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George Burgess "Bertie" Clark
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Birth: Jan. 18, 1843
Putnam County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 4, 1898
Grand Island
Hall County
Nebraska, USA

One of Col. Forsyth's scouts that fought the Battle of Beecher's Island in eastern Colorado Territory in 1868.

George Burton/Burgess "Bert" Clark was born January 18, 1843 in Putnum County, Illinois, (son of Amaziah B. "Amza" Clark and Margaret Ann McCoy).

On June 1, 1863 at Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa he enlisted in Company G, 7th Iowa Cavalry.

Following the war, he moved to Ottawa County, Kansas, settleing near where the town of Tescott now stands.

On March 15, 1865 at Salina, Saline County, Kansas, he married Lucinda "Jane" Tripp, (daughter of William Tripp and Elizabeth _______). Lucinda was born January 29, 1849 in Abington Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and died January 27, 1896 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska and is buried in the Ogalalla City Cemetery, Ogalalla, Nebraska.

George died July 4, 1898 in Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska and is buried in the Grand Island City Cemetery, Grand Island, Nebraska, GAR Section.

Grand Island, Nebraska
July 5, 1898

George Clark, a veteran Union soldier who has been sick at the hospital in this city for some time died last night at 6 o'clock, and was buried at 10 o'clock this forenoon.

During the civil war the deceased served as a private on the Indian frontier in Co. G Seventh Iowa Volunteer cavalry. His wife died about two years ago in a hospital at Omaha. He leaves two brothers residing near Central City and two sisters, one living at St. Paul, (Nebraska) and the other one in Cobtown. He also leaves ten children, six are grown and partially grown, and are away from home in various states doing for themselves. The other four are little ones, two boys and two girls, ranging from 3 to 11 years old who were with him here, and they are left absolutely destitute and helpless, without any one to take care of them unless some of the sisters and brothers will take them.

George Clark drew a pension of $22 per month, and an effort will likely be made to have a guardian appointed with the view to having a pension allowed the children for their support.

The life of the deceased was such a wreck as should serve a warning to others not to follow in its path, The little ones left upon the cold charities of the world are to be sincerely pitied, and it is hoped they may fall into considerate, merciful and humane hands.

None of the relatives except the three little children were at the funeral.

Family links: 
  Amaziah B. Clark (1818 - 1868)
  Margaret Ann McCoy Clark (1818 - 1904)
  Lucinda Jane Tripp Clark (1849 - 1896)*
  George Alexander Leviticus Clark (1866 - 1935)*
  Margaret Ann Clark Randall (1869 - 1925)*
  Elizabeth Augusta Clark Peterson (1869 - 1930)*
  Mary Smith Clark Bair (1872 - 1945)*
  Eva J Clark Grady (1874 - ____)*
  Raymond Harry Clark (1876 - 1918)*
  Minnie N. Clark Thompson (1879 - ____)*
  Ida May Clark (1880 - ____)*
  Myrtle Jane Clark Cantelou (1883 - 1969)*
  Jack "Warren" Clark (1885 - 1953)*
  Capitola Bert Clark Adams (1889 - 1909)*
  Claud Clark (1890 - 1962)*
  Wata "June" Clark Smothers (1893 - 1980)*
  John Leo R. Clark (1838 - 1906)*
  George Burgess Clark (1843 - 1898)
  Electra Jane Clark Jordan (1845 - 1932)*
  Margaret Ellen Clark Mottinger (1846 - ____)*
  Annie Mary Clark Jeffers (1851 - 1926)*
  William Wiley Clark (1853 - 1926)*
  James O. Clark (1855 - 1926)*
  Monroe McCoy Clark (1860 - 1899)*
*Calculated relationship
Grand Island Cemetery
Grand Island
Hall County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: GAR Section, Lot 139
Created by: Old History Buff
Record added: May 02, 2006
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George Burgess Bertie Clark
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My great grandfather was an honorable brave man
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