|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1838|
|Death: ||May 12, 1923|
Daughter of John & Anna (Root) Clifton, wife of William Poplett, m. Nov 1, 1855. Died in Richwoods Twp.
Death certificate states she was born on 8 Feb 1838, but info was given by TH Poplett. She was buried on 5/15/1923 in Mt. Hawley Cemetery. Cause of death: debility senile; contributory: myocarditis. She was pronounced dead at 4:10 AM.
"Mrs Clarissa Poplett, aged mother of WJ (Wyley Jefferson) Poplett of Guthrie and A.T. (Albert [Bert] Thompson) Poplett of Gibson City, died at her home in Peoria last Saturday. WJ Poplett and wife and AT Poplett and wife attended the funeral on Tuesday. Mrs. poplett was a most interesting pioneer character. All of her eighty-five years were spent at Peoria, where she had occupied three dwelling within a radius of three miles. She had lived during the administrations of all but seven of the Presidents of the United States,. beginning with Van Buren. The following obituary notice appeared in the Peoria Star:
‘Mrs Clarissa Poplett, daughter of Mr & Mrs John Clifton, pioneer resident of Peoria county, died at her home, 112 Selberling Avenue, Peoria Heights, on Saturday, aged 85 years, 2 months and 4 days/
Several years ago the Peoria County Old Settlers' association accorded her the honor of being the oldest lady in the county, being born her February 4, 1838. She was the widow of the late William Poplett, who, with three children, have preceded her in death.
Her early days were spent on a farm north of Kellar Station, near the old land-mark of Poplett Hollow. Aunt Clarissa, or Grandma, as she was familiarly known to many, was loved by all for her unselfish and noble sacrifices. Wherever sorrow's cry was heard or wherever sickness laid its threatening hand, there she was found doing her bit for humanity. Her's was a cheerful disposition, scattering sunshine all along her way.
She leave to mourn her loss seven children, the Misses Annie and Mary Poplett, at home; Mrs Frank Stalman (Stahlman), James and Erb (George Ervin?) Poplett of this city; Wyley Poplett of Guthrie, Ill, and Albert Poplett of Gibson City, one sister, Mrs James Bliss, of Princeville, Illinois, and one brother, Enos Clifton, of Havana, Ill.
Funeral services were held at her late residence Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. A.R. McLaughlin, pastor of the First Congregational church officiating. Interment was in Mt Hawley cemetery.'
John S Clifton (1809 - 1863)
Anna Root Clifton (1813 - 1838)
William Poplett (1834 - 1916)*
Anna Marilla Poplett (1857 - 1948)*
Wyley Jefferson Poplett (1858 - 1945)*
William Jason Poplett (1859 - 1879)*
Emma Jane Poplett Stahlman (1862 - 1951)*
Francis Allen Poplett (1865 - 1901)*
Albert Thompson Poplett (1868 - 1950)*
Mary Isabelle Poplett (1870 - 1951)*
James H. Poplett (1872 - 1934)*
George Ervin Poplett (1875 - 1951)*
William Lucas Clifton (1834 - 1839)*
Clarrissa Clifton Poplett (1838 - 1923)
Rhoda B Clifton Bliss (1852 - 1941)**
Mount Hawley Cemetery
Maintained by: Patricia (Anderson) Scog...
Originally Created by: John Melton
Record added: Oct 13, 2007
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