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Clayton Paul Aronson, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Aronson, was born near Blair July 9, 1900, and passed away at the Good Samaritan hospital in Kearney, Nebraska at the age of 32 years, 2 months and 13 days. Deceased comes from pioneer stock, his grandfather, the late W. H. Woods of Calhoun having come to this county in pioneer days.
He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Snyder October 3, 1923 at Council bluffs, Iowa. To this union two daughters were born, Jean, 8 years and Shirley May, age 7. These, with their mother, survive him. His death is also mourned by his father and mother, two brothers, Everett E. of Omaha, Nebr., Chester C. of Blair, Nebr., and one sister, Emyle M. of Blair, Nebr. and a number of other relatives and a host of friends.
On July 29, 1918 he enlisted in the United States Army, being assigned to Company 11, 39th regiment A.E.F. He was aboard a transport ready to depart for France when the Armistice was declared. Mr. Aronson spent most of his life in and around Blair, and at the time of his death he was employed by the John Deere Plow Company, having been a faithful employee for the last six years for this Company. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. In the departure of this splendid young man, the community has lost a worthwhile citizen.
Funeral service was held at the Blair Baptist church on Saturday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by the Rev. Thomas J. Reese, pastor of the local Baptist church. Interment was made at the Blair cemetery. In charge of the American Legion, who in the presence of a vast crowd of friends, gave their impressive ceremony as a token of respect to their deceased conrad.
The out-of-tow guests in attendance at the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. John Roth of Sutton, Neb; H. B. Snyder, Ottawa, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Aronson, John and Dorothy of Missouri Valley, Ia; Mrs. Anna Fleege of Tekamah, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Aronson and William, Mr. and Mrs. Casper Buffeau, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Aronson, Mr. and Mrs. Ray E. Fee, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Russell, Mrs. Jennie Bloom, Mrs. Carlton Taylor and True Giltner of John Deere Plow Co., all of Omaha, Nebr.
Since the exact death date was not given, the news article date was used.
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CLAYTON ARONSON DIED EARLY TODAY
WIDOW, TWO DAUGHTERS, SURVIVE 32 YEAR OLD FORMER BLAIR MAN
Seriously ill only a day, Clayton Aronson, 32, former well known young Blair man who for a year has been located at Kearney, Nebraska, died at 12:30 o’clock this (Thursday) morning of double pneumonia in a Kearney hospital, according to a message received by relatives here. Except that he was taken to the hospital only the day before, few details of his illness have been received here.
Mr. Aronson, the second oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Aronson, was born at Blair, July 9th, 1900, and was educated in the local schools. Ten years ago he was married to Miss Mary Snyder, soon moving to Omaha. For about six years he was an employee of the John Deere Plow company.
Mr. Aronson was an ex-service man and funeral services for him at the Bendorf Funeral Home Saturday afternoon, will be in charge of Stanley E. Hain post of the American Legion, with burial in the Blair Cemetery.
Surviving Mr. Aronson are his widow and two daughters, Jean, nine years old, and Shirley, seven. Also surviving are his parents, two brothers, Everett of Omaha and Chester of Blair, and a sister, Emily, who lives at home.
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RECEIVE SAD NEWS
Mr. and Mrs. John Aronson, residing on a farm south of Blair, received word Wednesday that their son, Clayton of Kearney, Nebr., was in a critical condition and that the attending physician despaired of his life. The young man had just recently visited his parents here but upon his return home had had some teeth extracted which apparently caused his trouble.
Mrs. Aronson and Chester left immediately for his bedside as did also Mrs. George Snyder who is his mother-in-law. They reached Kearney in time to find the son alive but he passed away at midnight. Every effort was made that week humanity can do in these cases but complications arose and pneumonia set in which proved fatal.
The Enterprise extends sympathy in the trying ordeal.