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The Enterprise, White Salmon, WA., June 11, 1953, page 5

CLARENCE M. BABCOCK

     Clarence M. Babcock was born January 1, 1877 in Charlotte, Michigan to Emma and Robert Babcock. He went to school in Michigan and Nebraska and spent five years in Denver, Colorado.
     In 1904 he came to Klickitat County where he took up a homestead and timber claim.
     On November 22, 1908 he was married to Stella Parrott and to this union three children were born; Homer of Glenwood, Marjorie Holman of Klickitat, Washington and Floyd of Crescent City, California.
     He spent 49 years in the Glenwood Valley following the carpenter trade and farming.
     He passed away at Glenwood June 4th, 1953 at the age of 76 years, 5 months, and 4 days.
     He is survived by his wife Stella, his three children, seven grandchildren, two grandsons, (one grandson, Larry Babcock, is serving with the U.S. Navy, stationed at Guam), two great grandsons, one niece and four nephews.
     Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 7th, at 2:30 p.m. in the Glenwood Community Church, with the Reverend James Duffey officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Adams Cemetery at Glenwood.
     Pall bearers: Frank Lyle, Purda Staack, Osmar Kuhnhausen, Frank Kuhnhausen, Albin Bergland, Merle Akerill.


The Mt. Adams Sun, Bingen, WA., June 11, 1953, page 10

PIONEER ENDS LONG ILLNESS

     Desperately discouraged by prolonged and increasing illness Clarence M. Babcock, 76, of Glenwood, terminated his life by gun shot at his home, Thursday, June 4.


The Goldendale Sentinel, Goldendale, WA., June 11, 1953, page 9

CLARENCE M. BABCOCK

     Clarence M Babcock was born January 1, 1877 in Charlotte, Michigan to Emma and Robert Babcock. He went to school in Michigan and Nebraska and spent five years in Denver, Colorado.
     In 1904 he came to Klickitat County where he took up a homestead and timber claim.
     On November 22, 1908 he was married to Stella Parrott and to this union three children were born; Homer of Glenwood, Marjorie Holman of Klickitat and Floyd of Crescent City, California.
     He spent 49 years in the Glenwood Valley following the carpenter trade and farming.
     He passed away at Glenwood June 4, 1953 at the age of 76 years, 5 months and 4 days.
     He is survived by his wife Stella, his three children, seven granddaughters, two grandsons, (one grandson, Larry Babcock, is serving with the U. S. Navy, stationed at Guam), two great grandsons, one niece and four nephews.
      Pallbearers were: Frank Lyle, Purda Staack, Osmar Kuhnhausen, Frank- Kuhnhausen Albin Bergland and Merle Akerill.


The Goldendale Sentinel, Goldendale, WA., June 11, 1953, page 1

GLENWOOD PIONEER COMMITS SUICIDE

     Clarence M. Babcock, 76, a pioneer homesteader of Klickitat county, ended his life with a 22 rifle shot Thursday night, June 4 at 11:35 at his Glenwood home, deputy sheriff John Splawn reported. The case was investigated by Splawn and acting county coroner T. W. Mitchell of Bingen, and Pete Portner, sheriff's posseman. The aged pioneer was reported as depressed recently by bad health which saddened his late life.
     Babcock came to Klickitat county in 1904 and filed a home-stead and timber claim.
     His survivors are his widow of Glenwood; sons, Homer of Glenwood, and Floyd of Crescent City, Calif.; and a daughter, Marjorie Holman of Klickitat.
     Funeral services were held at the Glenwood Community Church Sunday, June 7. Interment was made in the Glenwood Cemetery.

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