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Clarence Land (1881-1955) and Victoria Grace

Clarence Law Land, the son of Law Land and Elizabeth Sykes Land was born January 25, 1881 in Batley, Yorkshire, England.

He immigrated to Canada with his parents circa 1883. Subsequently the family immigrated to the US.

Clarence married Victoria Grace on May 26, 1909. They had four children, Clarence (know as Elbert), Donald, Douglas and Norma. Clarence died in 1955. Victoria died in 1977.

Helen Land made several pages of notes on the Land family. Page four contains information about the Grace family. There is a note on the top of the page,
"Started working on this in 1983 after request from Janet Clark Land Shaw at "Last Prom" in 1983 at New York Ave School."
Grace family info from Janet
William Grace October 14, 1848-July 3, 1927

Marie Louise July 8, 1860-Jan 5, 1922 from Grace marker, Hauppague Cemetery

Here is what I can remember of the GRACE FAMILY

  • Henry deceased

  • Oliver, deceased, married a Lillian

  • Victoria, deceased, Sept b. 1891or 1892 d. 6-14-77 Yaphank infirmary

  • Dorothy, deceased

  • Katherine, deceased, (Mrs Walter Johnson) daughter, Allyce

  • Gertrude (Mrs Frank Marborough) son Robert, class of 43 + Frank, deceased, June 28, 1923- August 14, 1947, class of 1940

  • Louise, (Mrs Bickle) son Rodney

  • Catherine (Mrs Flloyd Sandford) Floyd R b. 1884-d. 1964

  • Muriel married Wilfred Phillips have one son, Arthur, 2 grand children.

  • Flloyd (Jeff) deceased married Dorothy Robinson

  • 2 sons, Flloyd + ? Roger?

Aunt Vic would go to visit someone named Zoie in nursing home in Brentwood- don't know relationship.*

found this in old paper when looking up obit for Pop died 1950 In Messenger May 12, 1950- A column "Through the Years" 24 yrs ago "Local relations received word that a son, David, was born May 11 to Mr and Mrs Frank Marlborough at their Brooklyn home. During the summer they live on Maple Ave." Frank W. Marlborough June 28, 1923-Aug 14, 1947 (on grave stone Hauppague Cemetery)

*"Zoë (Zoe) was Vickie's aunt. The eldest child of Robert and Sarah Warburton Grace from Liverpool England, she was born Sarah Smith Grace. For reasons we do not understand, she changed her name to Zoe after coming to the US. She lived with her brother William Grace (Victoria's father) and was over 100 at the time of her death. She is buried in a plot owned by William in Evergreen Cemetery in Brooklyn." Janice Grace, April 2011

Zoe Drier died at age 104 in February 1930.


Hauppauge - Clarence L Land was president of the Epworth League, a Methodist association for young people age 18 to 35.

In August Clarence led a Sunday prayer meeting of the Epworth League - the topic was "The Building of Character" Second Peter i.: 1-11 Jude xx.: 21

Elizabeth Land, Clarence's mother was superintendent in charge of the local league.

Violin Soloist 1906

In May 1906 a series of meetings were held to commemorate the 100 anniversary of the founding of the Hauppauge Methodists Church. According to A History of Hauppauge Long Island by Simeon Wood in 1920, C. L. Land (Clarence Law Land) played violin solos at the evening service on Tuesday May 22, the morning and evening services on Wednesday May 23 and the morning and evening services on Thursday May 24.

New York August 1906

Clarence accepted a job in Manhattan and moved there.

Baseball 1907 to 1910

Clarence was in charge of arranging some minor league baseball games for the local Hauppauge club. He played with is brothers, Percy and Joseph.

Marriage 1904 and Annulment 1909

The Brooklyn Eagle covered the May 1904 marriage of Clarence Land and "Grace E. Stillwell":

Islip, L. I. May 27, A young man and woman who gave their names as Clarence Law Land and Grace E. Stillwell drove over here from Hauppauge yesterday in a stylish trap and while here were married by the Rev. M. Laas of the Methodist Church...... The Hauppaguer young couple told Justice Wright they wished to be married and were seeking a license. He said that was not necessary, and that if they were of age and there was no impediment to their union, he would marry them. The bride, who gave her age as 17, preferred that a clergyman should officiate.
They were married by the Rev. Laas who said the bride had claimed to be 20 years old when he questioned her.
The couple were strangers here but are well dressed and of refined appearance.

