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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday's Obituary ~ Lyman John Clarke

From the February 14, 1948 issue of the Chicago Tribune;  

"Lyman John Clarke Sr., Feb. 12, of 605 S Clinton avenue, Oak Park, beloved husband of Marion, father of Lyman J. Jr., and Violet Irene Barlean, grandfather of Linda Diane Clark, son of Elmer E. and Susan Berg Clarke, brother of Clifford and Elmer Clarke, Mrs. Zora Blake, Mrs. Stella Rudolph, Mrs. Edna Hansen, Mrs. Alice Jenkenson, Mrs. Eloise York, Mrs. Irma Froberg and Mrs. Dorothy Thompson, brother-in-law of Mrs. Josephine Bapst. Services Saturday, Feb. 14, 2:30 p.m., at chapel, 124-126 Madison street, at Lombard avenue, Oak Park. Interment Arlington. Member of Prospect lodge, No. 957, A.F. & A.M., Euclid Avenue Methodist church, of Oak Park, and Manager of Darnell Corp."

Lyman was my first cousin thrice removed. His father Elmer Eugene Clarke and my second great-grandfather William Penrod Clarke were brothers born in Funkstown, Washington, Maryland.

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