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Calvin E. Clear and Clara Elizabeth Hurd
Calvin E. Clear
B: June 1878
M: February 1, 1899
D: November 15, 1907
Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru, Miami County, Indiana

Obituary: CALVIN CLEAR SHOOTS SELF - Wife Can Give No Motive for Suicide - HE WAS A DELIVERY MAN - He Works Until Noon-Goes Up Street and Buys a Gun and Ends His Life. Despondent for some unknown reason, and wanting to end all, Calvin Clear, aged twenty-nine years and married, son of Samuel Clear, went into a bed room at his home Friday, and after closing the door, fired a shot into his left breast, dying almost instantly.His wife can give no motive for the suicide and claims there was no family trouble, although it is said he had been drinking. He had been employed as deliveryman at the White department store on west Main street for quite a while, and worked Friday morning as usual. At noon he went home to dinner, and on entering the house he remarked to his wife that he would end all and that he would not live long. She did not imagine that he meant it, and was horrified to hear the report of the revolver after he had entered the room. A call was sent for a doctor, but the man had died almost instantly. The Journal was informed at White's store that he had said nothing of his intention to commit suicide, and Mr. White was greatly surprised when he learned of the fact. The fact that he purchased a new revolver in one of the stores up town and took it home with him at noon is evidence that his act was deliberate. His widow claims that she had not seen him have a gun in six months. Besides a widow, three small children, one boy and two girls, a mother and father and several sisters and brothers are left to mourn his sad death. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made. - Peru Evening Journal, Friday, November 15, 1907

Clara Elizabeth Hurd
B: October 28, 1881
M: February 1, 1899
D: February 23, 1957
Buried: Chili Community Cemetery, Chili, Miami County, Indiana
Notes: Clara's second husband was Charles Martin Allman.
Children of Calvin E. Clear and Clara Hurd
1. John Clear
B: 1900
2. Evelyn Clear
B: March 20, 1903 Peru, Miami County, Indiana
D: March 1973 Indianapolis
B: January 19, 1906
D: April 29, 1982 West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Spouse: Lewis Alva Ward
Buried: Rossville Cemetery, Rossville, Indiana

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