|Birth: ||Sep. 11, 1840|
|Death: ||Jul. 8, 1923|
Oshkosh (WI) Daily Northwestern, Mon., July 9, 1923, Page 4: "DEATH OF A PIONEER
"Mrs. Mary Jane Daggett Was 83 and Had Lived in the State for Eighty Years
"Mrs. Mary Jane Daggett, 83 years of age, whose health has been declining for some time because of her advanced age, died of heart failure Sunday morning at 4:15 o'clock at the home of her son, William H. Overton, 141 Franklin avenue. She had been in poor health for several years and had been seriously ill for a number of weeks.
"Mary Jane Clark, daughter of the late James and Eliza Clark, pioneer residents of Winnebago county, was born near Ridgeway in western Pennsylvania, Sept. 11, 1840 at the age of three years she came west with her parents, who settled on a farm at Taycheedah, Fond du Lac county. In 1849, Mr. Clark moved with his family to Keshena, Shawano county, where he had established a sawmill at Keshena Falls. Here the family endured all the joys and prim??? of true pioneer life in the midst of a wilderness which extended in every direction. Supplies had to be brought from Fond du Lac by boat access Lake Winnebago and up the Fox and Wolf rivers.
"The family remained at Keshena until the government established the Keshena Indian reservation in 1855 and transported the redmen to their new home. Many Indians had settled in the vicinity previously and lasting friendships were formed with their dusky neighbors. Chief Oshkosh was often a guest at the Clark home. When the reservation was formed, Mr. Clark sold his holdings to the government and moved down the wolf river to the north short of Lake winneconnne where he settled in the town of Winchester and again carved a home in the wilderness.
"On Jan. 9, 1854, Mary Jane Clark was married to Benjamin H. Overton of Oshkosh and went to live at Clark's Point, now Piac???, where they resided a few years and in 18?? settled on a farm at Overton creek in the town of Oshkosh, where she had since resided. Mr. Overton died Nov. 2, 1882, and on Sept. 18, 188?, she was united in marriage to John Daggett, who passed away in 1903.
"Mrs. Daggett is survived by three children, William H. Overton of this city, George Overton of the town of Oshkosh, and Mrs.. Lucy M. Benedict of Puyallup, Wash., nine grandchildren, Mrs. Max Steig of Clintonville, Mrs. Marven E. Benedict of Milwaukee, Benjamin H. and Robert E. Overton, all of the town of Oshkosh, Rufus Benedict of Puyallup, Wash., and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by five brothers and three sisters, Ambrose L. Clark of Milwaukee, E. M. Clark of Arizona, N. C. Clark of Faith, S.D., Elize H. Clark of Puyallup, Wash., Agnus Clark, Ben Clark and Catherine Clark, of this county, and Mrs. William Farrington of Mondovi, Wis.
"The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from Trinity Espicopal church. Interment will be in the family lot at Plummer's cemetery. Friends may view the remains at the home, 141 Franklin avenue, from Tuesday noon until 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon."
James Angus Clark (1814 - 1897)
Eliza Ovill Clark (1817 - 1880)
Benjamin H. Overton (1835 - 1882)*
John Daggett (1840 - 1909)*
Llewellyn Clark (1839 - 1922)*
Mary Jane Clark-Overton Daggert (1840 - 1923)
James Clark (1842 - 1864)*
William Clark (1844 - 1871)*
Evelyne Clark Hanneman (1846 - 1899)*
Josephine Clark Hannemann (1848 - 1912)*
Edward Martell Clark (1853 - 1926)*
Ambrose Clark (1853 - 1925)*
Nathaniel Cobb Clark (1855 - 1938)*
Eliza Clark (1857 - 1928)*
Elmer Ellsworth Clark (1861 - 1913)*
Almeda Florentine Clark Farrington (1882 - 1910)**
Angus McClaren Clark (1887 - 1968)**
Benjamin Ervin Clark (1892 - 1959)**
Created by: Darleen J. Chipman
Record added: Apr 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51000151