|Birth: ||Mar. 24, 1837|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 25, 1919|
A telegram received Thursday by J. F. Spalding of Ridgeway announced the death at Zion City of Mrs. Charles E. Clark, aged 82, for over 50 years a resident of Ridgeway and Winona county. The body will arrive in Winona on the 4:30 a.m. train Sunday over the Chicago & Northwestern railway. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Methodist church at Ridgeway in charge of the Rev. E. R. Wicklund of Winona. Mrs. Clark is survived by her husband, three sons and three daughters. Mrs. J. F. Spalding of Ridgeway being one of the daughters.
Aged Pioneer Laid to Rest
Winona lost one of its very first white settlers when Mrs. Eliza Johnson Clark died at her home in Zion City last Saturday. When the recent site of Winona was an island in the great Mississippi, Mrs. Clark, at that time, Miss Johnson, journeyed to Winona with her brother and his family and lived in the household of the first Winona home. It was in 1851 that the Johnsons came to the island which later became known as Winona.
Mrs. Clark traced the growth of Winona and gradually saw the homesteaders come and settle here... The Johnson family also is the group of individuals after which the street west of Main street received its name.
Miss Johnson resided with her brother until 1861 when she was united in marriage to C. E. Clark of Ridgeway whose father conducted the tavern and post office in those pioneer days. Mr. and Mrs. Clark lived at Ridgeway until 1913 when they went to Zion City until her death Saturday.
Mrs. Clark is survived by her husband, who is 81 years old, and six children: C. H. Clark of Beach, N.D., Lottie Nesmith, Union, N.Y.; D. B. Clark, Ballard, Wash; E. A. Clark, Waukegan, Ill., and Annie Sinclair, Baker, Mont. Mrs. Clark was well up to the time of her death and died at the age of 82.
The body was brought to this city Sunday and burial was made at the Busch cemetery at Pleasant Hill beside her three children.
(Eliza was the daughter of John and Mary Johnson, both born in Ireland.)
Mary Johnston (____ - 1863)
Charles Erwin Clark (1838 - 1924)*
Olive Maude Clark Spalding (1862 - 1935)*
Willie H Clark (1864 - 1865)*
Charles Henry Clark (1866 - 1947)*
Lottie Clark Nesmith (1868 - 1953)*
Daniel Bradford Clark (1870 - 1953)*
Helen F Clark (1872 - 1873)*
Erwin Andrew Clark (1874 - 1967)*
Anna Mae Clark Sinclair (1877 - 1948)*
May L Clark (1881 - 1881)*
Maintained by: Nancy Stout
Originally Created by: L Nystrom
Record added: Jul 24, 2010
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