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James Stephen Clark b. 8 Mar 1869 Gallia County, Ohio, USA d. 1 Aug 1942 Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, USA: Tangled Roots
   

James Stephen Clark

Male 1869 - 1942  (73 years)


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  • Name James Stephen Clark 
    Born 8 Mar 1869  Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870  Clay Township, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1880  Clay Township, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1900  Clay Township, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 1 Aug 1942  Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: Carcinoma of the Pancreas 

    • OBITUARY
      Clark, James S.
      Probate Judge James S. Clark
      Able Public Servant Passes In 74th Year After Long Illness
      Elected Auditor Twice and Seven Times as Probate Judge
      .....Judge White Assumes New Duties for Time Being.
      .....About 1 o'clock this morning death ended the remarkable career of Judge James Stephen Clark at his home, 345 Fourth Ave. He had been unconscious for a couple of days, but his illness had been hopeless for several months, at least.
      .....Judge Clark held office in this county longer than anyone else known to the present generation. He knew more people in the county, knew more about the people of the county and had more warm friends among them probably than anyone else ever had.
      .....Loved to Serve
      His death has taken from them wise counsellor, a capable and hard working official -- one who in years ahead will become a legendary figure. He possessed an amazing capacity for hard and exacting work together with a willingness and an eagerness to be of service to all who came to his office or home to seek advice or favors. Judge Clark had a remarkable career in business before he started on a more remarkable political and official career.
      .....He was 73 years old last March, having been born in Clay Township in 1869. He was a son of Amos and Frances Riggs Clark prominent and outstanding in the closing decades of the last century. James S. finished his education at the Normal University at Lebanon, Ohio and Eastman Business College in New York. Associated with widely known firm of Graham, Clark and Riggs (made up of his kinfolk) he engaged in the produce business and operated flatboats between this sector and New Orleans. Later he was in the cold storage business in Milwaukee.
      .....On June 2, 1897, he and Ethel McDaniel of the same community were united in marriage. Eleven years later James S. Clark, then a vigorous and aggressive man but not extensively acquainted in his native county, was nominated and elected County Auditor. He served two terms and in 1916 he was elected probate judge and entered upon his duties the following Feb. 9. Each quadrennium thereafter he was reelected, meeting opposition at first but finally winning the characterization of being "invincible".
      .....Rites on Tuesday
      .....Funeral services for Judge J.S. Clark will be held at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening at the funeral home of George J. Wetherholt & Sons. Rev. J.L. Stephenson will officiate, as decedent's pastor, Rev. W. Scott Westerman, is in Michigan. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery.
      Friends may view the features there after 2 o'clock Sunday p.m.
      .....Thursday, a prominent Columbus lawyer here on business, said "Judge Clark is undoubtedly one of the ablest probate judges in Ohio, even if he is not a lawyer." And it is no secret that many southern Ohio probate judges consulted him frequently about legal and official problems.
      .....Working side by side with him during his official career has been Mrs. Clark, who has demonstrated a capacity for public service and for making friends comparable to his.
      .....Illness at last overtaking him, Judge Clark left his office last November (missing section) surgical skill could do to cure or greatly relieve him. He suffered much and had become extremely emaciated. Three nurses had helped to care for him during the latter part of his invalidism.
      .....Judge Clark is survived by, besides his devoted wife, a daughter, Mrs. Frank E. Wetherholt; two grandchildren, Frank Clark Wetherholt and Judy Weatherholt and one sister, Mrs. Mary Ewing, all of Gallipolis.
      .....Judge Clark was a member of the Methodist Church and he was a Shriner, Knight Templar, 32nd Degree Mason, an Elk and Eastern Star.
      .....Judge Clark was a man of diversified interests. Persons active in local politcs recognized him as one of the shrewdest and most resourceful the county has known. [Source: Gallipolis Paper, No date, Transcribed by F.K. Brown http://www.galliagenealogy.org/Obituaries/obits_Cl-Cu.htm]
    Buried 4 Aug 1942  Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Mound Hill Cemetery
    Person ID I6863  TangledRoots
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2017 

    Father Amos Clark,   b. 8 Dec 1839, Westport, Lincoln County, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1912, Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Harriett Frances Riggs,   b. 13 Sep 1843, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1874, Clay Township, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1863  Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2714  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ethel F. McDaniel,   b. 12 Sep 1877, Clay Township, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1969  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1897  Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Martha Frances Clark,   b. 8 May 1900, Clay Township, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1994  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 8 May 2017 
    Family ID F2758  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


  


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