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Lelia Louise MacArthur Clarkson
Birth: Jul. 24, 1881
Macoupin County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 7, 1952
Moultrie County
Illinois, USA

second wife of William Hazlett Clarkson m. 12 June 1923 and younger daughter of Sarah Jameson Badley and John Alexander McArthur. The summer after their mother's death her sister and she put in place a long cherished desire to travel. They bicycled across England with just an extra set of collars and cuffs which they would dry at night on either the marble top of a dresser or a mirror. That fall they lived on the left bank in Paris and attended classes at the Sorbonne. Frequently they would spend time with their mother's first cousins the Misses Badley and their brother John Haden Badley in the Lake District of England. Her interest in genealogy and heraldry developed during these visits. She taught kindergarten and her sister and she would spend the summers at their cottage, Lousar Lodge at Piasa Chautauqua, on the Mississippi River. She did not marry until she was forty years of age when she and her husband had one son, William Hazlett Clarkson, Jr. who enlisted in the United States Marine Corps during WW II. He was killed by a snipers bullet on the island of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, South Pacific. She lost her only son, sister and husband in just a year. To say the least her life was devastated.
(bio by: David Clarkson McJonathan-Swarm, her great nephew) 
Family links: 
  Sarah "Sally" Jameson Badley MacArthur (1857 - 1905)
  William Hazelett Clarkson (1872 - 1945)
  William Hazelett Clarkson (1924 - 1944)*
  William Hazelett Clarkson (1924 - 1944)*
  Sarah Badley MacArthur Dickman (1879 - 1945)*
  Lelia Louise MacArthur Clarkson (1881 - 1952)
*Calculated relationship
Oakwood Cemetery
Upper Alton
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Lot 2 Block 109
Created by: D C McJonathan-Swarm
Record added: Mar 28, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8567311
Lelia Louise <i>MacArthur</i> Clarkson
Added by: D C McJonathan-Swarm
Lelia Louise <i>MacArthur</i> Clarkson
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Lelia Louise <i>MacArthur</i> Clarkson
Added by: D C McJonathan-Swarm
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May God grant you the peace you didn't have on earth. WOW. I hope you are with your son, husband and sister again. God bless and keep you. You had an amazing life for that era.
- Nora Garner
 Added: Apr. 13, 2017

- Donna B.
 Added: Mar. 4, 2016
Rest in peace, dear sweet Lelia. You were a remarkable woman to endure the sadness of losing your only son. I can not imagine the pain. You are being remembered today with honor and respect. You will not be forgotten and may God bless you.
- susan emery
 Added: Jan. 30, 2016
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