Justice Wright who, like all the rest of mankind loves a lover, gave it as his opinion that the young people's decision to wed was not reached until after they had started from Hauppauge to drive to Islip, and he is quite sure the marriage is a romantic one to a certain extent."

The marriage was annulled in 1909:
The court granted an annulment of the marriage of Clarence Law Land of Hauppauge and Muriel Eleanor Stilwell of Islip on the complaint of her husband. Land said he was married on May 26, 1904 at Islip, when he was 23 years old and his bride was 21 years of age, and that they had never lived together. Ethel Land, sister of the plaintiff, told how Mrs Land had said she was under the influence of drugs when she married Land and would not have married him otherwise. Mrs. Land made no appearance in the suit.


Friday May 14, 1909 Page 6 Suffolk County News


Hauppauge - August 12 Clarence L. Land lead a mid week prayer meeting on Wednesday night at 7:45.

Clarence in New York City March 1906

Among Helen's photos was a post card entitled "A hold-up in Hauppauge, L.I.". It shows seven small children on a path. This card was addressed to C. L. Land, Esq. (this was I assume Clarence) at #23 7th Ave. New York. The message reads, " I hope you are having a good time, Mother." The card is postmarked Hauppauge, N.Y. March 10 A.M. 1906.

What was Clarence doing in New York in March of 1906?

In March 1906 the Brooklyn Times Union reported that Clarence L. Land had returned to Hauppauge for the summer.

1909 Marriage of Clarence Land and Victoria Grace

Clarence Land married Victoria Grace on May 26, 1909, in Islip (New York marriage certificate # 8821).

According to Helen Land, Victoria Grace was born September 15, 1892.

The Grace Family

Obituary of Mrs. M Grace, January 13, 1932 (?)

Thursday morning last, at the home of her daughter in Islip, occurred the death of Marie Louise Grace, wife of William H. Grace St. of this place. Mrs Grace who was 63 years of age suffered a stroke of apoplexy. Besides her husband she is survived by a sister and nine children, Mrs. William Johnson, and William H. Grace Jr. of Islip, Mrs. Sarah Betts of East Orange, N. J. Mrs. Frank Stillwell of Brooklyn, Miss Gertrude and Oliver Grace, of New York, Mrs Floyd Sanford and Mrs. Clarence Land of this place.
1900 Census:
  1. Grace William Head Oct 1847 52 Married 20 1880 England England England 1861, stone "brooker", immigrated 1861,
  2. Grace Mary A Wife Jul 1858 41 Married 20 1880 New York New York New York
  3. Grace William H Son Oct 1885 14 Single New York
  4. Grace Constance Daughter Jun 1889 10 Single New York
  5. Grace Victoria Daughter Sep 1892 7 Single New York
  6. Grace Katharine Daughter Nov 1894 5 Single New York
  7. Grace Alava Son Oct 1895 4 Single New York
  8. Grace Gertrude Daughter Sep 1897 2 Single New York
  9. Grace Dorethea Daughter Sep 1899 8/12 Single New York

Children of Clarence Land and Victoria Grace

  1. Clarence Elbert Land (known as C. Elbert Land) (1910-1962) and Margaret Geraldine Bedell

    Birth: Clarence born May 22, 1910 in Smithtown (New York birth certificate # 26489)
    He was also known as Elbert.

    Marriage: Clarence E Land married Geraldine Bedell, April 25, 1937 Ronkonkoma ( N.Y. marriage Cert. # 15600).

    Per Helen Land: Elbert (b, 1910 d. 1962) married Geraldine Bedell (b. 1913, d. 1968).

    Suffolk County News April 30, 1937:

    LAND-BEDELL A very pretty wedding took place on Sunday evening at six o'clock in St. Mary's Church in Lake Ronkonkoma when Miss Margret Geraldine Bedell the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Bedell became the bride of C Elbert Land son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Land of Hauppauge. The ceremony was preformed by Dr. Fredrick Peters. The bride was beautiful in a princess gown of white satin with train and a veil of --ull with wreath of orange blossoms. The maid of honor was Miss Evelyn Wagner of Glenmore and the bridesmaid was Miss Muriel Bedell, sister of the bride. The maid of honor wore a peach chiffon dress with horsehair picture hat and other accessories of nile green, while Miss Bedell wore nile green chiffon with green accessories. Their bouquets were tea roses with baby's breath, while the bride carried white roses with baby's breath.The best man was Donald Land the brother of the groom and the usher was Douglas Land another brother.

