Ansen Clark

[also ran Dec. 18th under Alanson Clark name; not sure which name is correct.]

Ansen Clark was born Nov. 5, 1833, and died at his home in Astoria, Ill., Dec. 16, 1902, aged 69 years, 1 month and 11 days. Of his family, there survives him, a wife, three sons, one daughter and two step-daughters.

The deceased was an esteemed member of the Free Will Baptist church at Summum, Ill., and also of the Grand Army of the Republic. Having served faithfully his family, his country, his God, in the evening of life he answered the final roll call and passed quietly, peacefully, triumphantly to his eternal reward.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. D. E. Baer at Woodland Town Hall last Friday, after which the remains were laid to rest in 16 cemetery.


Published in the Astoria Search Light on 12/25/1902

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Alanson Clark

ASTORIA — Alanson Clark, a respected citizen of this city died at his home on Monday night at the age of 69 years, 1 month and 11 days. He ate a hearty supper that evening and went to bed feeling as well as usual. About eleven o'clock at night he was stricken with paralysis. Dr. Bottorf was summoned, but medical skill was of no avail and he soon died. The burial will take place at 16 cemetery in Woodland township. The funeral cortege will leave the home in this city at 9 a.m., Friday, and the funeral sermon will be preached at Woodland town hall at 11 a.m. He was a member of the Baptist church. He leaves a wife and some grown children.


Published in the Astoria Search Light on 12/18/1902

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