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Mary Jane Hughes Clark
Birth: Apr. 1, 1842
Holderness
Grafton County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Nov. 19, 1907
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA

The photo to the right is courtesy of University of Wisconsin Lantern Slide Collection. An exterior shot of a home in Waterloo, Wisconsin. Probably the home of James and Mary (Hughes) Clark.

Mary Jane married, in Holderness, now Ashland, on July 31, 1865, James Adams Clark.

Obituary
A message which brought sadness to many hearts flashed over the wires Tuesday morning, November 19, announcing the death of Mrs J A Clark at the city hospital in Madison where she had been taken three weeks earlier in hopes that the ravages from the disease which was consuming her strength might be stayed, but to no avail, she grew rapidly weaker and the end, which for a week had been hourly expected, came that morning at three o'clock, when calmly, peacefully, and with perfect trust in Him who doeth all things well, she passed from time to eternity.

Mary Jane Hughes was born in Holderness, now Ashland, New Hampshire, April 1, 1842. In her native state she grew to womanhood, receiving her education in the common schools, and later in the New Hampshire Literary and Biblical Institution from which she graduated in 1860 at the age of 18 years. July 31, 1865, she was united in marriage to James Adams Clark, and for two years thereafter their home was in Franklin, NH. In 1867 Mr and Mrs Clark removed to Wisconsin, settling on a farm in Portland township, and from this home for forty years, generous and lavish hospitality was extended.

Three children blessed this home, Mary Lucy, now Mrs Thomas E Brittingham of Madison, Charles Joseph, who resides with his family on the homestead, and Martha Charlotte, his twin sister, who died September 10, 1877, at the age of seven years.

Three brothers, Frank, James and John Hughes, who are still residents of New Hampshire; a sister, Mrs Harriet Curtis, widow of the late Captain C A Curtis of Madison, who since has been living in her native town, and a half sister, Mrs Lucy Cheney, also survive her.

Mrs Clark's health has been failing since the death of Mr Clark February of last year. On September 1, 1907, having a desire to again visit her old New England home and once more mingle with her kindred, and friends of her youth, she departed thence, but her strength failed rapidly and the middle of October a message summoned her children to her bedside. Realizing that the time was short ere the death messenger would call her away, they took her home to pass the few remaining weeks of her life amid hallowed associations, which were dear to her.

Mrs Clark was a woman of more than ordinary intellect, cultured and refined, and it was a pleasure to meet and converse with her. Her ways were indeed ways of pleasantness and her paths were the flowery paths of peace. >The Ashland Citizen, September 21, 1907, p2.
 (bio by: BL Hughes) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Barnet Hughes (1813 - 1886)
  Martha Lane Clark Hughes (1816 - 1862)
 
 Spouse:
  James Adams Clark (1842 - 1906)
 
 Children:
  Mary Lucy Clark Brittingham (1868 - 1929)*
  Martha Charlotte Clark (1870 - 1877)*
  Charles Joseph Clark (1870 - 1913)*
 
 Siblings:
  Francis Marion Hughes (1838 - 1916)*
  Mary Jane Hughes Clark (1842 - 1907)
  George Kendall Hughes (1844 - 1864)*
  Harriette Louise Hughes Curtis (1846 - 1924)*
  James Barnet Hughes (1852 - 1925)*
  John Cutting Hughes (1859 - 1931)*
  Lucy Ashland Hughes Cheney (1868 - 1946)**
  Frederic William Hughes (1872 - 1872)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Headstone:
Mary J. Hughes
Wife Of
J.A. Clark

Monument, East Side:
Charles Joseph Clark
Born Aug. 7, 1870 Died Feb. 1, 1913

Ida Charlotte Gorder
Born Oct. 19, 1877 Died Feb. 13, 1899

Bertha Marie Gorder
Born Sept. 30, 1880 Died Mar. 20, 1947

Monument, West Side:
James Adams Clark
Born July 23, 1842 Died Feb. 12, 1906

Mary Jane Hughes
Born Apr. 1, 1842 Died Nov. 19, 1907

Martha Charlotte Clark
Born Aug. 7, 1870 Died Sept. 10, 1877
 
Burial:
Washington Cemetery
Portland
Dodge County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: sec. 2
 
Maintained by: Kari Boos
Originally Created by: Cemetery Walker
Record added: Jun 22, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6536803
Mary Jane <i>Hughes</i> Clark
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Mary Jane <i>Hughes</i> Clark
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Mary Jane <i>Hughes</i> Clark
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