    Mrs. William Johnson, aunt of the groom sang "Because" accompanied by Mrs. Eva Muckelwitz of Sayville at the organ. The bride's mother wore orchid flowered chiffon with corsage of orchid sweet peas while the groom's mother wore nile green flowered chiffon also with a corsage of orchid sweet peas.

    The young couple will be at home to friends Saturday at their home on Woodlawn avenue, St. James. They left on Sunday evening for a trip though New York State. The reception followed the ceremony at the bride's home in Hollbrook. The dining room was beautifully decorated with white crepe paper and white snapdragons. A large white wedding bell hung over the bridal table and a large wedding cake was the centre pice on the table."

    This is followed by a long list of guest who attended the wedding. Including: Mr. and Mrs Clarence Land, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Land, Mr. and Mrs Paul Wiedenkeller, Miss Helen Land, Miss Norma Land, Allen Land, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Courier, Miss Averill Courier, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Land, Mrs. Adelaid Mosely, and various Grace relatives.

    Photo courtesy Patricia Worrad, February 2013

    Occupation: Per Julia Land: Elbert played the piano for the silent films at the local theater. Per Obit: Pinter, pianist and piano teacher.


    1. Patricia 1942

      Patricia wrote in June 2012:

      Mariage: Lewis Henry Worrad - divorced


      1. Bran Keith 1966

      2. Russell Lewis 1968
      3. "My son Brian Keith is a lawyer in London, Ontario, Canada and my son Russell Keith is a minister in the Associate Gospel Church of Canada in New Market, Ontario, Canada as I am very proud of them."

        Patricia Worrad, July 2012

    2. Penelope

      Marriage: Ken Hodge


      1. Lisa

      2. Kevin (lives in Bayport)

    1940 Census: Did not find them.

    1940 WWII Draft Registration: Clarence Elbert Land Age: 30 Birth Date: 22 May 1910, Birth Place: Hauppauge, New York, Residence Place: Meadow Road Smithtown Br., Suffolk, New York, Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940, Registration Place: Smithtown, New York, USA, Employer: Branglebrink Farm, Nissequogue, Weight: 150, Eye Color: Blue, Hair Color: Brown, Height: 5' 9" Next of Kin: Geraldine Land, wife

    1946: New York State Guard - Clarence E. Land - birth 22 May 1910 Hauppauge Co D. 1st Separate Bn. 14 May 1945 dropped failure to attend drills 16 Apr 1956

    Death of Elbert Clarence Land: 1962 per tombstone in Hauppauge Methodist Church Cemetery

    Suffolk County News February 21, 1962:

    "Clarence Elbert Land, age 51, died on Monday at his home on Bay Avenue, Bayport, after a long illness. Born in Hauppauge, he attended schools there and in Smithtown and moved to Bayport 13 years ago. Mr. Land was a painter with Charles Brown of Bayport and was also known as a accomplished pianist and piano teacher. He was formerly organist at the Hauppauge Methodist Church. He leaves his wife, the former, Miss Geraldine Bedell, two daughters, Patricia Land, a student at Houghton College, Houghton, N. Y. and Penelope Land, a senior at Bayport High School, his mother Mrs. Clarence Land of Smithtown, two brothers, Douglas and Donald Land both of Smithtown, and a sister, Mrs. Norma Ramsey of Central Islip. Services will be held at Raynor's Chapel, Sayville tomorrow, Thursday, at two p. m., with the Rev, Landon K Owen Jr. pastor of the Bayport Methodist Church officiating, followed by interment in Hauppauge Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society, 297 West Main Street, Sayville."
    Clarence Elbert Land Birth Date: 22 May 1910 Birth Place: Hauppauge, Suffolk County, New York, Death Date: 21 Feb 1962 Death Place: Bayport, Suffolk County, New York, Cemetery: Hauppauge Rural Cemetery, Burial or Cremation Place: Hauppauge, Suffolk County, New York, United States of America Father: Clarence Law Land Mother: Victoria Beauclere Land Spouse: Margaret Geraldine Land

    Death of Geraldine Bedell Land: 1968 per tombstone in Hauppauge Methodist Church Cemetery

    Patricia Worrad wrote in June 2012 that her mother died in an automobile accident in Savannah George in 1968.

