Fate dealt strangely with Cliff B. Jacobs, 1302 Scott avenue, Hubbard Woods, and his sister, Mrs. Walter Harvey Lee, 1209 Astor street, Chicago, Wednesday last week, when, at almost the same hour of that day, death claimed the wife of Mr. Jacobs and the husband of Mrs. Lee.
Mrs. Jacobs passed away at 5 o'clock in the afternoon, at the Grant hospital, Chicago, the very hour in which Mr. Lee died at the Mayo Brothers hospital, Rochester, Minn. Both had been ill about a month, and death, in both instances, followed surgical operations, Mr. Lee having submitted to a second operation only a few days before.
Mr. Jacobs was with his sister, at the bedside of her husband when he died, being unable to reach the hospital in Chicago in response to a message that Mrs. Jacobs had suffered a relapse and was dying.
Following her operation Mrs. Jacobs had recovered sufficiently in two weeks to permit Mr. Jacobs to return to Rochester to spend a few days with his sister and Mr. Lee, whom he had accompanied to the Mayos a month previous.
Hold Double Funeral
A double funeral was held at the Jacobs residence, Saturday morning at 11 o'clock with burial following at Graceland.
Mrs. Jacobs was 44 years of age. Before her marriage to Mr. Jacobs she was Mrs. Ada Valleau Clark, of Grinnell, Iowa, where she was reared and graduated from Grinnell college. She had been a resident of the north shore for the past seven years. Mr. Jacobs is president of the Ogilvie & Jacobs company, retail clothiers, 20 East Jackson boulevard, Chicago. A daughter, Angie, aged 7, and two sons, Henry Clark and Albert Clark, also survive. Her mother, Mrs. Angie Valleau, and a sister, Mrs. S. P. Brainard, both of Hollywood, California, and a brother, Frank Valleau, of Kansas City, Mo., were at her bedside when death came.
Noted As Benefactor
Mr. Lee, 66, was president of the Plymouth hotel, 22 West Van Buren street, Chicago, in which city he had lived for many years. Back in the early nineties he was engaged in merchandising, under the firm name of Koch & Lee, on West Van Buren street. He was a native of Toronto, Canada. He was a man who had done much for charity, and whose taking will be sadly missed not alone by his family, but by a very wide circle of friends, and particularly those who had experienced his kind, helpful ministrations and generosity. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jessie W. Lee, and a daughter, Virginia, aged 4. Theodore Lee, of Chicago, is a brother.
Mrs. Lee and her daughter will now reside at the Jacobs residence.