"The Milton and Milton Junction Courier", Thursday, Feb. 19, 1948, p 3.
Mrs. Irving Clarke 96, died in the Beecher Nursing home in Janesville shortly after noon Thursday, Feb. 12. Mrs. Clarke has been in failing health for a number of years and was taken to the nursing home for care on Feb. 3. Esther E. Osborn, daughter of William and Cynthia Osborn, was born in the town of Harmony, Oct. 28, 1851. At the age of fourteen she was baptized and became a member of the Milton Seventh Day Baptist church and when the church was organized in Milton Junction she became a charter member of that church and was a worker in the church, ladie's aide society and Sabbath school as long as her health permitted. She was a very successful teacher and taught schools in Rock and Dane counties for 35 years, teaching in the Milton Junction grade school for nine years. On Aug. 3, 1903, she was married to Irving B. Clarke and for five years they lived in De Forest, coming to Milton Junction in 1907 where they have since lived. She is survived by her husband, three step-sons, Roy C. Clarke, Minneapolis; Howard L. Clarke, Big Bear Lake, Calif. and Harlow O. Clarke, Janesville; and one step-daughter, Mrs. O. H. Crandall, Hermosa Beach, Calif.; and four nieces, Mrs. Florence Robenson, Mrs. Hazel Baker, Mrs. Nellie Worden and Mrs. William Kemmerling, and three grand-nephews, Earl, Clarence and William Osborn. Funeral services were held in the Seventh Day Baptist church Sunday at 2 p. m. with the Rev. Orrville W. Babcock officiating and burial in the Milton Junction cemetery. Pallbearers were J. Strassburg, C. Herrington, Ray Cary and R. Albrecht, jr.
Irving B. Clarke (1855 - 1949)*
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