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CLARK, Andrew (1891-1954)


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Date: 3/23/2021 at 20:19:06

Andrew Clark
(November 19, 1891 – June 3, 1954)

Ida County Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, Iowa, Thurs., June 17, 1954, p.9
Obituary – Andrew Clark
Andrew Clark was born in Pulaski county, Kentucky, November 19, 1891, the son of Andrew and Winnie Clark. He died at the Ida Grove hospital Thursday morning, June 3 after several weeks of illness. He was 62 years, six months and 15 days of age. He came to Ida Grove in 1913 and was employed as a farm hand until entering the armed forces in the first world war on May 28, 1918. He was stationed at Camp Dodge for a while then was sent overseas to France. He returned January 31, 1919. For the past 14 years he has been employed by the State Highway Commission. In January 1922 he was married to Esther Guess of Lohrville. He had been a member of the McNamara-Moore Legion Post since it was organized. Besides his widow he is survived by two sisters in Kentucky and one brother. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 6, at the First Methodist Church at 2 p.m., with Dr. Wayne Shoemaker assisted by Rev. Willard Bell of Odebolt officiating. Mrs. Purl Vickery and Judy Fouts sang “They Are Going Down the Valley” and “In the Garden,” accompanied by Mrs. C. K. Lahman. Burial was in the Ida Grove Cemetery. Pall bearers were George Wellendorf, Leslie Johnson, Ed Thornhill, Wm. Steen, John Sievert, and Eugene Wood. Military services were held at the grave by members of the Legion Post.


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