Clark, Elmer (Unknown - October, 1932)

FORMER DOUGLAS RESIDENT MEETS

A TRAGIC DEATH

Douglas Enterprise - October 11, 1932

News was received in Douglas last week of the death by drowning of Elmer Clark, who was for many years a resident here.

Mr. Clark moved to Bloomfield, Iowa, about ten years ago and has since then made his home there.

The Bloomfield paper has the following report of Mr. Clark's death:

"The lifeless body of Elmer Clark well known Bloomfield man, was found by a searching party about 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in a drainage ditch.

"Dr. C.C.C. Heady, coroner, examined the body Wednesday afternoon and found no marks of violence, Wednesday night Dr. H.C. Young and Dr. Grant Giles also examined the corpse and confirmed the findings of the coroner.

"The funeral was held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Bloomfield Church of Christ. Rev. J.R. Adams was in charge of the final rites, with Rev. Lloyd Tennant assisting. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Members of the Franklin Lodge, A.F. & A.M., of which he was a member, attended the services in a body and conducted a service at the grave.

"Mr. Clark is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Clark, three children, Marjorie, who graduated from high school in Bloomfield in 1931 and now enrolled in junior college, Billy, a high school student, and Marylin, who is in grade school, and his aged mother, Mr. Sarah Clark, who resides at the Clark home in Bloomfield. He was the only son of the late Andrew J. Clark of Bloomfield."

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