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Linnie C. Smith Clark
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Birth: Jun. 18, 1868
Douglas County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jul. 1, 1947
Denver County
Colorado, USA

w/o Judge Elmer C. CLARK.

Birth: 3rd of three known children in Lawrence, Douglas county, Kansas to William E Smith & Addie Crawford.

Living on same Michigan street, she looked after her step-father, John Andrew Flora, for some twenty years, till his 1934 death.

Included in 1939 will of step-brother-in-law Carl Raymond Gray, whom she knew for over fifty-four years, husband of step-sister Hattie A (Flora) Gray.

Census: 1870, age 2 Oswego, Labette county, Kansas with parents & brother.

Census: 1880, age 12 Oswego, Labette county, Kansas with mother, brother, step-father & two step siblings.

Census (Kansas): 1885, age 16 Oswego, Labette county, Kansas with mother, brother, step-father, three step-siblings in Condon Hotel with a boarder named Carl Gray.

Census (Kansas): 1895, age 25 Oswego, Labette county, Kansas with hubby & son.

Census: 1900, age 29 Oswego, Labette county, Kansas with hubby & son.

According to two newspaper articles in the 1903, Carthage (Missouri) Evening Press of June 3 & 15, Linnie was an invited guest of her younger step-sister Harriette Gray at her home in Springfield, MO along with eleven other lady's for a week of entertainment, including a two day excursion to Arkansas' resort, Monte Ne, aboard Carl Gray's private railroad car.

Census (Kansas): 1905, age 32 Oswego, Labette county, Kansas, with hubby & son.

Census: 1910, age 40 Oswego, Labette county, Kansas with hubby & son, listing next to mother & step-father.

Census (Kansas): 1915, age 46 Oswego, Labette county, Kansas with hubby, son & step-father.

Census (Kansas): 1925, age 56 Oswego, Labette county, Kansas with hubby at 24 Michigan, with step-father at 10 Michigan street.

Death: in son's home at Denver, Denver county, Colorado.

Father: William E Smith b: about 1844 Ohio.
Mother: Addie Crawford b: 12 NOV 1844 Indiana.

Marriage: Elmer C Clark b: 16 MAY 1863 near Leavenworth, Crawford county, Indiana.
Married: 25 DEC 1892, Christmas Day, Oswego, Labette county, Kansas.

Known Child

Elmer C Clark b: about 1894 Oswego, Labette county, Kansas. NOTE: Was Best Man at step-grandfather John A Flora's first granddaughter, Harriette Pearle Flora's, 1920 wedding in Colorado Springs)

Obituary: courtesy of Nancy Brewer, Carthage, MO.

NOTE: Corrections: Her father died and mother, Addie, married John A Flora in 1878, before moving to Labette county, Kansas. She and older brother were two surviving of three children.


Widow of the Late Judge Elmer C. Clark, of This City Passed Away at the Home of Her Son, Elmer Clark, Jr., in Denver, Colorado Tuesday.


Born in Lawrence, She Came to Oswego With Her Parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Flora, When a Young Girl. One Sister(sic) Survives.
(J A Flora was her step-father)

Mrs. Linnie Clark, 79, widow of the late Judge Elmer C. Clark, of this city, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of her son, Elmer C. Clark, Jr., in Denver, Colorado according to a message received by J. B. Draper, late that evening Mrs. Clark had been in failing health for some time, and she had spent a part of last summer with her sister, Mrs. Carl Gray, in Maine. According to Mr. and Mrs. Moni Shipley, of Monett, MO., who came to Oswego immediately on receipt of news of her death, her passing was not unexpected. Mr. and Mrs. Shipley had just returned a couple of days previous from a ten-day visit there.

She was born Linnie Flora(sic, Smith), daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Flora(sic, William E Smith and Adie Crawford), at Lawrence, Kansas on June 18, 1868 and came to Labette county and Oswego with her parents, when a small girl. She grew up here in Oswego and on Dec. 25, 1892 was united in marriage with Elmer C. Clark, then a practicing young attorney in this city and who later became Clerk of the District Court and then in 1907 became the first Judge of the District Court when Labette County became a district by itself, and served in that capacity for 15 years.

During her many years of residence here, Mrs. Clark was active in the work of the Presbyterian church, in which she still held membership, and as well in civic and social affairs. She is survived by one son, Elmer C. Clark, of Denver and by one grandson. Surviving also is one sister(sic, step-sister), Mrs. Carl Gray, of Omaha, Nebraska, widow of the late President of the Union Pacific Railroad. Mrs. Gray is now in the East, it is understood here.

The body, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Clark, Jr. and their son arrived here at one o'clock Thursday afternoon via the M.K.&T. Railroad. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church at two-thirty o'clock, yesterday afternoon, July 3, conducted by the Rev. F. F. Dobson. Presbyterian minister and long time friend of the family, Larry Blair sang two solo numbers, "Rock of Ages" and "Abide With Me," with accompaniments by Miss Virginia Blair. Burial was made in Oswego Cemetery by the side of her husband, under direction of the Dale Funeral Home.
Family links: 
  Addie Crawford Flora (1844 - 1913)
  Elmer C. Clark (1863 - 1941)
  Elmer Clinton Clark (1893 - 1969)*
*Calculated relationship
Oswego Cemetery
Labette County
Kansas, USA
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Originally Created by: Bill
Record added: Nov 07, 2009
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Linnie C. <i>Smith</i> Clark
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Linnie C. <i>Smith</i> Clark
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- Margaret
 Added: May. 8, 2013
"If you don't recount your family history, it will be lost. Honor your own stories and tell them too. The tales may not seem very important, but they are what binds families and makes each of us who we are. "
- NJBrewer
 Added: Sep. 23, 2012

- Bill
 Added: Feb. 26, 2012
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