|Birth: ||Apr. 7, 1837|
|Death: ||Nov. 13, 1914|
Born April 7, 1837
Died Nov. 13, 1914
Jane Tibbits was born in Methwold, England, April 7, 1837. At the age of seventeen, she, with her parents, came to America, locating in Michigan for a short time, then moving to Wisconsin. Here she was married two years later to Thomas Clark. They came to Iowa and started their new home on the farm now owned by their son E. C. Clark.
To this union were born twelve children, nine girls and three boys, eight of whom are living. Mrs. Dan Lombard died at the age of forty-two, Fred at nineteen, and two girls in infancy.
After her husband's death thirteen years ago, Mrs. Clark remained at the old home until about six years ago, when her youngest daughter, Lizzie, was married to A. H. Ball, when she went to live with them.
Mr. and Mrs. Clark joined the Methodist church at Mitchell about thirty years ago. Although unable to attend services often in late years she had been present, nevertheless, in spirit. She lived a quiet life, but all who knew her could not but be helped by her cheerfulness and happiness in spite of all her suffering. She had been an invalid for nearly twenty-five years, bearing a great deal of pain much of the time, but her suffering was borne only by the help of the Great Helper and Healer.
A little over a year ago she broke her hip and since then her health had gradually failed until four weeks ago she was taken with a complication of diseases, which resulted in her death Nov. 13th.
The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Ball home, conducted by the Rev. L. O. Thompson of Mitchell. She was laid to rest by the side of her husband in the Osage cemetery.
Mrs. Clark leaves to mourn her loss Mrs. R. B. Melvin of Glenbeulah, Wis., Mrs. Herman Chidister of Stoughton, Wis., T. W. Clark of Grangeville, Idaho, and Mrs. Chas. Tubbs, Mrs. Mary Clements, Mrs. John Tibbits, Mrs. A. H. Ball and E. C. Clark of Osage and vicinity. All of the children were present at the funeral except Mrs. Melvin, who had been here until a short time before her mother's death when she was called home on account of the illness of her daughter. She also leaves three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Mary Carrison, Mrs. Susie Wellman and Fred Tibbits of Stoughton, Wis., Mrs. Anthony Carter of Northwood and George Tibbits of Mason City.
Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks to the neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us during the recent sickness and death of our mother. Also for the beautiful floral offerings.----The Clark Family
Edward Tibbitts (1814 - 1889)
Ann Rolfe Tibbitts (1814 - 1907)
Thomas Clark (1830 - 1902)*
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)*
Mary Ann Tibbits Carrison (1834 - 1918)*
Jane Tibbetts Clark (1837 - 1914)
George Tibbits (1841 - 1917)*
Sarah Tibbits Carrison (1845 - 1871)*
Rebecca Tibbetts Carter (1846 - 1923)*
Fred Tibbit (1848 - 1927)*
Susan Tibbetts Wellman (1852 - 1928)*
Ruth Tibbitts (1855 - 1857)*
Edward Rolfe Tibbitts (1858 - 1865)*
Note: Various spellings of the name Tibbitts, Tibbits, Tibbit and Tibbets are duly noted
Created by: K. Pike
Record added: May 11, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10945782