Name: Louise WILLES
Birth: 17 JAN 1838 in Pottsdam, New York
Death: 20 APR 1918
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Change Date: 9 JUL 2001
LOUISE WILLES CLARK: OBITUARY, 1-17-1838?-4-20-1918
Louise Willes Clark, widow of the late Silas S. Clark of this town Died at her house at 103 Main Street, Wednesday evening, April 20th.
Mrs. Clark was born January 17, 1838, the daughter of Wilder Willes and Orrenda Kimball Willes. She was the second of four children, the youngest was Harriett Willes Yancey who made her home with Mrs. Clark during her last years.
Mrs. Clark?s childhood was passed in her ancestral home on the farm known as Willes Farm.
In March of 1857, she married Silas S. Clark who was from the town of Madrid, New York and immediately located on her home farm known as Clark?s Farm at Clark?s Crossing on the Norwood Road. Here they reared seven children, all whom are living except the eldest, Fredrick W. Clark, who died five years ago. Those surviving are Clara L. Clark, Mrs. Mary Clark Amos, Horace N. Clark, Earl B. Clark of Potsdam, Charles M. Clark, and Robert Y. Clark of White Plains, New York. Mr. Silas S. Clark,husband of the deceased, died in 1903.
Mrs. Clark acquired a love for the church and its teaching. In early childhood she united with the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Potsdam and was the oldest member at the time of her demise.
She was educated in the schools of her town and at one time taught in them. She completed her education at the Old St. Lawrence Academy. Mrs. Clark was an exemplary homemaker, a friendly neighbor, a loving mother, and a competent adviser.
Funeral was held from the church at 2:30pm, Friday 22 and was buried in the family plot at the cemetery.
Silas Skidmore CLARK b: 28 SEP 1834
- Frederick W. CLARK b: 8 MAR 1859
- Clara L. CLARK b: 11 APR 1862
- Mary CLARK b: 12 FEB 1866
- Horace N. CLARK b: 21 FEB 1870
- Charles M. CLARK b: 27 FEB 1873
- Earl B. CLARK b: 20 FEB 1876
- Robert Y. CLARK b: 4 SEP 1881