George Clark is buried in the north half of Salem Cemetery Lot No. 49/1,
where he shares a tombstone with his son, John. No information
other than their names are inscribed on the tombstone.
"CLARK - George Clark of Benton township died last Friday,
April 17, 1896. As he has been in feeble health for many
months his dismise (sic) did not come unexpected. He was
born in Chatham county, North Carolina, August 22, 1821. In
1850 he was married to Michel Hollowell at Paola (sic),
Indiana, to whom was born one son, John H., who has lived
with and cared for his father, Mrs. Clark dying after a little
over two years of married life. Mr. Clark has lived in Lucas
county since 1866 where he devoted himself to agricultural
pursuits. He was a worthy member of the Salem M.E. church,
the I.O.O.F. and A.F. and A.M. lodges. Members from the
Chariton and Russell I.O.O.F. lodges attended the funeral on
Sabbath which was conducted at Salen (sic) church by Rev.
A.W. Armstrong of Russell. He was better known to earlier
residents of the county."
24 April 1896
Note: This obituary has a number of problems, including
several typographical errors. A second obituary, also in
the December archives, is far more detailed and perhaps
more accurate. That obituary states that George Clark
died on Thursday, April 16, rather than Friday, April 17.