Obituaries -- Clice
CLICE, ENOCH (LIEUT.)
(husband of 1) SUSAN WHETSTONE and 2) ELIZABETH WHETSTONE)
b. February 6, 1842
d. August 8, 1896
a. 54 yrs. 6 ms. 2 dys.
“Death of an Ex-Mayor. Enoch Clice, some time ill, died Saturday night last at his residence, this place, aged 54 years, 6 months and 2 days. Mr. Clice was a good, substantial citizen, a blacksmith by trade but later a grocery merchant. Owing to failing health he had not been active during the last year of his life. The esteem in which he was held was heightened by his good record as a soldier. He enlisted June 17, 1861, in company K, of the 4th Virginia Infantry, (Federal) became orderly sergeant two months later, and in 1863 was promoted to second lieutenancy of his company. He participated in fourteen of the regular engagements, was shot through the right arm at Winchester, Va., in 1863, fought primarily under General Sherman, and was honorably mustered out of service at the close of the war. He was a councilman several terms and mayor of the town when the water bonds were issued. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at the Presbyterian church.” [FMJ 8-15-1896, p. 2)
“Ex-mayor Enoch Clise [sic] died at his home on Broadway Saturday night, at 10 o’clock. Bright’s disease was the cause of his death. Notice of funeral later.” [CET 8-10-1896, p. 6]
“The funeral of ex-Mayor Enoch Clise [sic] took place yesterday afternoon from his late residence on Broadway. A large number of friends and relatives attended the funeral.” [CET 8-12-1896, p. 6]
Mr. Clice served twice as Mayor of Frostburg: from 1883-1884 and then 1890-1891. According to Scharf, Enoch was a city councilman in 1878 [p. 1479] and also an officer of the Fraternity Council and the American Legion of Honor [p. 1493].
The Frostburg Mining Journal of September 14, 1895 (p. 2) indicates that one of Mr. Clice’s sons, Joseph, died on September 11th after he fell from a moving railroad train. The wheels of the train crushed his left leg. During the surgical procedure to amputate the damaged limb, young Joseph died. He was about 22 years old. An obituary poem in memory of Joseph Clice, by Joseph Stevens, was found in FMJ 9-21-1895, p. 3.
There is considerable confusion about the “proper” spelling of Mr. Clice’s surname. His father spelled it Clyce; Enoch seems to have spelled it Clice, although writings about him often spell it Clise. Enoch’s son, William, seems to have fully adopted the Clise spelling.
CLICE, SUSAN EMILY WHETSTONE
(1st Wife of ENOCH CLICE)
d. August 1, 1877
“Mrs. Clise [sic], wife of Enoch Clise, member of the Town Council, died Wednesday morning quite suddenly.” [FMJ 8-4-1877, p. 3].
We are assuming Mrs. Clice is buried in Percy Cemetery although we do not have sound proof. Several members of the Whetstone family are buried there as well as ENOCH CLICE and Susan’s sister, ELIZABETH, who became the second wife of Mr. Clice.
CLISE, DOLORES TEATA
d. ca. February 1, 1919
a. 2 yrs.
“Dolores Teata, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. [William] T.S. Clise died of pneumonia. The funeral took place this afternoon with interment in the Percy Cemetery.” [CET 2-2-1919, p. ?]
(husband of LENA COLLINS)
b. January 1792
d. December 20, 1869
a. 77 yrs. 11 ms.
According to the 1860 Census, Mr. Collins was born in Delaware; his occupation is listed as keeper of a barhouse [?].
NOTE: Mr. Collin’s headstone was removed from the cemetery by persons unknown during the the winter of 1989-90.
(wife of ELIJAH COLLINS)
d. July 1860
See Walker-Collins Family Chart in Chapter 5.
(husband of MARGARET COMBS)
d. July 1, 1854
Mr. Combs received land from Frostburg Circuit of Methodist Episcopal Church for the first Church in Frostburg and was a church trustee in 1834 [Scharf, p. 1479]. Mr. Comb’s grandson, William T. Anderson, became a bishop in the Methodist Episcopal Church of America and gave a speech in 1911 at the church his grandfather had founded [CET 2-20-1911]
Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson
28 x 22 cms
Cemeteries, Maryland, Frostburg; Obituaries, Maryland, Frostburg. .
Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972