Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois
March 19, 1932 - Saturday, pg 6
CLARA EVELYN (McKenzie) PIERCE
Mrs. Fred Pierce Dies In Tampico - Expires Saturday Morning After Extended Illness
Mrs. Fred L. Pierce, 58, passed away at her home in Tampico at 10:20 o'clock Saturday morning. Death was due to complications of diseases. Mrs. Pierce had been ailing for several years, and had been bedfast for nearly three months.
Clara Evelyn McKenzie was the daughter of Robert and Julia McKenzie. She was born in Yorktown, April 26, 1864, and received her early education in the school of that community. She was married to Fred Pierce July 8, 1885, in Tampico. They spent the most of their lives in the vicinity of Tampico, excepting for three years in New York state. Mrs. Pierce was a member of the Christian Church, of the Royal Neighbors, and Eastern Star.
The husband and one daughter, Mrs. Ben Brainerd of Rock Falls, survive. Two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Foy and Mrs. Maude Morrell, and brother, Ernest McKenzie, all of Tampico; a grandson, Robert Brainerd, and three great grandchildren, Bobby, Joanne and Barbara Brainerd of Rock Falls, also survive.
No funeral arrangements had been made early this afternoon.
(Burial: Tampico Memorial Cemetery)