Thursday, February 18, 2016

Albert C. Close

Albert C. Close was born on February 4, 1876 to John and Louise (Erckman) Close, who were both natives of Germany. In the 1880 U.S. Census, Albert was the youngest of seven children living in the John Close household in Sandusky, Ohio. In 1903, Albert C. Close married Walla Young, the daughter of Stephen M. and Belle Young. They were married in Huron County, Ohio, and Albert stated that his occupation was real estate agent. On April 22, 1931, Albert C. Close suffered a heart attack while he was on business at the Sandusky County Probate Court in Fremont, Ohio. He was only 55 years of age.

Several newspaper clippings covering the death of A.C. Close are found in the 1931 OBITUARY NOTEBOOK at the Sandusky Library. Mr. Close was considered to be "one of Sandusky's first and foremost citizens."  A tribute stated that he was "a good citizen, a capable business man, a political leader and as a husband and father whose devotion to his family an acknowledged virtue."  For thirty years Mr. Close was a leader in the Erie County Republican party. He was a close adviser to Ohio Congressman James T. Begg. Albert C. Close was very active in the community, having been a member of the Masons, Knights of Pythias, Order of Eastern Star, Sandusky Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Sunyendeand Club, and the Sandusky Yacht Club. Mr. Close was survived by his wife Walla, and a son, Albert S. Close. Funeral services for Albert C. Close were held at the First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. A.J. Funnell and the Rev. C. L. Alspach officiating. Burial was at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. Mrs. Walls Young Close died in 1934, and she was buried beside her husband in the family lot at Oakland Cemetery.

A lovely floral arrangement adorns the monument of A.C. Close.


Miss Merry said...

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Dorene from Ohio said...

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