Clark, Agnes "Granny" (Henry) (Unknown - February 19, 1959)

Services Held Sat. for Agnes

Clark, Pioneer Citizen

Unknown - February 26, 1959

A high requiem mass was sung Saturday, February 21 at St. James Catholic Church for Mrs. Agnes Clark, 89, beloved pioneer lady, who died February 19 following a long illness. The Rev. Fathers Martin Collet and Ashbacher presided. Interment was in Douglas Park cemetery.

Mrs. Clark known as "Granny" to her many friends, fell and broke her hip last July 1 and had been bedfast since.

Agnes Henry Clark was born in 1869 at Chetopa, Kan., the daughter of Michael and Catherine Henry. She moved with her parents to Ft. Laramie in the spring of 1874 where she resided until 1878 when her father established the 88 ranch north of Douglas in the Brown Springs country.

In 1890, she was united in marriage with John C. Higley. Two daughters were born to this union.

On May 8, 1899, she married Frank L. Clark, stockman and rancher, and they made their home on the MS Bar ranch northwest of Douglas until 1904 when they moved to Douglas where she made her home at 219 South 3rd until her death. Five daughters were born to this union.

Mrs. Clark was a devoted member of the Catholic church and was a lifetime member of the Order of St. Francis and Altar and Rosary Society.

Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Gunnell of Los Angeles, Cal., Mrs. Irene Foulkes of New York City, Mrs. Florence Grant of Casper, Mrs. Agnes McDermott of Omaha, Neb., Mrs. Catherine Schumacher of Woodland, Cal., and Mrs. Frances Huff, who resided in Douglas with her mother; two brothers, John and Will Henry of Douglas; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

With her passing, the ranks of Wyoming pioneers becomes thinner. She was a great lady and beloved by all.

Active pall bearers were Otto Bolln, Tye Slonaker, Ed George, Wm. Cross, Burl Jones and Geo. Cross Jr.

Honorary pall bearers were Judge T.C. Daniels, Frank Henry, Harold Henry, Howard Esmay, Hough Dougherty and Harvey Allen.


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