Joseph Clay Dies Suddenly
Joseph Clay passed away at his home in Vincent Friday night 9:15 of a heart attack. He had been out looking after his cattle and had walked a long way. Coming home in the evening, he opened the door and collapsed, never regaining consciousness.
Mrs. Estelle Anthony, who had been keeping house for Mr. Clay for some time was unable to get help until the next morning, there being no phone in the house and walked to Rondowa the next morning to get assistance.
Joe Clay was born in Kentucky Oct., 16, 1873. He came to Oregon when a small boy, living in Union until 1900, when he homesteaded in Wallowa County 18 miles North of Wallowa. His wife passed away three years ago.
Mr. Clay was noted for his hospitality. For years his home was the headquarters for many sportsmen during the hunting season.
He is survived by four brothers, Albert, James W. and Samuel of La Grande and Henry of Wallace, Idaho; and one sister, Mrs. Callie Buchanan of Portland. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Services were held in Wallowa Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Assembly of God church with Rev. Dick Johnston officiating.
Burial was in the cemetery at La Grande beside his wife and parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Minnith Couch and daughter, Betty Lou-Guffey, came from Portland for the services.
Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, May 2, 1946, Front Page
Contributed by: Sue Wells
Transcribed by: Gary Jaensch