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CLEM, Henry

CLEM, SCOTT, WRIGHT, JACOBSON, MOORE, WHITTAKER, RIPLEY

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Shenandoah Sentinel, Shenandoah, Iowa
18 April 1918

Henry Clem Obituary

Henry Clem was born in Warren County, Indiana, 10 September 1840, and died at his home in Fort Morgan, Colorado, Saturday, March 30, 1918. He had passed the seventy-seventh milestone to the journey of life. When a boy of fifteen his parents moved to Fremont County living in Walnut Township until about twenty-three years ago, when he settled in Fort Morgan, Colo.

When he came in 1855 this portion of the state was sparsely settled. The pioneers of that day were a hardy folk. It took a rugged constitution to withstand hardships of that age. Those events, which transpired in the lifetime of Mr. Clem, were of such a marvelous character. The narration of those facts reads more like ancient fiction. There are but a few of these early pioneers left whose activities extend back to a period of sixty years or more.

September 26, 1861 he and Emily A. Ripley were united in marriage. This companionship continued unbroken for more than fifty years. It was in December 1915 that the wife passed away. Eleven children were born to them one of whom died in infancy. Thirty-eight grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren mourn his loss.

Mr. Clem was on of the stalwart men of those pioneer days. He numbered many friends among the early settlers. He was greatly beloved by all who knew him. He has been a sufferer for several years failing rapidly after the death of his wife. For the past seven months he had been bedfast. He was a patient sufferer.

Mr. Clem was one of a family of seven children, three of whom are still living, Mrs. Mary Lowe, Ovanio, Mont., Samuel Clem, Missoult, Mont, and Isreal Clem, Gilpen, Colo.

The sons are Bart, Fremont, Utah, High and Will, Fort Morgan, Colo., Sam and Dow, Wiggins, Colo. and the five daughters are, Mrs. Nancy Scott, Mrs. Belle Wright, Mrs. Bessie Jacobson, Mrs. Effie Moore, Fort Morgan, Colo, and Mrs. Myra Whittaker, Snyder, Colo.

Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Scott, nine miles southeast of Randolph, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by the Rev. Peter Jacobs, pastor of the Methodist Church at Randolph, Ia, assisted by the Rev. M. M. Cable, pastor of the Methodist Church at Clarinda. A quartet sang several appropriate old time hymns. Interment was in Singleton Cemetery.

Those in attendance from a distance were the sons, High, Dow, Will; the daughters Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Jacobson, Mrs. Moore, a nephew E. E. Morris, Wiggins, Colo., and a brother-in-law H. D. Ripley, Fort Morgan, Colo.

Submitted by Danette Hein-Snider


 

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