b. 06/05/1883 Foxport, Kentucky. d. 30/04/1939 Santa Fe, New Mexico.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 14/02/1910 USS Hopkins.
A native of Foxport, Fleming County, Kentucky, Clary joined the Navy from that state. By February 14, 1910, he was serving as a watertender on the USS Hopkins (DD-6). On that day, the Hopkins experienced a boiler accident. For his actions during the incident, Bonney was awarded the Medal of Honor a month later, on March 23, 1910. Another sailor, Chief Watertender Robert Earl Bonney, received the medal for the same incident. Clary reached the rank of chief watertender before leaving the Navy after a 30-year career. He later worked as a prohibition agent and lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
On board the U.S.S. Hopkins for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession on the occasion of the accident to one of the boilers of that vessel, 14 February 1910.
BURIAL LOCATION: SANTA FE CEMETERY, SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO.
SECTION O, GRAVE 335
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.