William Clarke died of paralysis at Freehold last Thursday, aged about seventy years. He taught the Blue Ball school for several years and he also studied law. Of late years he had lived at Matawan. On Monday of last week he engaged board at the Union hotel at Freehold. He was then in good health. On Wednesday he was stricken with paralysis and was found unconscious in his room. He did not regain consciousness and died the next day. He had been a cripple a long time. Mr. Clarke leaves a brother and a sister who live near Freehold.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Feb 14, 1900