  2. Donald Land (1912-1980) and Janet Clark

    Birth: Donald, January 16, 1912, Smithtown (NY birth certificate # 3076)

    1926, December 31, The Long Islander

    "Donald Land had a narrow escape from serious injury Thursday last when he was crushed against the side of his home by a large truck delivering coal on the premises. At first it was feared he had received internal injuries, but fortunately his only injuries were severe bruises."
    Marriage: Donald K Land married June 27, 1936, Smithtown, N.Y. state cert. # 26614.

    Per Julia Land: Donald Land married Janet Clark.

    The Long Islander Friday July ?? 1936

    "LAND-CLARK: A very pretty wedding took place in the Methodist Church at - o'clock on Saturday afternoon when Miss Janet Clark, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Clark of Juniper Avenue became the wife of Donald Land, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Land of Hauppauge. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Herbert K Robinson in the presence of a large assemblage. The bride was attended by Miss Norma Land as maid of honor and as bridesmaids, the Misses Dorothy Faturos, Helen and and Beatrice Thompson and Dorothy LaMort, Joyce Lewis and Allen Dickey were flower girls and there was a ring bearer. Elbert Land was best man and the ushers included Douglas Land, Charles Gibney and William and Robert Clark. Following the ceremony a reception was held at the James Ely Post American Legion Hall. Following their wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Land will reside in this village. Both are recent graduates of the Smithtown Branch High School and very popular socially."
    1940 Census: Colonial Road, Smithtown, Suffolk, New York, Donald K Land, 28, carpenter, building construction, Janet Land, 25, born Iowa, Roberta Land, 5/12

    1940: WWII Draft Registration Donald Keith Land, Age: 28, Birth Date: 16 Jan 1912, Birth Place: Hauppaugue, Suffolk, N.Y. Residence Place: Colonial Road, Smithtown Branch, Suffolk, New York Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940, Registration Place: Smithtown, New York, USA, Employer: Smithtown Highway Department, Weight: 153 lbs, Eye Color: Brown, Hair Color: Brown, Height: 5' 7" Next of Kin: Janet G. Land, wife

    1946: New York State Guard - Donald K Land Birth 16 Jan 1912 Smithtown Branch, New York Residence Place: Smithtown Branch, New York Enlistment Date: 12 Nov 1945 Enlistment Place: Smithtown Branch, New York, USA Unit: Co D 1st Separate Bn - dropped 16 April 1946 failure to attend drills

    Divorce: Per Helen Land Donald and Janet were divorced.


    1. Roberta Land

    Death of Donald Land, 1980:

    • Per Helen Land: Donald Keith (d. January 1980 "unmarked new grave in Hauppauge cemetery 2/21/ 8")
    • SS Death Index: Donald Land, born January 16, 1912, died January 1980, Suffolk County, New York, SS# 111-09-7803.

  3. Douglas Land (1913-1972) and Evelyn McMasters

    Birth: Douglas, October 4 1913, Hauppauge #69785 or 65.

    1928: Douglas Land had his tonsils out March 1928

    1930: December 19, 1930 Long Islander:

    "Douglas Land son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Land re-entered St Lukes's Hospital in New York City Thursday to undergo a further course of treatment for his shoulder which was broken in a recent football game."
    1930: December 26, 1930 Long Islander:
    "Douglas Land returned home from St. Lukes Hospital where he has been for the last ten days.
    Marriage: Douglas Land married Evelyn McMasters, October 23, 1938, Hauppauge N.Y. state cert. # 37320.

    1940 WWII Draft Registration: Douglas Law Land Age: 26, Birth Date: 4 Nov 1913, Birth Place: Smithtown, New-York, Residence Place: Terry road, Hauppauge, Suffolk, New York, Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940, Registration Place: Suffolk, New York, USA, Employer: W.W.Germond, Hauppauge, Weight: 135, Eye Color: Blue, Hair Color: Brown, Height: 5 ft 6 in Next of Kin: Evelyn Elizabeth Land, wife

    Death: According to the social security death index, Douglas Land was born October 4, 1913 and died February 1972.

