From a newspaper obituary clipping for Carl Harrison Klink from the
estate sale of Dessa Mae (Sunday) Wolf 25 Nov 2000
Carl Harrison Klink, son of George H. and Marietta Clink,
was born June 18,
1888 near East Gilead, Mich., and died at LaFayette, Indiana, Sept. 16, 1918,
on the fourth anniversary of his marriage to Miss Stella Hayden, Cassopolis,
Mich., being 30 years 2 months and 28 days of age.
When he was about 12 years of age he moved on a farm with
his parents, their
present home, near Ashley, Steuben county, Indiana. Here he received his
common school education and worked on the farm during the vacation time.
graduated from the Ashley High school in the class of 1906 and the following
year entered a Fort Wayne business college. After completing his course there
he secured employment in that city with a manufacturing concern and developed
wide experience in the business world. Not being satisfied with a mere usiness
training he resigned his position in 1910 and entered Purdue University,
which institution he graduated in 1914, being one of the best students in
class. For his award he was selected as a member of the Alpha Zeta, an
honorary agricultural fraternity.
After his marriage to Miss Hayden they began housekeeping in
where they lived until the time of his death.
Mr. Clink was an energetic man, always anxious to do all that
he could for
the benefit of whatever he was engaged in, and with his friends he was always
loyal and stood ready to be of service to them.
His last illness was of short duration, having been stricken
but the week before, and on Friday was taken to a hospital where all possible
was done to restore his health, but He who knoweth why, called him to his
Surviving are the wife, father, mother, sister, Mrs. Spencer
Ringler, and a
brother, Ralph, besides many relatives and a host of friends, in and around
the community where he spent his boyhood days as well as at his late home
the home of his wife's parents where he made occasional visits.
Submitted By: Theresa