William C Clark b. 1876

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William C Clark b. 1876 - if&rmer West End Merchant William C Clark...
if&rmer West End Merchant William C Clark Funeral Rites Scheduled Thursday ; Funeral rites for William C. Clark, Tto, of 1603 Liberty St.. retired Alton merchant, will he conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. Jtonw-Quinn Mortuary by IV. •- t. J. Vance, pastor of First < ' 'Presbyterian Church. Committal tfte* in Alton Cemetery will be Under auspices of Fiasa Lodge. | ' A. F. ? A. M. of which Mr i Clark was a member. Friends .-may call at the mortuary after ;'$ p.m. today. ' The death of Mr. Clark Mon"day Mon"day in Alton Memorial Hospital : followed a fall at his home Fri. Fri. day evening in which he incur• incur• red fractures of his right cl»v- icle and hip. He had been in failing health for several years and'there had been a noticeable decline in his health in the past • two months. Mr. Clark, who was dean of the West End merchants at time | of his retirement in 1953, had ; been in business for more than • half a century in the West Third street area. His last establishment establishment was at 329 Belle St., where he had been in partnership with Harry G. Modes In the drapery and rug business for 30 years. Previous to that he had been a partner in the Gates-Clark store In the Commercial Building. ' He,was born at Bethalto, April 1,1876, and had resided in Alton " since the age of 18. Before en gaging in business for himself, he had worked in retail stores on West Third street. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church; Piasa Lodge, A. F. ? A. M., and during during the time he was in business belonged to the various businessmen'* businessmen'* organizations. Surviving are his wife, the lormer RJiss Minnie Yackel of Alton. They were married in Alton and would, have observed the 54th anniversary of their marriage next Monday, had he lived. In addition to his widow, he leaves two daughter, Mrs. Hunt er H. Look of St. Matthews, Ky. and Mrs. Dorothy C. Harris o Alton; two sisters, Mrs. Sam Pressey and Mrs. James Vine Alton; two grandchildren, Hunt er Look of St; Matthews, Ky. and Mrs. Robert L. Hesse o; Rock Hill, Mo., and two great grandchildren. W. C. CLARK Longevity Pay For City OK'd Approval to a resolution that all employe personnel of the city shall receive "longevity pay 'increases" 'increases" next year was voted by the City Council finance committee, committee, Monday night. The resolution, offered at the last Council meeting by Alderman Alderman Parker, and referred for a committee recommendation, proposes that longevity pay boosts, effective next April 1, be granted as follows: 2 per cent of salary after 5 years of service; service; 4 per cent after 10 years, and 6 per cent after 15 years. Brief Debate Committee action came after brief debate. Chairman Geiber suggested action should be deferred deferred until Mayor Struif was again back at the helm of city affairs and could be consulted. Alderman Warren thought the proposal could just as well be taken up at budget-making time. Alderman Stobbs pointed out action action now might be "premature." With union organizations in both police and fire departments, he suggested, there likely will be wage negotiations to be taken up

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 23 Oct 1956, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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