    Douglas Land, Birth Date: 4 Oct 1913, Birth Place: Hauppauge, Suffolk County, New York, Death Date: Feb 1972, Death Place: New York, Cemetery: Hauppauge Rural Cemetery, Burial or Cremation Place: Hauppauge, Suffolk County, New York, United States of America Father: Clarence Law Land Mother: Victoria Beauclere Land

    Per Helen Land Douglas (b. 1913 d. 1972) married Evelyn (b. 1920 d. 1966).


    1. Ronald
    2. Carla married ? Sheridan
    3. Cheryl married and divorced Richard Hunsuker.
      1. Richard
      2. Douglas
    4. Wesley

    Death of Douglas Land: 1972 per tombstone in Hauppauge Methodist Church Cemetery. Douglas Land born October 4, 1913 died February 1972, SS #110-20-3607 (SSDI)

    Death of Evelyn: 1966 per tombstone in Hauppauge Methodist Church Cemetery
    Note: Not listed in the social security death index.

  4. Norma Land (1915-) and Charles Gibney

    Birth: Norma V, July 30, 1915, Smithtown # 60686.

    1933-35 19-- December, (1933-35) date cut off, Long Islander:

    "Miss Norma Land, who has been critically ill at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs Clarence Land, is slowly improving."
    Marriage: Norma Land married Charles Gibney of Kings Park, May 2, 1937. (Long Islander)

    Per Helen Land:


    • Married and divorced Charles Gibney.


      1. Jack 1937
      2. Jean married and had four children, lives in Minneola.

        ??? A daughter in 1940 as reported in the Long Islander, July 4, 1940.

    • Married and divorced Charles Killian (deceased).


      1. Barry
    • Married and divorced James Rogers, from Islip (a high school coach)
    • Remarried Charles Killian.

    May 1931: Norma Land was confined to her home for several weeks afer being hit in the head with a baseball. The Long Islander.

    The Smithtown Branch High School Searchlight June 6, 1934

    Norma Land was voted by the students: Most attractive, most popular, nicest personality and ideal student.

    By the faculty she was voted: Most attractive, most popular, most athletic, and ideal senior.

    By the seniors she was voted: Most attractive, most popular, and nicest personality.

    Class Will: Norma Land to Robert Reichling with our very best wishes.

    Class future: Norma Land Physical Education Course at Cortland

    Our Athletic Senior Girls:

    Without a doubt the most athletic girl in the class of 1934 is Norma Land. She has more letters to her credit than any other girl, having made a letter in soccer, during her sophomore, junior, and senior years and letters in basketball during her sophomore and senior years. This last year she was unfortunate in that she spent all the first part of the basketball season in the hospital and when she was able to play, the season was so nearly over that it seemed best not to give it a try this year. Norma has taken a lot of hard knocks in athletics but has always come out sailing. She has the determination, the fight, and the good sportsmanship that make a real athlete.
    Class Prophecy:
    Now for more flashes----- We hear that a young athletic coach at a Long Island High School was discovered to be secretly married to a local boy and since the contract to the young lady forbade matrimony, she was asked to resign. Oh yes, I forgot to mention that the name of the coach, Miss Norma Land.
    1940 Census: Did not find


March 1910 - Mr. and Mrs. Clarence L Land who had been living in Hoboken, N. J. intended to move to Hauppauge. A housewarming was given to welcome them.

Clarence Land in the 1910 Census

Clarence was listed in the 1910 census next door to his parents on Smithtown Landing Road in a "freely owned house" as follows:

  1. Clarence, head of household, age 29, married less than a year born in England, immigrated in 1896, naturalized, occupation, carpenter.
  2. Victoria B., wife, age 17, born in New York


Real Estate sales - Law Land and w[ife] to Clarence L Land lot adj land of Sarah J. Soper Hauppaugue nom.


Suffolk county Mortgages September 8, Land, C. L. & wife to W. W. Donaldson lot on Hauppauge rd adj. land S. J. Soper, Hauppauge $400.

Clarence Land, in the 1917 Draft Registration Records

Clarence Law Land on Hauppauge Rd. in Smithtown, age 37, born January 25, 1881. Occupation, carpenter, I can't read the name of the company of his employer, but the location is Brooklawn, New York, next of kin, wife, Victoria. Physical description: medium height, medium build, brown eyes and black hair.

