Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Clark


Loose  Funeral  Homes
Nov 2003
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          Anderson - Norma L. (Richey) Clark,  68, Anderson, died November 9, 2003 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis Indiana after a sudden illness.  She was born July 3, 1935 in Milroy, Indiana, and resided in Anderson, Indiana.  She lived in this area most of her life.  She was a homemaker.
          She is survived by her husband of 49 years:  Charles Clark  of Anderson; three children,  Charles S. & wife Melanie Clark  of Dearborn, Michigan,  David L. & wife Laura Clark  of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,  Gary A. & wife Michele Clark  of Anderson; three sisters,  Mary & husband Robert Norwald  of Greensburg,  Ethel & husband Ralph Fisher  of Connersville,  Gladys Fussner  of Milroy; six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and two great grandchildren, many nieces & nephews.  She was preceded by her parents,  Edward P. & Stella (Fishback) Richey,  several brothers and sisters.
          Services will be Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 10:00 AM, at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel. 200 W. 53rd Street; Anderson, with Pastor Bradley Smith officiating.  Burial will be in 1:00 PM at South Park Cemetery-Greensburg.  Visitation will be from 4-8:00 PM on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at funeral home, south chapel.  Contributions may be made to Heart Disease Research Foundation.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen and Phyllis Fleming
Betty's note:  Robert’s last name is spelled  Narwold  in the U.S. Public Records Index, the Social Security Death Index, and in his own obituary.


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday February 4, 1973
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DEATH  CLAIMS  ROBERT  CLARK
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Robert W. Clark, 59, was dead on arrival at Major Hospital late this morning; apparent heart attack at home.
Resident of Shelbyville most of his life, Mr. Clark was employed as a salesman.  Born here July 13, 1913, the son of  Walter and Virginia (Smithers) Clark.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Nick (Virginia) Cord, R.R.6, Shelbyville, and three grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.
Murphy Mortuary, with the Rev. Robert Todd officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Sheila Maynor
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
April 14, 1959
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MEMORIAL  RITES
TO  BE  SATURDAY
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Miss Florence Clarke's
Services at Mt. Auburn
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          Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 18 at 1:30 p.m. (CST) at the Mt. Auburn Church for  Miss Florence M. Clarke who died in Kansas City, Missouri, December 20, 1958. Rev. and Mrs. T. J. Wilson will officiate.
          Miss Clarke, former teacher in Mt. Auburn High School, was Director of Nursing at the Kansas City General Hospital for many years prior to her illness.  She was born at Mt. Auburn, September 8, 1899, a daughter of  Curtis and Frances (Barlow) Clarke.  She was a graduate of Hiram College and the University of Michigan School of Nursing at Ann Arbor, Michigan.  She was active in nursing organizations on a local and national lever.
          Miss Clarke was one of a family of six children that included four brothers, Warren Clarke,  Virgil Clarke,  Dr. E. H. Clarke of Hiram, O.,  Frank Clarke of Lebanon,  Mrs. Inez James, Pakonia, Calif., and  Miss Lorene Clarke of Chicago.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday August 10, 1948
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Oldest Acton Resident Dies
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          Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon for John Milton Clark, 92, oldest resident of Acton who died Sunday at his home.  The rites will be held at the Acton Presbyterian Church at 2:00 o'clock and burial will be made in the Acton cemetery.  A retired farmer, Mr. Clark had resided in Acton the greater part of his life.  He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clay Lowes and  Mrs. Rachel Higgins of Acton and five sons, George, Albert  and  Bruce of Acton;  Ralph, of  Indianapolis and  Thomas of Anderson.
Submitted by Melinda Moore Weaver


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, February 11, 1946
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JAMES  CLARK
DIES  AT  HOME
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Funeral Tuesday Afternoon
at Mortuary
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          James E. Clark,  77, formerly of northwest of Shelbyville, died at his home,818 south West St., at 8:00 a.m. Sunday after an illness of one month.
