Thomas Clarke

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  • Name: Thomas Clarke
  • Location of Birth: Kentucky
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  • Date of Death: July 31, 1916 (86 years old)
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    Thomas was a veteran of the Civil War, having seen over three and one-half years of active service and had fought with the Union soldiers at Gettysburg.

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    Civil War

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  • Civilian Life:
    Information from Grand Rapids Herald Review, dated August 2, 1916:

    Thomas had been in poor health for some considerable period, due to his advanced age, and his death, after being removed from his home to the hospital, was expected.

    Surviving him he leaves three sons and one daughter. The sons, W. L. Clarke, Robert J. Clarke, and W. H. Clarke. Mrs. Mary Orr of this village, is his daughter, and Mrs. Robert Lyons, who died two years ago, was also his daughter.

    The funeral services were held this morning at ten o'clock from the Presbyterian Church. Rev. H. B. Sutherland officiating. All the children were present.

    Article from Itasca County Independent newspaper, dated August 5, 1916:

    "Thos. Clarke an old and respected resident of this place died Sunday morning at the Grand Rapids hospital, the cause of his death being heart failure. The deceased was 83 years of age and leaves his wife and four children who are: Mrs. Mary Orr of this place, Henry of North McGregor, Iowa, Will of Kansas City, Mo., and Robert of Oelwein, Iowa, all of whom were present at the funeral. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the Presbyterian church. Rev. Sutherland officiating."

    Article from Itasca County Independent newspaper dated August 12, 1916:

    "Mrs. Thomas Clark, the widow of the late Thomas Clark, accompanied her two sons, Robert, of Owen, Missouri, and William, of Kansas City, and will make her home with them. They left Tuesday afternoon."

    Thomas is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-A-11-31)

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