Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schafer
FORMER RILEY TOWNSHIP BOY FATALLY INJURED IN ACCIDENT
CLARENCE SCHAFER, AGED 16, DIES AT LANSING.
Clarence Schafer, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schafer, of Lansing, former residents of Riley Township, was fatally injured Friday noon when he was struck by an automobile drives be Mrs. Carl Barber at the intersection of Saginaw and Butler Streets in Lansing. Clarence was riding his bicycle to school when the accident occurred.
He was taken to the Edward W. Sparrow hospital where his injuries were dressed. The boy never recovered from his critical condition and passed away at 11 o’clock ‘Saturday night.
Clarence Schafer was born in Riley Township, Clinton County, on February 14, 1906, and died on Saturday, October 2, 1920. He lived in Riley for 15 years and moved with his parents to Lansing about one year ago. His father was formerly the blacksmith of Riley Township. Clarence attended the Boughton school of Riley and for a short time the parochial school at Westphalia. He was studious and his quiet and gentle manner won him friends wherever he went. He is survived by his parents and two sisters and a host of friends. The entire community extends sympathy to the grief-stricken family.