          The son of  Robert M. and  Mary B. Rule Clark,  he was born in Brandywine township October 10, 1868.  He was married to  Miss Helen Morrison  on February 5, 1913.  Mr. Clark, who had engaged in farming, had resided northwest of the city until October, 1945.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
          Surviving are the widow; one sister,  Miss Nell Clark,  of Shelbyville, and a niece,  Mrs. Dwight C. Smiley,  of Berkeley, Cal.  Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death.
          Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ewing mortuary, with Dr. C. A. Bowler officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 4:00 p.m. today.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, October 7, 1941
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CITY  RESIDENT  IS
CALLED  BY  DEATH
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          Ill for the past several months, Mrs. Ora Alice Clark, age 65, widow of  Joshua E. Clark, died at 5:45 a.m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dalton Spurlin, of 115 east Broadway.  Mrs. Clark, who was a widely known resident of Shelbyville, died of a complication of diseases.  She was the daughter of  Thomas J. and Phoebe Cherry, and was born in Shelby county March 9, 1876.  She was married to Mr. Clark on July 2, 1895, and to this union one daughter, Mrs. Spurlin, was born.  Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. Eliza Lawson, of Elwood, and several cousins.  Mrs. Clark had been employed at the Kennedy Car Liner and Bag Company for a number of years, being forced by illness to give up her work last March.  She was a devoted member of the First Christian church.  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Loren H. Murphy mortuary with the Rev. Ernest L. Ford officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the Murphy funeral home at any time.
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NOTE:  Ora is the adopted daughter of  Thomas and Phoebe.  She may be the daughter of  John A.  and  Jemima D. (Steel) Stringer. - NVG
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, March 20, 1940
Page 8   column 4
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CLARK  FUNERAL
RITES  PLANNED
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          Funeral services were arranged today for  Mrs. Thelma Lavelle Clark,  29-year-old divorcee who committed suicide last night at her rooms at 224 west Taylor street, where she lived with her seven-year-old adopted daughter.  The funeral services will be held at the Morris H. Sleeth funeral home at 10:00 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Ernest L. Ford, pastor of the First Christian church, officiating.  Burial will be made at the Mt. Lebanon cemetery in Hancock county, near her birthplace.
          Mrs. Clark was the daughter of  Ernest L. Ford,  who is no relation to the local minister, who will conduct the funeral services.  She was born in Hancock county November 24, 1910.  Surviving with the adoped daughter are the father, now living east of this city, and a brother,  Emory Ford, of Indianapolis.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday February 24, 1938
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FRANK  CLARK  RITES
WILL  BE  SATURDAY
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Body of Prominent Business Man
Who Died on Cruise Will Ar-
rive Friday.
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          The body of  Frank Gavin Clark,  prominent Shelbyville business man who died Friday while on a South American cruise, will arrive here early Friday and funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon.  The last rites will be conducted at Mr. Clark's home on the Rushville road at 3:00 p.m.  Dr. J. W. McFall, pastor of the First M. E. church, will officiate.  Burial will be in charge of of Ralph J. Edwards, funeral director.
          Pall bearers will be  Lee Davis,  Indianapolis,  Ray Breedlove,  Herbert C. Jones,  Elmer Dickinson,  O. J. Glessner,  Henry Joseph,  H. Wallace Reimann  and  Charles Sullivan.  Honorary pall bearers will be   W. Eden Thurston,  Bin T. Smith,  ?r. B. G. Keeney,  Ed Swain,  Gen. ? Wray DePrez,  David Whitcomb  and  Al Schneider.
          Mr. Clark's body arrived in Miami, Fla., today and will arrive by way of the Big Four railroad.  Herbert C. Jones who was with Mr. Clark on the cruise, is bringing the body home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday February 5, 1935
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CHARLES  CLARK  STROKE  VICTIM
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Paralysis Fatal To Shelbyville Man;
Funeral To Be Thursday
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          Charles Walter Clark, 51 years old, passed away in his home, 509 South West Street at 10:40 a.m. today.  He suffered a stroke of paralysis Sunday morning.
