Obituary Details

Edward J. Clark

(11/30/-0001 - 01/20/1931)
Courtesy of Lusk Free Lance, 01/22/1931

War Department Employee Of Civil War Dies Tuesday

Another pioneer of the West, Edw. J. Clark, aged 92 years, 4 months and 20 days, answered the final call about noon Tuesday, January 20th, and the last of three brothers who had lived in this country since 1883, is gone.

Deceased was found dead by his nephew, John Clark, shortly after demise, in his cabin on the U-Bar-L ranch, a part of the Kitchen Land and Cattle company holdings. Apparently he had slept into eternity.

Although not well known in this immediate neighborhood, Mr. Clark had lived on a homestead about 70 miles northwest of Lusk since 1914, coming here from Cherry County, Nebraska, where he with his brothers had lived several years. It was in 1883 that they took up land in South Dakota, near what is now Carrington. They originally came from Scio, Mich.

Although little other detail of Mr. Clark's life is at hand, it is understood that he was a member of the staff in the office of the war department during the Civil War. His nephew is the lone survivor, so far as is known.

It was the desire of the deceased that only briefest services be held at his death, and following that request, the funeral was to have been held at the Manville cemetery this (Thursday) morning, and his remains placed in a plot beside those of the two brothers who preceded him in death.

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