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Minnie Agnes (Strain) Clark

The Western Star, 20 July 1906.

Mrs. W. A. Clark Dies Suddenly.

Again the Star is called upon to record the death of a good woman, Mrs. Minnie A. Clark, wife of W. A. Clark, of Protection. After a very brief illness she breathed her last at 4:45 a.m. on Sunday, July 15, 1906. The news of her death came as a surprise as but few knew that she was sick. Only a few days before she had been about in her usual manner, hence the shock which came when it was known that she was dead. The cause of death, as reported by her attending physician, Dr. Halliday, was exopthalmic goiter, a goiter located just behind the eyes. In Mrs. Clark's case the goiter was of quick growth.

The fact of death in any instance, brings to the living, and especially to those near and dear by the ties of nature, a pang of sadness; an overwhelming feeling of sorrow; but particularly so when a devoted wife, a loving mother and a faithful neighbor is taken away - one whom the husband looked for counsel and for cheer and the little children for the help, and love which only a mother can give. Mrs. Clark was in every sense a good woman. She was much attached to her home and her every thought and deed was for the comfort of those about her. Her influence was always on the side of goodness and righteousness. Those who knew her best loved her most.

Minnie Agnes Strain was born in Sharon, Mercer county, Pennsylvania, on July 29, 1872. At the time of her death she was, therefore, 33 years, 11 months and 16 days old. In 1876 she came with her parents to Kansas, settling at Americus, Lyon county, and in 1885 the family moved to Comanche county. On July 13, 1901, she was married to W. A. Clark. Of the union two children were born - Robert Henry, aged four years, and Flora Agnes, aged nine months. The husband and the children survive and now are weighed down by their bereavement.

Deceased was a member of the United Presbyterian church for several years after coming to Comanche county, but for some years past had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, her membership being at Protection. She had lived a life of consistent Christian services.

The funeral services were held in the M. E. church in Protection at 11 a.m. on Monday and were in charge of the pastor, Rev. W. T. Ward, Rev. W. L. Roberts of the Presbyterian church assisting. The large attendance at the funeral, the many beautiful flowers and universal expression of sympathy showed how kindly she was esteemed and how deep the sorrow of her many friends. Interment was made in the Protection cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Agnes Strain, mother of Minnie Agnes (Strain) Clark.

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