          Mr. Clark had been a resident of Shelbyville for the past twenty-six years.  He was born in Shelby county on October 20, 1884, and was the son of  Charles and Jennie Clark.
          In December of 1906 he was united in marriage with  Virginia May Smithers  and to this union were born two children, one of whom survives.
          The deceased leaves one son, Robert, at home and three granddaughters.  A daughter  Mrs. Genevieve May Coers, preceded him in death in 1931, and his wife passed away in April, 1924.
          Mr. Clark was a member of the West Street M. E. church from which funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 p.m.  The Rev. Ray Ragsdale will officiate.  Interment will be made in the Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, local funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Sheila Maynor


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, December 17, 1934
Page 1, column 4
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MRS.  JANE  CLARKE,  CENTENARIAN,  DIES
Woman, 100 Years Old, Passes Away
At Home In Jackson Township
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          Eleven weeks and four days after she celebrated her one hundredth birthday anniversary, Mrs. Jane Records Clarke, Shelby county's oldest resident, died at 12:15 o'clock Sunday morning at her home in Jackson township, one and one half miles west of Mt. Auburn.  Pneumonia was the cause of death.  She was stricken with that illness December 5.
          The funeral service will be held in the Mt. Auburn Christian church at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon.  The Rev. William Mullendore, a nephew of the deceased, will officiate.  Austin Flynn of Franklin is the funeral director in charge.
          Survivors are:  a daughter, Miss Nora Clarke, at home; three sons, Albert of Jackson township, John, at home, and  Walter, of California; and a sister, Mr. J. J. Winkles, of Franklin.
[Buried Mt. Auburn Cemetery]
Submitted by Barb Huff
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, October 31, 1927
Page 8
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BODY  OF  SAILOR  RETURNED  HERE
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FUNERAL  OF  J.  HARLAN  CLARK,  
KILLED  IN  WEST,  
TO  BE  HELD  TOMORROW  AFTERNOON.
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SERVICES  TO  BE  MILITARY
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          The body of  J. Harland Clark, local sailor who was killed in Pasadena, Calofirnia[sic], Friday night, October 21, arrived here this morning and was taken o the C. F. Fix and Son mortuary, later being removed to the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Clark, 502 West Hendricks street.
          The family has received word from the captain of the U. S. S. West Virginia, on which Mr. Clark was chief radio operator, that the deceased sailor was knocked from the high Pasadena bridge sometime Friday night and was not found until Saturday morning, some few hours after the death occurred.  Further particulars have not been received and probably will not be known until sometime later.
          The local man was serving his fourth enlistment in the Navy at the time of his death.  He had not been home for four years and had been planning a trip soon.  During the war he had been in transport service and had made seven trips to France.  After the war he was stationed in the Pacific Fleet and his ship, the U. S. S. West Virginia was stationed at San Pedro, Calif., at the time of his death.  When the Pacific fleet made a cruise to Australia recently he had complete charge of all radio and wireless activities during the expedition.
          The deceased is survived by his parents and three sisters, Mrs. Ona Woollard, of Hagerstown,  Miss Anna Clark, at home, and  Mrs. Albert Hart  of this city.  Several other relatives also survive.
          The funeral, which will be military in character with members of the American Legion serving as pall bearers will be held in the West street M. E. church Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. R. R. Cross officiating.  The War Mothers local chapter will attend the service in a body.  Interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, December 9, 1925
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HOLD  FUNERAL  THURSDAY.
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          Funeral services for  Harry J. Clark, who died early Tuesday morning, will be held at the home, 111 West Mechanic street, Thursday afternoon at two o'clock.  Dr. L. O. Richmond, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will officiate.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery, Ralph J. Edwards in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, December 8, 1925
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HEART  ATTACK  CAUSED  DEATH
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Harry  J. Clark  Died  at  Home  of
Dr. Will  Kennedy,  in  Indianapolis.
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WAS  FORMER  CITY  CLERK
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Served  as  Special  Representative  of
Insurance Companies  Several  Years.
