|Birth: ||Aug. 22, 1828|
|Death: ||Jan. 5, 1910|
P.R. (as he commonly signed his name) was my 2nd g-grandfather.
P. R., son of Miletus and Mary Clark, was born in Licken (sic) county, Ohio, August 22, 1828, was united in marriage to Miss Ruby Devereaux May, 10 1852 (sic). To this union eight children were born, four of whom have proceeded their fatther to the better world.
Mr. and Mrs. Clark moved to Iowa in the spring of 1853, settling on a farm near Hamilton, Marion county. They came to Lovilia in 1857 where they have resided for 43 years.
The deceased was a successful physician for some time. He gave up his practice of medicine and engaged in the mercantile business. The firm was known as Devereaux & Clark. Later Mr. Clark became the sole proprietor and remained in business until his removal by death.
P. R. Clark was a republican, a man well informed on the currant topics of the day. He was liberal in his views, both religious and political, honest and courteous in his business affairs, was of a social and congenial disposition, a man without enemies.
The deceased united with the Methodist Episcopal church of Lovilia in February 1867, was a true and loyal supporter of the gospel, having filled all of the offices in the local church. For many years the Clark home was the stopping place for preachers and presiding elders. Theirs was a typical Methodist home.
During the last two years he was not able to attend church services on account of having received a stroke of paralysis. He was very patient during his illness and passed to his reward Wednesday Morning, January 5, 1910, aged 81 years.
In the death of P. R. Clark the wife has lost a kind and loving husband, the children a real father, the community an aged and much respected citizen.
He leaves to mourn his loss an aged companion and four children. They are: Mrs. Louie Cole, of Marysville, Mrs. Rose Castner, of Lovilia, Mrs. Elma Green, of Seattle, Wash., and C. H. Clark, of Lovilia, twelve grandchildren and one grand child (sic), besides a large circle of relatives and friends.
The out-of-town relatives and friends in attendance at the funeral are as follows: Mrs. Louie Cole, of Marysville, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McDonald and Miss Ella Frame, of Des Moines, Mr. and Mrs. Harve Gamble, Misses Josephene and Luta Parsons of Knoxville, T. R. Cole, jr., of Buxton, C. B. Foshier of Harvey, J. B. Lyman, of Tracey, Mr. and Mrs. Asa Johnson and E. L. Bussey, of Bussey, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Munsell and Mrs. Flora Munsell, of Hamilton, Mrs. Ella Lyman, of Pleasantville.
Funeral services were held in the M. E. church, Friday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. B. G. Hankins. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Miletus P. Clark (1804 - 1867)
Mary Parsons Clark (1807 - 1889)
Frances Ruby Devereaux Clark (1829 - 1912)
Luella Clark Cole (1853 - 1933)*
Rosalia Clark Castner (1854 - 1910)*
Mary M. Clark (1856 - 1883)*
Lewis Clark (1858 - 1859)*
Laura Clark (1860 - 1860)*
Jennie Gly Clark Hinton (1861 - 1890)*
Charles Henry Clark (1868 - 1951)*
Parsons Riley Clark (1828 - 1910)
Watson S. Clark (1834 - 1844)*
Barrett W. Clark (1839 - 1883)*
Glycerian L. Clark Holt (1843 - 1902)*
Created by: Nancy Guziec
Record added: Jan 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33195732