiana, , Ohio, , Ohio, , Yes, None, , ,7 
Death 21 August 1920  Fresno, White Eyes Twp., Coshocton Co., OH3 
Death Cert* 21 August 1920  White Eyes Twp., Coshocton Co., OH, Name: Clara A. Firestone
Titles & Terms:
Death Date: 21 Aug 1920
Death Place: White Eyes, Coshocton, Ohio
Birth Date: 15 Sep 1875
Estimated Birth Year:
Birthplace: In
Death Age: 44 years 11 months 6 days
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Race or Color: Caucasian
Street Address:
Occupation: House Wife
Residence: White Eyes, Coshocton, Ohio
Burial Date: 25 Aug 1920
Burial Place: Hamilton, In
Cemetery Name:
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: James A. Spears
Father's Title & Terms:
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Name: Elenor Mccurdy
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Film Number: 1991304
Digital Folder Number: 4020541
Image Number: 2340
Certificate Number: fn 519713
Biography* after 21 August 1920  LIFE STORY

Clara A. Hammond, daughter, of James Alexander. Spears and Eleanor Hammond, was born September 15, 1875, near Hamilton, Steuben county, Indiana; departed this, life August 21, 1920, at Fresno, Coshocton county, Ohio.

On January 1, 1900, she was united in marriage to Samuel M. Firestone. In 1904 they moved to Kansas, later, on homesteaded in Colorado, and spent some time in California and New Mexico.

While Mrs. Firestone joined the church at twelve, she later made this notation on the fly-leaf of her Bible: "December 15, 1899, Justified; November 26, 1906, Sanctified—Clara." Her testimony while modest, continued firm to the last.

Directly, and indirectly through her, her husbarvd was called into the Methodist Ministry. Her mutual helpfulness and co-operation was heroic, both while he attended college at Wilmore, Ky, and later on in the field of action. She felt called to sing the Gospel story and was unusually gifted and effective. Together they labored in the Kentucky and North East Ohio Converences, besides doing some outside evangelistic work. Less than a week before her final departure,
she accompanied him for the last time on the circuit.

During her lifetime she suffered severe attacks of measles, scarlet and typhoid fever, etc., and finally fell a victim to that dread diease diabetis. She received special attention at St.
Luke's Hospital, Cleveland, and from 'various local physicians, but a carbuncle on the spine lapsed her into a coma and hastened the end. She passed out as a gentle breeze on a fair June day.

The Rev. George W. Orcutt, district superintendent, conducted funeral services at the Fresno M. E. Church, Rev. M. B. Mead preached the sermon, seven other ministers .attending and assisting. Music was furnished by the circuit parishioners. Two sisters from Indiana attended.

The remains were taken to Indiana, interment being made In the family cemetery, at Hamilton. Reverends H. R. Corson and Thomas Davies, former Asbury College classmates and present members of the North Indiana Methodist Conference, conducted and preached the funeral there.

"Life, we've been long together
Through pleasant and through stormy weather;
'Tis hard to part when friends are dear!
Perhaps 'twil cost a sigh, a tear;
Then steal away, give little warning,
Choose thine own time:
Say not good night, but in some better clime,
Bid me good morning!
S. M. FIRESTONE
Burial* after 21 August 1920  Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Steuben Co., IN5

News/Obit* 23 August 1920  Wife of Fresno
Pastor is Dead
Funeral Monday

Mrs. Samuel Firestone, Fresno, Aged 44, died at her home Saturday after a long illness from a diabetic ailment from which she suffered for the past five years. Mrs. Firestone took seriously ill at the Richmond reunion one week before her death.

Clara A. Hammond was born September 15,k 1875, near Hamilton, DeKalb co. Indiana. She was united in marriage to Rev.Samuel M. Firestone January 1, 1901.

Mrs. Firestone was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, having united with that body at the age of 12. She was a noble and talented Christian woman and assisted her husband in his religious services until her death.

Mrs. Firestone had lived in Kentucky, New Mexico and in different parts of California. While living in these various places, she assisted her husband in preaching the gospel and conducted evangelistic services.

One daughter, Marie Firestone, of this home in Fresno, survives.

The funeral services were conducted at the late home in Fresno at 1:00 p.m. Monday. The body following the funeral services will be taken to Indiana, where burial will be made at her old home place.

Published on the Coshocton Tribune August 23, 19208 

Citations
  1. [S905] Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959.
  2. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S260] Ohio Deaths 1908-1953.
  4. [S945] Samuel M. Firestone, "S. M. Firestone Autobiography".
  5. [S626] Find-A-Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com.
  6. [S73] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , 1910 U.S. Federal Census.
  7. [S247] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , 1920 U.S. Federal Census.
  8. [S1125] Newspaper Archive, online http://www.newspaperarchive.com, http://newspaperarchive.com/coshocton-tribune/1920-08-23/?tag=samuel+firestone&rtserp=tags/samuel-firestone?psi=73&pci=7&pr=30.


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