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          Harry J. Clark,  age forty-four, one of the best known insurance representatives in the state, and former city clerk of Shelbyville, died suddenly at four-thirty o'clock this morning at the home of  Dr. and Mrs. Will H. Kennedy, 3841 North Delaware street, Indianapolis.
          His death was caused by a heart attack.  Mrs. Clark had gone to Indianapolis Monday, and in the evening was joined by Mr. Clark.  They gone to the home of  Dr. and Mrs. Kennedy, former resident of Shelbyville, to spend the night.  Mr. Clark suffered two attacks of the heart during the night, the second resulting in his death.  The body was brought to the home at 111 West Mechanic street today.
          Mr. Clark had been engaged in the insurance business in Shelbyville for a number of years, with his father as his partner in business.  He disposed of the local agency in 1914 to  Stanley Jones  and  E. W. Lewis,  and accepted a position as a special representative in Indiana for the Casualty Insurance Company.  He had his office in Indianapolis, traveling from his home in Shelbyville daily.  About six months ago Mr. Clark had taken a similar position with the Glove Indemnity Company, of New York, maintaining his office in Indianapolis.
          He had been active in Republican politics here, and in 1906 was elected city clerk on the Republican ticket.  He served a term of four years in that office.  Mr. Clark was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church.  He was a member of the Shelbyville Lodge of Elks, and was also a member of the Blue River Country Club.
          Mr. Clark was a son of  Ed. J. Clark.  He was born in Shelby county February 5, 1881.  all of his life had been spent here.  He attended the Shelbyville schools and was graduated from the local high school with the class of 1899.  He was married to  Miss Edna McDaniel, a daughter of  Mrs. Isabelle McDaniel, of this city.
          Mr. Clark is survived by the widow; one daughter,  Miss Virginia Clark; one brother,  Hubert Clark; his father, Ed. J. Clark,  and step-mother,  Mrs. Katherine Clark.
          Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ralph J. Edwards, who is in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, September 14, 1925 (daily paper)
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DROPPED  DEAD  AT  HOME  TODAY
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          Neuralgia of the heart was the cause of the death of  Joshua Clark  this morning at 11:50, according to the verdict of  Dr. G. I. Inlow, county coroner, who was called immediately after Mr. Clark had fallen near his home.  Mr. Clark had been working around his home at 221 East Jackson street, and seemed to be in very good health.  He had started from the wood house with a basket of kindling when his wife saw him fall.  Dr. F. E. Ray and Dr. Inlow were called, but death came before the doctors arrived.  Mr. Clark, who was aged 49, was an employe of one of the furniture factories here.  He was born in Shelby county and has lived in Shelbyville most of his life.  Besides the widow he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Bertha Spurlin, of this city; three brothers, Art  and  Walter, of this city, and  Andy, of Anderson, Ind.  He was a member of the Eagles lodge.  Funeral services will be announced later by Charles M. Ewing, undertaker in charge.
[Burial:  Forest Hill Cem, Shelbyville]
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, January 25, 1913
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WELL-KNOWN  MAN
DIES  SUDDENLY
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Was Seated in Chair Talking
To Daughter, When Over-
Come by Heart Trouble --
Was Dead in Five Minutes
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          William Clark,  one of the best known men in the northeastern part of Shelby county, died very suddenly Friday afternoon at 4:15 o'clock while at the home of  Ellsworth Dunn,  where his daughter is employed.  He had been in the business district of Morristown joking with his two sons, and had gone to the Dunn home to wait until they came past after him, when he was suddenly attacked with heart trouble and died five minutes later.