Clarence Land in the 1920 Census

The 1920 census lists the family of Clarence Land at 173 Hauppauge Road in Smithtown, New York as follows:

  1. Clarence, head, owing own home with a mortgage, married, age 38, immigrated in 1880, naturalized in 1885, born in England.
  2. Victoria, wife, age 26, born in New York
  3. Clarence, son, age 9, born in New York.
  4. Donald, son, age 7, born in New York
  5. Douglas, son, age 6, born in New York.
  6. Norman, son, age 4 1/2, born in New York.

Car, 1922

In February 1922 Clarence Land bought a new Durant touring car.

Victoria Land Ill in 1925

Mrs. Clarence Land was listed as ill in St Lukes Hosptial in New York City in July 1925.

1925 New York State Census

Hauppauge, Land, Clarence, age 44, born England, carpenter, Victoria B, age 32, born New York, C. Elbert, age 15, Donald K, age 13, Douglas, age 11, Norma, age 9,

Victoria Land Ill in 1926

Mrs. Clarence Land was recovering from an operation at St. Luke's Hospital in December 1926

Motor Trip to Canada, 1927

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Land and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Land took a motor trip to Canada in September 1927.

Victoria Land Ill in 1928

Mrs. Clarence Land had her tonsils removed at St. Lukes in October 1929

Clarence Land 1929

Clarence Land contractor to remodel American Legion Hall.

1930 February

Elizabeth Land, late of Smithtown Branch, value about $17,000: Clarence L Land, son, of Hauppauge, petitioneer.

Clarence Land in the 1930 Census

On Town Line Road in Hauppauge:

  • Clarence, head, own $4,000, age 49 married at 29, born England immigrated in 1881, Na carpenter, building
  • Victoria, age 37, married at 17, none
  • Clarence E, age 19, professor, musician
  • Donald, son age 18
  • Douglas, son, age 16
  • Norma, daughter, age 14



Sunday last was a memorable day in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Land, as on that date sic her sic daughter, Mrs. Charles Gibney (Norma Land) welcomed a little son at the Southside Hospital. The same day Miss Evelyn McMasters and Douglas Land were united in marriage, the ceremony followed by a reception at the El Jerry Inn, whose proprietors are Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Land.

The Long Islander, November 03, 1938

1940 Census

Town Line Road no house numbers,

Clarence Land 59, born England, naturalized, carpenter, construction odd jobs, Victoria Land 47, Douglas Land 26, chauffeur dairy farm, Evelyn Land 28, daughter in law, born, Wayne Pennsylvania, Ronald R Land 3/12, grandson

1940 Real Estate

Clarence Land Hauppauge House and land bordered north by Margaret Dunn, east by Martin Blacklock, south by John M--- west by George McCrone 2 1/8 acres.
Sayville Suffolk County News November 15 (?), 1940


Clarence Land was ill for "several months" late in 1941. He was released from Southside Hospital in late December 1941. At the beginning of December he was listed as "serously ill". In the December 11, 1941 issue of the Long Islander it was noted that "Mrs. Victoria Land who was vacationing in Florida arrived home to be with her husband, Clarence Land, who is recovering nicely from a serious illness at Southside Hospital."

Victoria Land ill in 1943

Mrs. Clarence Land is undergoing treatment at the Mather Hospital Long Islander Thursday, September 30, 1943 Page: 8


According to the Sayville Suffolk County News of November 13, 1953 Clarence Land was the resident caretaker at Camp Edey, Suffolk and Eastern Nassau Girl Scout Camp.

Death of Clarence Land, 1955

Clarence died in 1955 and was buried in Hauppauge Cemetery.

He is not listed in the SS Death Index.

On June 10, 1955 he was listed in the Ambulance Log as having been taken by ambulance from Camp Edey to Bayport Hospital.

June 10, 1955 Sayville, Suffolk County News

"Clarence E* Land, 74, years old, died suddenly on Wednesday night in the Southside Hospital. He was stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage Wednesday afternoon and removed to the hospital in the Community Ambulance.

Mr. Land was a native of England but was brought to Canada as an infant. After living in Detroit, New Jersey and New York he came to Long Island about 60 years ago and made his home for most of that time in Smithtown.

He was a carpenter and builder and in his younger days a musician, having his own orchestra. For the last two or three years he had been the beloved caretaker at Girl Scout Camp Edey in Bayport where he lived and where he was stricken. Prio to being caretaker he was manager of the Land's hardware store in St. James.

