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CLARK, Lucius 1808-1883

CLARK

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/13/2011 at 23:59:29

Died, at his residence in this city, on Wednesday, August 1st, 1883, Mr. Lucius Clark, aged 75 years and 7 months.

Mr. Clark was born in West Poulkney, Rutland county, Vermont.

When young he moved to Genesee County, N.Y. and from there to Ohio, where he married and lived until 1847 when he emigrated to Wisconsin, and in 1861 he moved to Grundy County and settled 2 1/2 miles northwest of this place on a farm, where he lived until five years ago when he moved here, where he has resided until his death last week.

Mr. Clark represented his township in the Board of Supervisors for several years, and was considered a useful and faithful member strictly honest and careful of the trusts committed to him.

He was reared a Congregationalist after the strictest sect of New England type, but in 1835 he joined the M.E. church, in which communion he lived and died. He was one of the seven members who composed the first Methodist class ever organized in Grundy Center. He was faithful in all his church relations, and a faithful attendant upon the means of grace until so enfeebled by disease as to render it impossible for him to do so. Mr. Clark was an honest, upright citizen, a pure Christian, and affectionate husband and father, and universally respected by all classes of the community.

He was buried last Friday, and notwithstanding the busy season of the year a large concourse of our citizens attended the funeral services which were conducted by Revs Cory and Waite.
--Records of the Old Settlers Association of Grundy County, Iowa 1881-1890 (obituary taken from the Grundy Center papers)


 

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