          Deceased was a blacksmith by trade and had worked for the Indianapolis & Cincinnati Traction Company.  He owned a shop in Fairland at one time and in Meltzerville at another.  Deceased was fifty-five years of age.  He is survived by his widow, two sons and a daughter.  The sons are  John and  Philip Clark,  and the daughter is  Mrs. Ralph Muir,  of this city.  The funeral services will be held at this late home Sunday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, January 22, 1903
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OBITUARY
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          William Clarke was born near Manchester, England, November 21, 1812, and died at his home in Washington township, January 14, 1903, aged ninety years, one month and twenty-four days.  He was of a family of thirteen children, of whom only two survive, John Clarke and  Mrs. Ellen Moore, both of Davis County, Iowa.
          When five years of age he crossed the ocean with his father's family, being seventy-two days on the voyage.  In the summer of 1824, he came to Jackson township, and has been a resident of this county ever since.  On December 25, 1833, he was married to Mary VanBenthusen to whom were born seven children, five of whom are living, as follows:  Mrs. Fannie Parrish,  Mrs. Elizabeth Watson,  Mrs. Mary A. Green,  Mrs. Margaret Chesser  and John  Clarke, of Shelbyville.  There are twenty-eight grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren.  About the year 1834, Mr. Clarke moved onto the farm where he lived until his death.  Most of this farm he entered from the government.  He made annexations to his original entry, and by industry and economy acquired one of the best farms in the county.
          He and his good wife lived together in happy wedlock for over sixty-five years, she having died March 13, 1899.  Since that time his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Phoebe Clarke, has lived with him.
          Six of the grandsons acted as pallbearers, Dr. J. Willard Parrish and  Louis Parrish,   Marshall  and  Omer Chesser,   Mark  and  Charles Clarke.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Franklin  Democrat
Friday, October 13, 1899
Volume XL, Number 14
Page 1, column 6
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          Mrs. Cora Clark,  wife of  Edward J. Clark,  after weeks of suffering, died today at a few minutes before noon.  For many days the death of Mrs. Clark was expected, but however long the preparation, no person is ever prepared to receive the final blow dealt by the death of a dear friend.  But few women were better known in this city.  There was no better Christian woman, there was no better friend.  She leaves a husband and three boys. – Shelby Rep.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry


The  Franklin  Democrat
Friday, October 13, 1899
Volume XL, Number 14
Page 5, column 2
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          Mrs. Edward Clark,  after a long illness, died at her home in Shelbyville Saturday morning, age thirty-nine years.  Deceased was a sister of  E. G. Barnhizer.
Notes:  Date of birth, 26 Jan 1860.  Date of death, 7 Oct 1899 – Shelby Co Indiana.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry


The  Franklin  Democrat
Friday, August 12, 1898
Volume XXXIX, Number 5
Page 4, column 5
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ROCKLANE
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          Uncle Joe Clark,  living north of town, died Sunday, aged 86 years.  Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday a.m. conducted by Rev. Moore.  Burial in the Copeland graveyard.
Notes:  Date of birth, About 1812. Date of death, 7 Aug 1898 – Johnson Co Indiana.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, November 2, 1893
Page 3 column 4
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          Mrs. Lidia Clark, died at her home No. 104 West South street at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, October 31, of paralysis of the brain, age seventy-six years, nine months and seventeen days.  Funeral services will be held at the First M.E. Church at 2 p.m. Thursday, Rev. M.A. Farr officiating.  Mrs. Clark was born in Warren county, Ohio January 14th, 1817; was married to Hansen E. Clark, July 10, 1836; moved to Shelby county in 1841 and to Shelbyville in 1847.  She was the mother of eight children, two of whom, Richard M. and Hansen L. are living.  Her husband died several years ago.  Mrs. Clark was known by all the older residents of Shelbyville and was loved and respected by all. Interment in City Cemetery by Cummins & Edwards.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  National  Volunteer
Shelbyville, Indiana
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December 2, 1853
          Died - - on the 25th ult. Mr. Elisha Clark aged about 20, son of  Elijah F. Clark.
Submitted by Sherry Badgley Ryan. Permission from Mr.Maurice Holmes.  Selected items from, Shelbyville, Indiana Newspaper Excerpts: 1853 - 1859. Maurice Holmes, 1141N 450W, Shelbyville, IN 46176

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