MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 83
submitted by Ronna Thuman, November 14, 2007
At 6:30 p. m., Wednesday, Sept. 3d, 1879, of paralysis, Mrs. CATHARINE CLARK, wife of Alexander Clark, after an illness of nearly five months. Age 57 years, 7 months and 29 days.
Mrs. Catherine Clark (nee Griffin) was born in Virginia, Jan. , 1822. She was brought to Ohio at the age of three years, by Mrs. Paddick and Rachael Cheadle, who had owned her mother in Virginia. She lived with them in Ohio till the spring of 1842, when she removed with them to Iowa, and settled at Marion, Linn county, where she continued in their service for about one year. From there she went to Iowa City and was employed in the family of E. C. Lyon, Esq. It was here that her future husband, Alexander Clark, then a resident of Bloomington (since called Muscatine) made her acquaintance. They were married Oct. 9, 1848, and have ever since made their home in this place.
The deceased embraced religion and connected herself with the M. E. Church at the age of 13 years, and upon removing to Iowa and coming to Iowa City, was taken into the church by letter under the Rev. John Harris. After her marriage and removal to Muscatine, she became connected with the A. M. E. Church here, and remained a consistent member of the same to the day of her death. Five children were born to her—two boys and three girls—three of whom (Rebecca, wife of G. W. Appleton, Susan V., wife of Rev Richard Holley, and Alexander G.) survive her.
The funeral will take place Saturday, at 10 ˝ o’clock a. m., from the African M. E. Church.
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