Mrs. Clara Leask, wife of Arthur
Leask (eldest son of the late Jas. Leask, Norfolk County, Canada) died
yesterday afternoon at her home on Carlton Avenue, after a short illness
Her young daughter, Elaine, is
also critically ill, having contracted the disease five days ago.
Mrs. Leask was born at
Stapleton, Staten Island. Previous to her marriage she was Miss Clara
Fink. She and Mr. Leask were married in Jersey City and they removed
here 12 years ago.
For a time the family lived on
Jackson Avenue, North Plainfield, and afterwards removed to Carlton
avenue. Mrs. Leask was an attendant at the Watchung Avenue Presbyterian
Church, where she was active in the various departments of work. She had
a large circle of friends and acquaintances, all of whom will learn with
deep regret of her death.
Besides her husband there
survive two small children, Hilda and Elaine, her father, Alexander
Fink, who lives at Avenel, near Rahway, and one sister, Mrs. Angus Cowan
of Westminister, N.Y.
The funeral will be held at the
late home tomorrow afternoon at 2.30 o'clock. Rev. J. O. McKelvey of the
Watchung Avenue Presbyterian Church, will officiate and burial will be
in Hillside Cemetery.