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 Lelia Louise <I>MacArthur</I> Clarkson

Lelia Louise MacArthur Clarkson

Woodburn, Macoupin County, Illinois, USA
Death 7 Jul 1952 (aged 70)
Lovington, Moultrie County, Illinois, USA
Burial Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Plot Lot 2 Block 109
Memorial ID 8567311 · View Source
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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)

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 8567311
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lelia Louise MacArthur Clarkson (24 Jul 1881–7 Jul 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8567311, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by D C McJonathan-Swarm (contributor 46611006) .