Clark Clayton of Elton died on Wednesday at the Long Branch hospital, aged 67 years. His death resulted from an injury sustained in a runaway accident last November while going from Freehold to his home with a load of empty barrels. A barrel falling from the wagon frightened the horses and Mr. Clayton was thrown to the ground. His left leg was broken above the knee. Gangrene set in and about a month ago Mr. Clayton was taken to the hospital. The leg was taken off but the gangrene had so far advanced that it was impossible to save his life.
Mr. Clayton was a son of Henry Clayton and was born at Elton. He was a clerk at one time in Rue's store at Freehold and afterward he kept a store at Elton. Of late years he had engaged in farming and at the time of his death farmed what is known as the Pittenger place. Mr. Clayton married Rachel Pittenger who died three years ago. Two sisters and four brothers survive him. They are Mrs. R. A. Irons of Freehold, Mrs. John Davison of Manalapan, Horatio Clayton of Adelphia, Perrine Clayton of Elton and Simpson Clayton of Asbury Park.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Jan 8, 1902