John Clark


Submitted by Richard


Kentucky Post April 27, 1940

Lone Campbell County Civil War Survivor Dies at 96; Was in 1939 Memorial Parade

               Plans to have John Clark, 96-year-old Civil War Veteran march in the Memorial Day parade again this year were discarded Saturday by legion officials when death ended the career of the only surviving Civil War veteran in Campbell County.
It was last year when Mr. Clark rode in the Newport parade, in observance of Memorial Day. Memories were revived by Mr. Clark when he rode in the procession, bringing back thoughts of the days in the 1860’s when the Blue and the Gray marched in platoons and companies along this North-South “neutral area” during the Civil War.

Mr. Clark, a lifelong resident of Campbell county (sic), died Friday night at his home, an ancient log cabin on Licking pike, south of Newport, where he had lived practically all his life.
He leaves his widow, Mrs. Nettie Clark; seven daughters, Mrs. Charles Fisher, Mrs. M.L. Cummins, Mrs. Katherine Greenley, Mrs. Lula Carmack, Mrs. Mabel Tounsley, Mrs. Florence Creenley and Mrs. Elizabeth Jones; three sons, Joseph, Harvey and William Clark; 32 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the residence, followed by services at Oakland Church, Grants Lick, at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Grants Lick


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