George H. Clark, who died on Thursday, March 2, at Fellows, California, was the son of Thomas Clark Sr. of Ebeys Prairie, and was born in San Francisco on October 26, 1883. Mr. Clark Sr., belonged to the army and when George was about six years of age the family moved to New York. From New York they were transferred to Florida, afterwards to South Carolina and also to other places. They moved to the island in 1901 and have ever since made their home here, Clark Sr. retiring from the army several years ago, after serving for thirty years and they lived in their neat home on beautiful Ebeys Prairie.
George was married in 1917 to Edith Eades and their union has been a very happy one. Mrs. Clark's health began to fail and one year ago the 8th of January they went to California in hopes that she might be benefitted. They were doing nicely when George was stricken with influenza a short time ago. This developed into pneumonia, and altho everything was done that was possible he gradually grew worse until death stepped in and relieved him of his suffering.
In the writer's mind George Clark was one of the finest young men he has ever known in this community, quiet, unobtrusive, very industrious and a genial whole-souled man who made friends with all and kept them by reason of his genuine manly worth. His loss is keenly felt by hundreds of friends in this community who knew him so well, and the father and brothers, who recently had the misfortune to lose another son and brother, have the sympathy of every one who had the pleasure of George's acquaintance.
Mr. Clark was a member of the I. O. O. F. and Rebekah lodges of this place and stood high in the esteem of his fellow members.
The funeral, which was held from the residence of Thos. Clark Sr. on Wednesday afternoon, was largely attended and under the auspices of the I. O. O. F. Lodge. Father Kline of Port Townsend, officiated at the house and paid a well deserved tribute to the life of the deceased. There were some exceptionally beautiful floral offerings.
----From the Island County Times, March 10, 1922.
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