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George Clark (1886)

CLARK

Posted By: Pat Hochstetler
Date: 10/19/2007 at 13:25:57

Winterset Madisonian and Chronicle
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, January 21, 1886
Page 4

Our Chip Basket

Another of the old land marks has gone in the person of George Clark, of Madison township, who died at his home January 13th. Mr. Clark was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, in 1820, he removed to Guernsey county, Ohio, in 1824, and was there married in 1845. In 1859 he became a citizen of this county and lived on his Madison township farm up to the time of his death.

Mr. Clark had always enjoyed remarkably good health, never having been sick until within the past year, since which time he has been suffering with kidney trouble, which finally caused his death as above.

Eleven children were born to Mr. Clark and his estimable wife, nine of which have grown to manhood and womanhood and were present to perform the last sad rites on last Thursday. The remains were interred in the McDonald cemetery, in Jefferson township.

The deceased has long been a consistent and active member of the U. P. church, and his acts of benevolence have extended to every church in his vicinity. He was ever ready to lend a helping hand to a struggling flock. The family have the fullest sympathy, and are consoled by the thought that he has gone to his reward.
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The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, January 20, 1886
Page 1, Column 6

Died in Madison Tp.

Every one was grieved to hear of the death of one of Madison Co's., oldest and best citizens, Mr. Geo, Clark, who died Jan. 13th. He had been a resident 27 years, and was loved and esteemed by a large family and many neighbors and friends.

He was a former member and substantial helper of the U. P. Church in W..but at the time of his death was a member of the North Branch cong. Has always been a liberal contributor to all church funds.

The deceased was born in Washington Co., Penn..in 1820. Moved with his parents to Gurnzey Co., Ohio when four years of age, where he lived until he removed to this County in 1859. Had he lived three more days, he would have celebrated the 41st.. An. of his marriage.

He was the father of 11 children, nine of whom are living. They were all present at the funeral. A great number of sympathizing friends attended the funeral.

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