|Birth: ||Jun. 7, 1830|
|Death: ||Oct. 10, 1902|
Mr. Thomas Clark born June 7, 1830, in Methwold, Norfolk County, England, and died at his home in Rock Township, October 10, 1902.
His boyhood was spent on a farm near the place of his birth. At the age of 22, he bade adieu to Old England to try his fortunes in the New World, landing in New York on Christmas day, 1852, after a tedious voyage of 74 days. From New York he made his way to Rossinville, Mich., where he hired out to work for $7 per month.
In 1855 he came to Iowa stopping in West Mitchell; here he engaged in helping to build the mill dam in that village. April 23, 1856, he was married to Miss Jane Tibbetts, an early acquaintance from the same town in England. Together they shared the hard times remembered so well by the first settlers in this part of Iowa when all the luxuries and most of the comforts of life had to be transported with ox teams, usually from the distant city of McGregor, often taking two weeks for the trip.
To him were born twelve children, four of whom preceded him to the "other shore." The wife of his youth, six daughters and two sons, together with seventeen grand children remain to mourn the loss of a faithful husband and kind father.
In his death Mitchell County loses an industrious and upright citizen.
Some eight years since, he was converted and joined the Methodist church in Mitchell, of which he remained a consistent member until death called him from labor to reward.
The funeral was conducted from his home by his Pastor and the remains laid to rest in the cemetery at Osage.
October 23, 1902
Charles Clark (1793 - 1857)
Margaret Tibbetts Clark (1796 - 1873)
Jane Tibbetts Clark (1837 - 1914)
Margaret Ann Clark Lombard (1858 - 1900)*
Mary Ann Clark Clements (1859 - 1929)*
Ruth Ann Clark Tubbs (1861 - 1934)*
Ellen Clark Tibbits (1862 - 1939)*
Roseette Clark (1863 - 1863)*
Sarah Jane Clark (1865 - 1868)*
Susan Jane Clark Melvin (1867 - 1918)*
Cora Alice Clark Chidester (1870 - 1937)*
Edward Charles Clark (1872 - 1938)*
Sarah Elizabeth Clark Ball (1874 - 1948)*
Fred Joseph Clark (1876 - 1895)*
Thomas Clark (1830 - 1902)
Joseph Charles Clark (1833 - 1909)*
Created by: K. Pike
Record added: May 11, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10945778
Added: Nov. 14, 2008
In memory of my g'g'grandfather Thomas Clark. Gone but not forgotten.|
Added: Nov. 6, 2008