JOSEPH EMERY CLARK

J.E. CLARK, 93, AND DAUGHTER, MISS MARGARET RUTH, 43, JAMESTOWN, N.D., AT A DOUBLE FUNERAL DECEMBER 24, WERE LAID TO REST IN THAT CITY. FOR THE PAST NUMBER OF YEARS BOTH HAD MADE THEIR HOME WITH MR. CLARK’S DAUGHTER AND SON-IN-LAW, MR. AND MRS. DALLAS L. DRAPER. ANOTHER DAUGHTER, GENEVA (MRS. DAY) TERWILLIGER, OF MOUNT AYR, WAS PRESENT AT THE FINAL SAD RITES.

JOSEPH EMERY CLARK, SON OF ELISHA AND ELIZABETH CLARK, WAS BORN JULY 20, 1850, IN ONTARIO, CANADA, AND DIED DECEMBER 23, 1943. MISS MARGARET RUTH, YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF MR. CLARK WAS BORN MAY 14, 1900 IN RINGGOLD COUNTY, IOWA AND DIED DECEMBER 21, 1943.

JOSEPH CLARK AND MISS FRANCES DAY WERE MARRIED FEBRUARY 19, 1876, IN KEWANEE, IL. AND BEGAN THEIR MARRIED LIFE ON A FARM THERE, WHERE TWO OF THEIR CHILDREN WERE BORN.

IN 1880 THE CLARKS REMOVED TO RINGGOLD COUNTY, IOWA, LOCATING ON A FARM IN POE TOWNSHIP. THERE MR. AND MRS. CLARK WERE AFFILIATED WITH THE LESAN METHODIST CHURCH.

IN APRIL, 1942, THE CLARK FAMILY LOCATED ON A FARM NEAR COURTENAY, N.D. AND IN THE SPRING OF 1919 RETIRED TO NEARBY JAMESTOWN. THERE MRS. CLARK DIED SEPTEMBER 28, 1932.

TO THIS UNION THERE WERE BORN GENEVA, NOW MRS. DAY TERWILLIGER, AND ELIZABETH, NOW MRS. D. L. DRAPER, OF JAMESTOWN; PERCES, WHO MARRIED CHARLES HOFFMAN OF REDDING; SONS, EVERETT OF SEATTLE, AND WAYNE OF TACOMA; LEMONT EVAN…MRS. PRICE AND GLEN ALL THREE OF SEATTLE; AND RUTH WHO WAS FIRST A TEACHER AND LATER A COMMERICAL BOOK KEEPER IN JAMESTOWN, PRECEDING THREE YEARS OF INVALIDISM. MR. CLARK’S OTHER CHILDREN ALL SURVIVE.

FINAL SERVICES FOR FATHER AND DAUGHTER WERE HELD IN THE EDDY FUNERAL HOME OF JAMESTOWN, WITH THE REV. LESLIE R. BURGUM AND THE REV. H. W. MORROW, OF THE MEHTODIST AND NAZARENE CHURCHES RESPECTIVELY, OFFICIATING.

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