|Birth: ||Feb. 26, 1812|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 11, 1885|
Age 73 yrs 1 mo 15 days
John A. Clark, of this City, Suddenly Dies while Sitting in a Chair.
The sudden and almost unaccountable death of John A. Clark about noon last Saturday, was the cause of no little amount of comments on the streets during the rest of the day. Mr. Clark was on his way from the main part of town to the depot and stopped at the house of Thomas Miller near his destination.
On entering the house he sat down in a chair saying that he felt faint and asked Mrs. Miller to bring him a glass of water which she proceeded to do at once. She was gone but a few minutes in procuring the water but on her return Mr. Clark was already in the throes of death.
Badly frightened Mrs. Miller hastened to call her husband who was in an adjoining building, and by the time he reached the room probably five minutes had elapsed between then and the time his wife started after the glass of water. Mr. Clark was then dead, having passed away without uttering a word and with but little or no struggle. The universal verdict is that his death was the result of heart disease, although it is not generally known that he was subject to that complaint.
For some time past, we are told, Mr. Clark has been subject to what he called "smothering spells," especially after any exertion, during which it was difficult to get his breath. He was no doubt attacked by one of these spells of the time he entered Mr Miller's house.
The body of the deceased was moved to his residence in the north part of town and preparations began for the funeral which was held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the German Baptist Church and was largely attended. The remains were interred in the Fairview Cemetery east of the city. Mr. Clark was upwards of seventy-three years old but was quite hale and hearty at the time of his death. He has been a resident of Wabash County and this place for many years. He was the father of eleven children, seven of them are now living and among whom are Tolivar, George and John Clark all residents of this city.
North Manchester, IN
April 16 1885
Wabash Plain Dealer April 17, 1885 - Chester Twp.
The sudden death of Mr. Clark, of North Manchester, last Saturday, has cast a gloom over the community. He was widely and favorably known.
"Geo. W. Richards, agent for the heirs of John A. Clark, deceased, will sell a lot of personal property at the late residence of Mr. Clark next Tuesday, at 10 o'clock."(North Manchester Journal April 23, 1885)
Barnabus Clark (1783 - 1851)
Nancy Scott Clark (1794 - 1858)
Frances Chaffin Clark (1819 - 1876)*
Asbury Clark (1837 - 1863)*
Toliver Benjamin Clark (1839 - 1932)*
Elizabeth F Clark (1845 - 1872)*
John W Clark (1851 - 1928)*
George Wallace Clark (1856 - 1917)*
Selbia Henry Clark (1809 - 1879)*
John Anderson Clark (1812 - 1885)
Sylvester Clark (1820 - 1872)*
Sophia Clark Biddle (1830 - 1881)*
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