Obit: Clark, Peter (1855 - 30 OCT 1886)

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Surnames: CLARK

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 11/05/1886

Clark, Peter (APR 1855 - 30 OCT 1886)

Peter Clark started for this village (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) about eight o'clock on Friday morning last and after going about forty rods fell in a fit, his face striking in a wagon rut partially filled with water, where it is supposed, he suffocated in a short time. His body was discovered about five o'clock in the evening and conveyed to the house and on Monday last taken to his former home at Elroy, Juneau Co., and there interred. Mr. Clark was an honest, hardworking young man, but when quite young was frightened in some manner and has been subject to fits ever since, and it was expected that his life would end in the manner it did sometime. His friends have the sympathy of a large circle of friends and neighbors.

(Another article in same paper)

Last Friday morning Peter Clark left his home about one mile southeast of here, at 8 a.m. for Thorp, where he has some business to transact. About 5 o'clock Friday evening as Tommy Clark and his sisters were going home from school, they saw their uncle Peter laying face downward in the road, about twenty rods from his home; going up to him they found, to their surprise and horror that he was dead. The funeral took place at the residence of his father, T. Clark Sr. on Monday, after which the body was conveyed to the cars, to be taken by rail to Mauston, Juneau Co., where the remains will be laid to rest in the Thorp Catholic Cemetery of that place. Clark was subject to fits, which are supposed to have caused his death. He was about 31 years and 6 months old.

 

 


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