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Rachel Charlotte Clark Gordon
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Birth: Sep. 23, 1838
Quincy
Adams County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 14, 1928
Madison County
Iowa, USA

Obituary: Rachel Charlotte Clark, daughter of Caleb and Ruth Clark, was born in Quincy, Illinois September 23, 1838 and departed this life May 14, 1928, after an illness of long standing, at the age of 89 years, 7 months and 21 days. The deceased came with her parents to Madison County, Iowa in 1846 and for 81 years her life was identified with the growth, prosperity and advancing civilization of the community. June 19, 1856 she was united in marriage with John Newton Gordon and they located on their prairie farm one and one-half miles west of Winterset. Here they experienced all the toils, hardships and pleasures of pioneer life. Their home was always open to receive everyone in need of shelter and, in the early days, the benighted wanderer on the prairie found a place to rest. While living on this farm, their entire family of ten children was born. February 28, 1858, she united with the Church of Christ and has had the welfare of the church at heart at all times. After living a short time on a farm southeast of Winterset, they moved to Winterset where she spent the remainder of her life. She leaves to mourn her passing two sisters, five sons, one daughter, 24 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, and a host of friends to honor her memory. Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ May 16, 1928 at 2 o'clock p.m. conducted by Rev. F. C. McCallon and iterment was made in the Winterset Cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  Caleb Clark (1808 - 1894)
  Ruth Ann Clanton Clark (1818 - 1901)
 
 Spouse:
  John Newton Gordon (1835 - 1915)
 
 Children:
  Albert Tell Gordon (1857 - 1930)*
  Morgan Miles Abel Sergeant Gordon (1859 - 1924)*
  Lillie Ann Gordon (1864 - 1864)*
  Jasper Newton Delbert Gordon (1865 - 1950)*
  Nelson Clark Gordon (1868 - 1940)*
  Hallie B. Gordon Turner (1871 - 1963)*
  Charles William Gordon (1873 - 1959)*
  James Arthur Gordon (1876 - 1969)*
 
 Siblings:
  Louisa Jane Clark (1836 - 1874)*
  Rachel Charlotte Clark Gordon (1838 - 1928)
  Sarah Ellen Clark Wilkinson (1840 - 1894)*
  Nancy Elizabeth Clark Smith (1841 - 1934)*
  Sintha Ann Clark (1843 - 1855)*
  Rufus Clark (1845 - 1926)*
  Mary Adeline Clark Tusha (1847 - 1923)*
  Adam Clark (1849 - 1849)*
  Joshua C. Clark (1850 - 1915)*
  Miles Denman Clark (1852 - 1920)*
  Martha Orlena Clark Rogers Ballard (1854 - 1935)*
  Joel Nathan Clark (1856 - 1927)*
  Caleb Franklin Clark (1859 - 1924)*
  Estina Bell Clark (1861 - 1863)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Winterset City Cemetery
Winterset
Madison County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Joan Viney
Record added: Apr 16, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10798332
Rachel Charlotte <i>Clark</i> Gordon
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Rachel Charlotte <i>Clark</i> Gordon
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Rachel Charlotte <i>Clark</i> Gordon
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In honor of Maxine Clark Evans
- Laura Evans Schnabel
 Added: Aug. 19, 2011
 
 
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