|Birth: ||Oct. 24, 1884, USA|
|Death: ||May 3, 1886|
Crow Wing County
On Monday afternoon a little three [sic] year old son of David Clark, residing at the corner of sixth and Quince streets was instantly killed while trying to climb onto a wagon loaded with lumber. The ox team was from Howes saw mill and as it came by the house little Howard ran out and caught hold of the hind wheel and turned around with it until his head came in contact with the ground the wheel passing partially over it crushing the life out of the boy in an instant, the driver did not even hear a groan from the little fellow and did not know that such a thing had happened until informed of it after he had gone several blocks. Parties living near saw the boy grab onto the wheel and after he went to the ground and did not get up they ran out and found him dead. He was covered with a blanket until the coroner could be summoned, but it was not deemed necessary to impanel a jury and the body was removed to the undertaking rooms of Losey & Dean, on seventh street where it was prepared for burial. The father was away at the time of the accident but was immediately sent for, while the mother, who is in a delicate condition, was nearly frantic with grief at the awful death that had come to her darling boy and it was with considerable difficulty that she was calmed. The funeral was held from the house Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock, Rev. S. White officiating.
Little Howard Clark was a bright, healthy and remarkably active boy and the untimely death which he met has caused many a mothers' heart in that neighborhood to throb when thinking that it might have been her child.
Not the slightest blame could be attached to the teamster and he felt terrible to think that the accident should have happened while he was in charge of the team. (Brainerd Dispatch, 07 May 1886, p. 4, c. 6)
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. David Clark on Saturday. (Brainerd Dispatch, 14 May 1886, p. 4, c. 4)
David Clark (1844 - 1891)
Crow Wing County
Plot: Block 9, Lot 30, NWC S 1/2
Created by: A. Nelson
Record added: Feb 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85067485
Added: Mar. 13, 2013
Added: Feb. 16, 2012