Elmer E Clark

The Petersburg Observer, Friday July 1 1935

Death occured Friday evening,At Rose Hill: Had been in buisness forty years.

Elmer E. Clark born near Petersburg and operator of a county store at Rose Hill just east of the city for more than fourty years died at his home Friday evening June 24 at the age of seventy five years. He had been in declining health for the past two or three years and for several weeks before his death his condition had been such that members of his family realized the end was near.

Mr. Clark was born in a house a short distance from the place of his death on November 21,1862 the son of Joel and Gertrude Clark. He grew to manhood on his fathers farm and with the exception of four years spent at Marion,Kansas all his life was spent on the farm where he was born.

He was married on March 1,1882 to Marcia V. Henderson and to this union was born four children Mrs.Minnie Coltrin of Peoria: Mrs Nellie Ferguson of Mason City; Mrs Virgie Jones and Fred Clark both of this community. He is survived also by five grandchildren,one great- grandchild, one sister Mrs Alice Daniels of Tallula one brother Homer Clark of Wessington Springs, So.Dakota , besides a number of nieces and nephews and a great many other relatives and friends.

For many years Mr.Clark was a member of the Christian Church.

Funeral services were held at the Christian Church Sunday afternoon,conducted by Rev.L.R. Cronkhite and burial was in Rose Hill. Pallbearers were E.E Dawson,Walter Sewell, George Ulery,Emmitt Bradley,Cecil Palmer and James Bradley

Contributed by: Lynn Fuller