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THE WESTERN STAR, 21 December 1920

C. A. Fridley, one of Comanche-co.'s pioneer settlers and best known citizens, died at 2:50 p.m. on last Tuesday, December 21, 1920, at his home in this city. For about two years he had been afflicted with a form
of liver and kidney trouble and had been confined to his home much of the time. His condition grew worse a few weeks ago and from that time he gradually weakened. Toward the end he became unconscious and finally
sank away as though passing into a sleep.

Funeral services were conducted from the home on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., and were in charge of the Woodmen Lodge, of which order Mr. Fridley had
been a member for a number of years. The Male Quartet sang and Rev. J. T. Wheeler and Rev. Frank Johnson conducted a brief prayer service. Interment was in the Coldwater cemetery, where the Woodmen had charge of the burial service.

Clarence Andrew Fridley was born near Springfield, Ill., on October 29, 1862. His age at the time of his death was, therefore, 58 years, 1 month and 28 days. In Winfield, Kans., on November 24, 1884, he was united in marriage with Miss Cora L. Bever. In the year 1886 Mr. and Mrs. Fridley came to Comanche-co. and here they continued to make their home except for about a year and a half which were spent in Denver, Colo. Mr. Fridley was known all over the county and among all his business associates he was always highly esteemed. His natural impulses were kindly, generous and sympathetic, and he was true to his friends and faithful as a husband and father. In the death of Mr. Fridley, Comanche-co. loses another of the men who helped to build the county and town, a real pioneer who came when the county was young and stayed with it through all the years of its development.

Mr. Fridley is survived by his wife and by seven children, five daughters and two sons, as follows: Mrs. Kathryn Coon and Mrs. Ina Ruggles of Bellingham, Wash., Mrs. Annie Wall and Misses Edith and Lucile Fridley of this city, also Albert Fridley of Enid, Okla., and Floyd Fridley of this city. All except Mrs. Coon were present at the funeral. Five children preceded the father in death. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of all.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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