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CLARK, Wm. H. H. 1840-1915

CLARK, SHAW

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/28/2016 at 14:46:59

Wm. H. H. Clark was born in Richland county, Ohio, Dec. 10, 1840. When a boy of 6 or 7 he moved with his parents to Wisconsin and in 1861 came to New Hartford, Iowa. In the summer of 1861 he enlisted in the 3rd Iowa battery and served 13 months, until he was discharged on account of disabilities. While he was away to war his father had moved to Grundy Center so that on his return he came to this place. He worked on his fathers farm northwest of town, taught school and held the office of County Superintendent of Grundy school.

He was married October 27, 1863 at New Hartford to Sarah E. Shaw. They lived in this county 19 years, in Butler county 3 years, moving to Clay county, Iowa, 30 years ago. They were in Nebraska for 8 years but returned to Spencer.

Wm. H. H. Clark died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. A. Bronson at Algona on Wednesday, June 2, about 6 months after the death of Mrs. Clark.

Five children survive these parents: Mrs. Lou Ella Brook, of Atkinson, Nebr.; Mrs. F. A. Bronson of Algona; W. E. Clark of Arnold's Park; Mrs. Cora Brook, of Atkinson and Frank Clark of Algona; eleven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

Deceased was the fourth of a family of ten children, Albert Clark of this city being the only one still living.

He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, the A.O.W. lodge and G.A.R. post.

The funeral was held at the home of Albert Clark Saturday morning at 10:30, Rev. Dilman Smith conducting the service.

--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 June 1915, pg 2


 

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