Bertine Pinckney Clark 1852-1940
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 9/21/2014 at 00:18:44
Came To Emmet County in 1879
B. Clark Dies At Armstrong
Pneumonia Fatal To Aged Pioneer; Funeral Services Will Be Held Friday For Father of Estherville Man
A resident of Emmet county for over sixty years, Bertine [Pinckney] Clark died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. Richmond at Armstrong Tuesday [January 16, 1940] after an illness of several weeks. His death was caused by pneumonia which he was unable to combat because of his old age.
Mr. Clark was born in Fon du Lac, Wis., on Dec. 8, 1852, and was married there on Oct. 31, 1872. He came to a farm eight miles north of Armstrong in 1879, bringing his family here in a covered wagon. Their farm home burned two years later and Mr. Clark returned to Wisconsin with his family where he was employed in the lumber mills of Meriden, Wis. In 1889 together with his family he made the trip back to Emmet county and located on his Iowa Lake farm. In 1904 he leased his farm and has been engaged in the mercantile and hotel business until 1921 when he moved back to Armstrong and ran a shoe repair until his health failed him.
Mr. Clark is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Richmond, a son, Bert Clark of Estherville, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Clark died in 1916.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at – o’clock at the Armstrong Presbyterian church with the Rev. R.R. Irwin in charge. Burial will be made in the Armstrong Grove cemetery. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, January 18, 1940)
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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