Mrs. Henry Clark Passes Away and a Husband and Eight Children Are Left in Deep Mourning.
One of the saddest afflictions known in our midst for years is that which has overtaken Mr. Henry Clark, of the tailoring firm of Clark & Young. His wife, a most intelligent and worthy lady, was taken ill January 19, Mr. Clark's birthday and also the eighteenth anniversary of their marriage. Inflammation of the bowels was succeeded by pneumonia, attended by blindness for ten days, with partial paralysis of the left limb, and in spite of all that the best medical skill aud care could do, she passed away at 6 o'clock Monday evening.
The deceased was sister of Mr. J. C. Young and half-sister to Mr. H. J. Nurse, who has been with Kaufmanu & Lawrence for several years. She was born in Wolsoken, Norfolk, England, May 17, 1853, and was married to Mr. Henry Clark January 19, 1875, after receiving her education in the National School at Wisbech. They left the old country June 1, 1889, arriving in Anamosa two weeks later.
Their children are Albert A., Harry, Charlotte E., Robert F., Florence May, Hugh E., Joseph S. and Hazel I., the latter born in Anamosa, a sweet little babe only two years old. The pathos of this sad bereavement, whereby a beloved wife and affectionate mother has been suddenly taken from the ministry of a happy home so much needing her care, has touched the tendercst sympathies of many hearts. A sorrow has fallen upon Henry Clark aud his eight children which is immeasurable —one that even the afflicted ones cannot now compass in its depth and far-reaching consequenccs.
The obsequies were held from St. Mark's Episcopal church, conducted by the rector, Rev. W. H. W. Jones, preceded by prayer at the residence by Rev. E. W. Beers. Many sympathizing friends were in attendance and the floral tributes were most appropriate. The remains were interred in Riverside Cemetery.
Mrs. Clark's step-father is still living, her mother dying suddenly from heart disease the Monday following her marriage to Mr. Clark. She also has a half-sister and three half-brothers iu the old country, aud Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Walton are from the same community.
Mr. Clark desires us to return thanks to the many kind friends who have manifested their helpfulness aud sympathy in so many ways in the past three weeks.
Source: Anamosa Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, 9 February 1893
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