|Birth: ||Mar. 1, 1848|
|Death: ||Apr. 10, 1933|
Contributed by Dian B:
Obituary for ALMEDA CLARK
Mrs. Almeda Clark a resident of Howard County for more than half a century passed away at the home of her son Leslie in Minneapolis April 10, 1933. She was nearly 85 years old.
The body was brought to Cresco and taken to the home of her grandson and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Clark, which before the death of her husband was the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clark.
Funeral services were held there Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock the Rev. John Gammon officiating. The Rev. Alexander Robertson, pastor of the Baptist church assisted in the service. Burial was in the family lot in the Kendallville cemetery.
Relatives from Minneapolis who attended the funeral were deceased's son, O. W. Clark (Oscar William Clark) and L. S. Clark (Leslie Schofield) and wives, her grandson Eldon Clark and niece Mrs. Nettie Johnson.
Almeda Schofield was born March 1, 1848. A few years later the Schofield family emigrated from Wisconsin to the village of New Oregon.
George Schofield was one of the early pioneers in that Vicinity. There Almeda and her fourteen brothers and sisters grew to adulthood. When she was only sixteen she taught school in a rude log school house.
She was united in marriage with Ralph Clark, August 20, 1864. For a number of years they engaged in farming in Winneshiek County. There they raised their family, the surviving being O. W. Clark and L. S. Clark of Minneapolis; W. F. Clark of Harmony, Minnesota; and Mrs. Lydia Babcock of Washougal, Washington.
When Mrs. Clark's health began to decline they retired to a home in Cresco. However it was not until 1920, fifty-six years after their marriage that death took him from her. Since then Mrs. Clark has spent most of her time with her daughter Lydia in Washington.
Last July she returned to Minneapolis to visit her sons. She died April 10, 1933 at the home of her son Leslie where she had been tenderly cared for during her last illness.
Her life is an excellent example of fine Christian womanhood, wifehood, and motherhood. Since a small girl she has been a faithful church member. She was a member of the W.C. T. U. and until her death maintained her great interest in all Christian activities.
Ralph Clark (1844 - 1920)
Edgar Willis Clark (1865 - 1866)*
Oscar William Clark (1867 - 1946)*
Almina Clark (1870 - 1871)*
Infant Clark (1871 - 1871)*
Lydia Aurilla Clark Babcock (1886 - 1966)*
Maintained by: Dian Babcock
Originally Created by: priscilla ross-fox
Record added: Jan 14, 2009
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