Surviving are three sons, Elbert of Bayport, Donald and Douglas of Smithtown, and a daughter Mrs. Charles Killian of Islip, 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph, of New Hampshire, and Norman, of Smithtown, three sisters, Mrs Ruth Wiedenkeller, and Ms. Adelaide Moseley of Smithtown and Mrs. Ethel Distler of Nesconset.

Funeral services will be held at two o'clock tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at Swensson's Funeral Home in Smithtown followed by interment in the Hauppauge Methodist Episcopal Cemetery."

*As noted by his granddaughter, Patricia Worrad, in June 2012, this should be and "L" not an "E".

Question??: Why isn't Victoria mentioned as his wife?

Find a Grave: Clarence Law Land, Birth Date: 25 Jan 1881, Birth Place: Batley, Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England, Death Date: 8 Jun 1955, Death Place: Suffolk County, New York, United States of America, Cemetery: Hauppauge Rural Cemetery, Burial or Cremation Place: Hauppauge, Suffolk County, New York, United States of America, Father: Law Land, Mother: Elizabeth M. Land, Spouse: Victoria Beauclere Land, Children: Douglas Land , Clarence Elbert Land

Death of Victoria Land

According to Helen Land, Victoria Grace died June 14, 1977.

SS Death Index: Victoria Land, born September 15, 1892, died June 1977, SS#113-26-0804, Suffolk County, New York.

Find a Grave: Victoria Beauclere Land, Maiden Name: Grace, Birth Date: 15 Sep 1892, Birth Place: Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, United States of America, Death Date: 14 Jan 1977, Death Place: Yaphank, Suffolk County, New York, United States of America Cemetery: Hauppauge Rural Cemetery, Burial or Cremation Place: Hauppauge, Suffolk County, New York, United States of America, Father: William Hatherly Grace, Mother: Marie Louise Grace, Spouse: Clarence Law Land, Children: Douglas Land , Clarence Elbert Land

Land Plot Hauppauge Cemetery

Clarence was buried in the plot with his parents. That plot is located at the top of the hill pretty much in the center of the cemetery.

Two of his sons, Elbert and Douglas, and their wives were buried in another Land plot which is located near the top of the hill on west side of the cemetery.

Helen noted that Donald was buried in an unmarked grave in "Hauppauge Cemetery"

Personal Recollections

My immediate family lived in the Smithtown/St.James area until the spring of 1950 when we moved to New Jersey. For the year or so before we moved to New Jersey we lived in an apartment over my grandfather, Percy Land's, hardware store on Lake Ave. St. James - right across the street from the elementary school. At that time Clarence was running the hardware store. My older brother, Ed, and I would stop down there almost every day. We loved to play with the barrels of nails and the nail scoop. Uncle Clarence would threaten to cut our ears off with the tin snips.

Vickie Land lived next door to my grandmother, Meta Land, on North County Road in Smithtown. When we would visit from New Jersey we would frequently stop buy to say "Hi!" to Aunt Vickie. I remember thinking that she was very pretty.

Photo courtesy Patricia Worrad, July 2012

Victoria Grace Land and her sons, Clarence Elbert and Douglas

Photo courtesy Patricia Worrad, July 2012

Donald and Douglas Land

Photo courtesy Patricia Worrad, July 2012

Clarence Elbert Land

Photo courtesy Patricia Worrad, July 2012

Clarence Elbert Land, Geraldine Bedell Land and Patricia

Photo courtesy Patricia Worrad, July 2012

Patricia and Penelope Land

Photo courtesy Patricia Worrad, July 2012

Patricia and Penelope Land

Photo courtesy Patricia Worrad, July 2012

Aunt Meeta and Patricia Land, Short Beach, L. I.

Photo courtesy Patricia Worrad, July 2012

Victoria Grace Land and grandchildren, North Country Road, Smithtow: Ronnie (nearest Victoria), Cherrie, Patricia, Penelope, and Karla.

Photo courtesy Patricia Worrad, July 2012

"My birthday party with Jeanie Killian in the back and Ronnie to her left and Jackie at the end with hands on hips and my sister in front of him. Karla sitting with baby and Cherrie in front."

Patricia Worrad, July 2012

Photo courtesy Patricia Worrad, July 2012

Tea Party

Photo courtesy Patricia Worrad, July 2012

Douglas Land and family

Photo courtesy Patricia Worrad, July 2012

Norma Land and her son, Barry

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