PIONEER LAID TO REST Edumnd Clark, one of the pioneers of many communities of the inter mountain country died at the hospital in Afton last Tuesday evening following an attack of heart trouble. The attack came on him while at his home in Etna. He was immediately rushed to Afton and taken to the hospital for treatment. After a short time in the hospital he seemed to feel all right, and told his son to go on home and assist with the work and he would be all right. His son then went back to his home in Etna. Tuesday evening he was taken suddenly worse and in only a few minutes had passed away, almost without warning to either the doctor or the nurse. Bro Clark had been treated for cancer of the eye previously, but that is not considered to have had any connection with the heart trouble which took him off. Brother Clark was born in Farmington, Utah Oct 13, 1852, while that community was still in the pioneer state. While still a small boy he was taken by his parents to Cache Valley which was just being settled at that time, his family was among the first of that section, and Mr. Clark was in one of the wagons when camp was made on the site where Logan now stands. From there they moved to Smithfield, where the family resided for some time. When he was 20 years of age he married Elizabeth Ann Rogers. Sometime following this he moved across the valley near Clarkston, where he lived a number of years helping to develop that section. In 1890 Mr Clark and his family moved to Afton while this section was in its earliest development. He lived for many years on his ranch north of Swift Creek, and built a fine place, but the call to the frontier once more called and about 20 years ago he went to Etna with his family. Etna was at that time unfenced and only a small part of the land patented, but he took up a ranch and has helped to make that section what it now is, it being his home at the time of his death. He was a typical pioneer saint. Funeral services were held in the South ward chapel yesterday afternoon and a large number of friends attended the services. The ward choir furnished the music. The speakers were A.V.Call, Lester Bagley, Bishop Osborne Low, and Ozro Gardner. All of whom have been near neighbors of Bro. Clark, and who spoke in the highest terms of his many virtues. A piano solo was rendered by Miss Daisy Allred and a vocal solo sang by Ernest Clark, during the services. Many flowers adorned the casket, showing the respect in which he was held. Interment was made in the Afton cemetery. The grave was dedicated by A.F. Burton.
Clark, Edmund (6 Aug 1915) Star Valley Independent
Edmund Seymour Clark is the son of Israel Justice Clark and Louisa Eynon Edmund Seymore Clark married Elizabeth Ann Roger 13 DEC 1876 in Etna, Lincoln, Wyoming