May 13, 1902
S. C. CLYDE DEAD
One of Greenville’s
Best Citizens Passed Away in Columbia
In the death of Samuel
C. Clyde, which occurred in Columbia early
Sunday morning, Greenville
loses one of her best, most reliable and trustworthy citizens.
For the past several
years Mr. Clyde’s health had been very delicate. Until a few months ago, however, he was able
to attend to his business, but his health finally gave way altogether and he
gradually grew worse. The body of the
deceased was brought to Greenville
Sunday afternoon and funeral services were held in the First Methodist church
at 3 o’clock. The pastor, Rev. E. C.
Taylor, officiated, assisted by Rev. Thomas M. McConnell, pastor of the First
The church was well
filled with friends and relatives of the deceased and members of the
congregation, indicating the high regard in which the deceased was held by the
people of the city. The services were
concluded at Springwood cemetery, where the interment took place. The floral contributions were numerous, very
beautiful and tasteful. The officials of
the First Methodist church acted as active and honorary pallbearers. There were a number of veterans present.
The deceased was born in
11, 1840, and therefore was 63 years old.
His parents moved to the Piedmont section of the State when Mr. Clyde
was a mere boy. He received his
education at Col. Lee’s school in Ashville, N. C.
When war was declared
between the States, Mr. Clyde enlisted in the Mosler
Guards and was in active service until he was severely wounded at the battle of
Cedar Creek in 1864. He made an
excellent soldier, never shirking his duty but doing everything in his power
for the good of the cause which he firmly believed to be right. In 1868 he married Miss Lula B. Buist, daughter of Rev. E. T. Buist,
who survives him. At one time of his
business career, Mr. Clyde was in business with W. H. Hovey.
The deceased was a
thorough Christian in every respect. Few
men have ever lived a purer and better life than did Mr. Clyde. For years he was a steward in the First
Methodist church. He was at one time
superintendent of the Sunday school and since then has always been a teacher in
the school. He seemed to be perfectly
devoted to his church and its interests and nothing seemed to delight him more
than to do good to others.
Besides a devoted wife,
he leaves four children, Prof. William Clyde, principal of the Montgomery
graded schools; R. B. Clyde, bookkeeper for J. T. Woodside, and Misses Mary and
Emma Clyde. He also leaves four
brothers, J. B. Clyde of Easley, Rev. T. J. Clyde of the South Carolina
Conference, W. A. Clyde of Greenwood and L. K. Clyde of Greenville.
by Sharon Strout]