The Late C.B. Clancy


In Memory of Cornelius Bailey Clancy
Late Proprietor of the Norfolk Messenger;
Native of Mitchellstown. Co. Cork Ireland.

"Cornelius Ballie Clancy, the proprietor of this journal, after a short illness, died on Saturday morning, and was buried in St. John's Churchyard, Woodhouse, on Monday afternoon last. Mr. Clancy was born in Mitchellstown, County of Cork Ireland. He emigrated from Ireland in 1833, and came to Toronto. Here he was apprenticed to the Printing trade, to George Gurnett, the late well-known Police Magistrate of Toronto, who at that time, conducted the Courier newspaper. Mr. Clancy first became a resident of Simcoe in 1848. He was then induced to come up and take charge of the mechanical execution of the Long Point Advocate, which he managed until the establishment of Norfolk Messenger soon after. For a period of nearly thirteen years Mr. Clancy was the publisher and proprietor of the Messenger; a newspaper connection of more than ordinary span in the history of country journalism in Canada. He was at the time of his death forty-four years old. The deceased, in all the relations of life maintained an unblemished character. So far as we know, he has not left an enemy. Struggling with the difficulties inseparable from a business life so trying as his, and with the cares of a large family pressing upon him, throughout his so journ among us, Mr. Clancy sustained a marked character for probity, industry, and enterprise. As a citizen, husband, father and friend, the departed has left a memory that will bloom in the affections long after his 'dust has returned to dust.'"  -Norfolk Messenger, 19th Dec. 1861

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