In the passing of Clark Rix, the community has lost one of its best citizens, as Mr. Rix was always interested in every good work.
Clark Rix was born in Springwater December 17th, 1843, and passed away at his home in Hemlock after a long illness, March 7th, 1925.
Mr. Rix was a member of Company K, 21st N. Y. Volunteer Cavalry. He was a true Christian gentleman and was always found in his place in church and Sunday school as long as health permitted. He was superintendent of the Hemlock Methodist Sunday school for some time and commanded the love and respect of all who knew him.
Mr. Rix is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma Rix; three sons, George H. of Hemlock, Edwin L. of Rochester and S. Ray of Buffalo; one daughter, Mrs. Grace Affolter of Honeoye; six grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Rix spent fifty-eight years of wedded life together.
The funeral was held from his late home at 2 o’clock Monday. The Rev. F. D. Raymond of Allen’s Hill officiated, assisted by the Rev. F. A. Andrews of Hemlock.
Interment was in Union cemetery, Livonia.
Canadice - Mrs. Emma Rix, widow of Clark Rix, died at the home of her son, Edwin, in Rochester Saturday. She had been sick with grippe for several weeks and did not rally from it.
Since the death of her husband a few years ago Mrs. Rix had made her home with her children, staying part of the time with her daughter, Mrs. Affolter, of this place.
Mrs. Rix was born in Canadice eighty-three years ago November 7th. She was the daughter of Sarah Friday and Stephen Branch.
Mrs. Rix leaves one daughter, Mrs. Grace Affolter, of this place; two sons, Edwin of Rochester, Ray of Buffalo; two brothers, George Branch of Livonia and Stephen Branch of Michigan; a half-brother, Mark Brown of Livonia; and several grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Hemlock M. E. church Tuesday.
Mrs. Emma Rix, widow of Clark Rix of Hemlock, died Saturday, February 22, at the home of her son, Edwin L. Rix of Rochester.
Mrs. Rix was the daughter of Stephen and Sarah Branch of Canadice, and was born November 7, 1846. On November 14, 1866, she was united in marriage to Clark Rix of Springwater, who died on March 7, 1925.
To them were born five children three of whom survive: Mrs. George W. Affolter of Canadice, Edwin L. Rix of Rochester and S. Ray Rix of Buffalo. One daughter, Ethel M., died in infancy and the late George H. Rix died on December 18, 1928. Also surviving are six grandchildren and two brothers, Stephen Brach of Lake Odessa, Michigan, and George H. Branch of Livonia; and two half-brothers, Mark C. Brown of Livonia and Elmer Brown of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado.
The funeral was held from the Methodist church in Hemlock on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Nelson officiating and burial was in Union cemetery, Livonia.