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Pvt Joseph Clark

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Pvt Joseph Clark

Birth
Marion Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA
Death
9 Mar 1895 (aged 66)
Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial
Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA GPS-Latitude: 40.224699, Longitude: -111.6444927
Plot
Block 4 Lot 16
Memorial ID
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Son of Samuel Clark & Rebecca Garner

Married Sarah Topham, 17 Oct 1849, Provo, Utah, Utah

Married Hannah Topham, 26 Jul 1853, Provo, Utah, Utah

The Daily Enquirer, 11 Mar 1895, vol. 11 no. 83, pg 1
ANOTHER PIONEER
Joseph Clark Dies Suddenly at Provo

Joseph Clark, a well know figure in Provo for years, died suddenly Saturday afternoon. He had been working around home in apparent good health, and at about 4:30 went into the house for a drink, when he complained of feeling a pain in the region of his heart. He requested Mrs. Clark to send for a doctor, but before his request could be complied with he was dead. The family summoned physician pronounced the cause heart failure.

Joseph Clark was the son of Samuel Clark and Rebecca Garner Clark. He was born April 20, 1828, in Clinton county, Ohio, of Mormon parentage, and has been ever since identified with the Mormon church. He was 66 years, 10 months and 13 days old when he died.

On July 16, 1846, he enlisted with the Mormon Battalion, returning with this band of patriots in 1848, and the following spring came to Provo. On Oct. 17, 1849, he married Sarah Topham, thus celebrating the first marriage in Provo. Mr. Clark engaged in the tanning business for a number of years, but was always on hand when trouble with the Indians was imminent. He was a valiant fighter in the Timpanogos war of 1849-50, also in the Tintic war, the Walker war, and Black Hawk wars. He was one of the men selected to go out to Echo in 1857-8 as a defender of Mormon interests at the time Sidney Johnston's army came out to Utah. Mr. Clark served as first counsellor to Bishop Myron Tanner of the Provo Third ward for sixteen years.

Mr. Clark was a very quiet man. He had very little to say, but was firm in his ideas of affairs and was as brave as a lion. He leaves a large circles of friends, and was the father of twenty-one children, fifteen of whom are living, twenty-eight grand children and two great-grand children.

The funeral services will be held in the old tabernacle tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock. By request of the family, the following brethren will speak: President D John, Myron Tanner, Wm. J. Lewis and J.E. Booth.

JOSEPH CLARK. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

* Mormon Battalion members


Son of Samuel Clark & Rebecca Garner

Married Sarah Topham, 17 Oct 1849, Provo, Utah, Utah

Married Hannah Topham, 26 Jul 1853, Provo, Utah, Utah

The Daily Enquirer, 11 Mar 1895, vol. 11 no. 83, pg 1
ANOTHER PIONEER
Joseph Clark Dies Suddenly at Provo

Joseph Clark, a well know figure in Provo for years, died suddenly Saturday afternoon. He had been working around home in apparent good health, and at about 4:30 went into the house for a drink, when he complained of feeling a pain in the region of his heart. He requested Mrs. Clark to send for a doctor, but before his request could be complied with he was dead. The family summoned physician pronounced the cause heart failure.

Joseph Clark was the son of Samuel Clark and Rebecca Garner Clark. He was born April 20, 1828, in Clinton county, Ohio, of Mormon parentage, and has been ever since identified with the Mormon church. He was 66 years, 10 months and 13 days old when he died.

On July 16, 1846, he enlisted with the Mormon Battalion, returning with this band of patriots in 1848, and the following spring came to Provo. On Oct. 17, 1849, he married Sarah Topham, thus celebrating the first marriage in Provo. Mr. Clark engaged in the tanning business for a number of years, but was always on hand when trouble with the Indians was imminent. He was a valiant fighter in the Timpanogos war of 1849-50, also in the Tintic war, the Walker war, and Black Hawk wars. He was one of the men selected to go out to Echo in 1857-8 as a defender of Mormon interests at the time Sidney Johnston's army came out to Utah. Mr. Clark served as first counsellor to Bishop Myron Tanner of the Provo Third ward for sixteen years.

Mr. Clark was a very quiet man. He had very little to say, but was firm in his ideas of affairs and was as brave as a lion. He leaves a large circles of friends, and was the father of twenty-one children, fifteen of whom are living, twenty-eight grand children and two great-grand children.

The funeral services will be held in the old tabernacle tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock. By request of the family, the following brethren will speak: President D John, Myron Tanner, Wm. J. Lewis and J.E. Booth.

JOSEPH CLARK. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal.

* Mormon Battalion members




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