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Martha Jane HAWKEN CLARK

Tuscumbia Cemetery
Miller County,
Missouri

James
Oct. 19, 1866
May 2, 1921

Martha
Jun. 11, 1865
Jun. 4, 1946

James E Clark Passes Away - Dies after several months' illness, Aged Fifty Four Years

James E Clark died at his home here Monday evening at 6:30 o'clock after a long illness of stomach trouble. Although he had been sick for a long time, he conversed with friends the morning of his death. He had been a patient sufferer throughout his sickness.

He was born near Eldon October 19, 1866 being fifty four years old at the time of his death. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Clark, who were at one time residents of Tuscumbia during Mr. Clark's term as a county official.

He was an experienced river pilot and held license from the government for operating steamers on the Osage and Missouri rivers. During the time he was in feeble health he served as justice of the peace of Equality, which position he held at the time of his death.

He was married to Miss Martha Hawken in 1888 and to this union five children were born, one having died in infancy. The surviving children are Mrs. James Messersmith and Mrs. Edgar Vernon of Eldon, Mrs. Farris Houser of Linn Creek and Miss Edna who is at home. He is also survived by his wife, his mother, four brothers and two sisters. The brothers are Dion, Joel and Grant of Lawton, Oklahoma and Tom of Kansas City. The sisters are Mrs. Julia Cox of Faxon, Oklahoma and Bessie, another sister who is married.
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Mrs. Martha J. Clark, one of Tuscumbia's most respected women, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. P. H. George, at Linn Creek. Tuesday morning, as a result of complication of disease incident to age. Mrs. Clark's health began failing fastly the latter part of last year, when she went to live with her daughters, where she passed away. Martha J. Hawken was born near Tuscumbia on June 11, 1865, the daughter of John and Anna Hawken, both deceased.

She was united in marriage to James E. Clark, January 1888, and to this union five children were born, four of whom are living, one having died in infancy.

Those who are living are Mrs. P. H. George of Linn Creek, Mrs. Edgar Vernon of Eldon, Mrs. Farris Houser of Kaiser, and Edna of the home. Two brothers and one sister also survive. They are Mrs. Emma Allen and W.C. Hawken of Kansas City, Mo., and Samuel P. Hawken of Tuscumbia. There are eight grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death twenty-five years ago.

She was united with the Christian Church at Tuscumbia when a young woman and lived a Christian life until her death. She will be sadly missed by all as she was a loving mother and friend to all. To know her was
to love her.

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Submitted: 6/4/15 • Approved: 6/5/15 • Last Updated: 4/11/18 • R771318-G771316-S3

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