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 Clark Devol Lawrence

Clark Devol Lawrence

Birth
McConnelsville, Morgan County, Ohio, USA
Death 1 Jul 1903 (aged 63)
Corning, Adams County, Iowa, USA
Burial Corning, Adams County, Iowa, USA
Plot Lot 54
Memorial ID 38150241 · View Source
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Clark Devol Lawrence, a well known and highly respected resident of Douglas township in Adams county; died at his home Wednesday evening, July 1, 1903 about 6 o'clock.. Mr. Lawrence was born in Morgan county, Ohio, Dec. 2, 1839. He came to Iowa at the age of 15 with his parents, settling first on a homestead about three miles west of Corning, on April 24, 1855. He lived there till he enlisted in Company H, 4th Iowa volunteer infantry, July 13, 1861. He served over three years. He was severely wounded in tie battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, an iron canister shot passing through. his hip. He was offered an honorable discharge but after convalescing he returned to the front. Being unable to march in the ranks, he served as wagon master the rest of his term. He was mustered out September 4, 1864, at Jonesboro, Ga. On November 2, 1864 he married Sarah R. Clark and to them were born eight, boys, five of whom are living, Thomas H., Horace C., and Ralph B.(Doc.) in Los Angeles, Cal.; Frank D. and John L. in Adams county. The deceased are Manly C., Zachariah P. and Walter E. In 1885, he homesteaded a piece of land in Sherman. county, Kan., and in 1887 moved his family there, remaining two years. In 1889 he returned to the farm in Adams county on which he had located in 1880 where he has
since resided with the exception of one year which he spent, in Corning. ; Mr. Lawrence was a, man of such honesty and sincerity and of such genuine kindness of heart that he was very highly esteemed by a largo circle of friends. At the time of the baptism of his wife about ten years ago he received deep religious impressions which strengthened as the years went by. During the last months of his life he was frequently heard to express in the strongest terms his faith in Christ and his hope of eternal life. His religious convictions had made a marked change in his life and had his health been restored he had in the hours of darkest sorrow. They remember with peculiar regard the visits of friends who came long distances to visit Mr. Lawrence in his sickness. All of these kind friends and their, helpful ministrations will be remembered with unfailing gratitude.
Adams County Free Press, July 8, 1903,
page 8

60 years 6 months 29 days

Co. H 4th Iowa Vol GAR



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  • Added: 10 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38150241
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clark Devol Lawrence (11 Dec 1839–1 Jul 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38150241, citing Baldwin Cemetery, Corning, Adams County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Marty & Harley (contributor 47240226) .