Family Stories

Obituary of Camilla Clarkson Vick

Obituaries for Camilla Hall Clarkson Vick were found in the Clarkson Family Bible. Date and newspaper identity is not available. Camilla Clarkson Vick died 10 October 1911 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


The funeral of Mrs Camilla H Vick, the beloved wife of WH Vick of Oklahoma City, took place Tuesday afternoon from the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs RA Clarkson in this City [Fort Smith Arkansas]. Mrs Vick was born and reared in Fort Smith [Camilla Clarkson was born in Washington county Missouri] and was greatly beloved by a large circle of friends. An accomplished musician and an excellent teacher, her death will cause great sorrow to many pupils who cherished a deep attachment for her. Her death is particularly sad now as she leaves a baby son [William Henry Vick Jr born 5 Oct 1911] and parents who were already carrying a load of sorrow in the death of a beloved daughter a little over a year ago, and who’s only remaining daughter, Mrs AW Boyd is very ill in Oklahoma City. Mrs Vick took a deep interest in Church and charitable work in Oklahoma City. There too, she had won many friends and will be sadly missed. Mr and Mrs Clarkson were called to Oklahoma City, Thursday and it was thought Friday that Mrs Vick was better, thus the news of her death came with a great shock to friends here. The funeral of the beloved wife and daughter was attended by a large number of friends, Rev McKay officiated at the home and at the cemetery, paying a beautiful tribute to the gentle, gracious womanhood that had paid the supreme debt for the crown of motherhood. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. . .


The funeral of Mrs Camilla Vick, wife of WH Vick, of Oklahoma City, took place at 3:00 this afternoon from the residence of her parents, Mr and Mrs RA Clarkson 106 North Nineteenth street and was largely attended. Rev M McN McKay conducted the funeral service and brought comfort to the sorrowing relatives by drawing attention to the sweet, noble, self-sacrificing, happy character of Mrs Vick in her lifetime, and by which she should always be remembered. It was a tender tribute direct from the heart of a warm, personal friend. The remains were laid at rest in Oak cemetery beneath a profusion of flowers. Floral tributes from the friends of her girlhood in this city were numerous and elaborate, yet they hardly outnumbered the testimonials of the love of friends in Oklahoma City, among whom her later years had been spent.