Friday, March 22, 2013

"Meet Me There"

Clarence Reeder Upp was born on September 12, 1882 in Huron County, Ohio to Reeder Upp and Lottie Kennedy Upp. He was employed as a clerk for the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway. Sadly, Clarence R. Upp died from tuberculosis on March 22, 1906, when he was only 23 years old. He passed away at the family's residence on Pearl Street in Sandusky, Ohio. Clarence was survived by his parents and a brother, George. Funeral services for Clarence R. Upp were held at the Upp home, and burial was at Oakland Cemetery. A poignant phrase, "Met Me There," is inscribed on Clarence's tombstone, indicating that his loved ones hoped to re-unite with him in Heaven when their earthly life was over.

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