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Charles J. Clark
Co. E , 21st Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry

At Grave Tomorrow Morning After Services at 9:30 O'clock.

Charles J. Clark, or Charlie Clark as he was better known, died at his home in Baring at 3:15 o'clock yesterday morning at the age of 86 years, thinning by one more the ranks of Knox County Civil War veterans.  Death was from the effects of flu of a week's duration; but he had been failing health three years.  Mr. Clark was badly bruised and his foot mashed last month when hit by an automobile.

Funeral services for Mr. Clark, who was believed to be the oldest resident of Baring, will be at St. Aloysius Church there at 9:30 o'clock tomorrow, Friday, morning conducted by the Rev. Stephen Carew, pastor.  Burial will be in the Baring cemetery beside the grave of Mrs. Clark,  who died thirteen years ago.  Full military honors will be bestowed by the American Legion at the grave.

Mr. Clark is survived by a foster daughter, Mrs. Perry Swearingen, who with her family had lived with him three years in January, and who was taken to rear by Mr. and Mrs. Clark when she was 14 months old.  Also surviving are a brother and sister, Frank X. Clark of Keokuk, Ia., and Mrs. Mary Kilbride of near Adair.  Three brothers and 3 sisters preceded him in death:  Mrs. Anna Matlock, J.L. Clark, D.W. Clark, Ignatius Clark and Mary Agnes Clark the last of whom died when small the others having been grown and lived the greater part of their lives in and near Baring and Adair.

Charles Joseph Clark, a son of Felix and Mariah Clark, was born April 3, 1844, in Perry County, Ohio.  He came with his mother and brothers and sisters to Knox County in 1859, settling near where Baring was later build.

He married Ellen Henessy in 1884, and to them was born a son, Johnnie, who died in infancy.  Agter their marriage they lived on the old Henessy farm northeast of Edina until eighteen years ago, when they moved to Baring, where Mrs. Clark died, and Mr. Clark continued to lived until his death.

During the Civil War Mr. Clark served three years with the Twenty-First Missouri, Company E, having enlisted in 1861.

Article was hand dated 1931

Obituary copy generously provided by Sandra Browning .

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