Sex: MIndividual InformationBirth: August 23, 1899 Christening: Death: August 6, 1976 Burial: Cause of Death: AFN #:
ParentsFather: Fred Briggs 1 2 Mother: Sarah "Sate" B. Clarkson 1 2
Spouses and Children1. *Margaret (Margie) Witter Marriage: March 20, 1918 Corning, Steuben, NY Status:
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1 Obituary (Cady Index 3), (Unknown newspaper.) Source Text: Irena E. Clarkson, widow of David Clarkson, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. J. Sawyer, in Troupsburg township, N.Y. Sunday night, Feb. 18, 1923. She had been in poor health for some time and had not been able to walk for over three years, but she bore her affliction with patience. A week before she died she had tonsilitis, but was better so she sat up some, but was taken worse Saturday night and died Sunday night.
Irena E. Clarkson was born on the Lower North Fork May 14, 1844; and was the fourth of a family of six children of Elanson and Sarah Bowman Cady. All are dead except a half brother, Will D. Mallory, of Sunderlinville. She was married to David Clarkson April 20, 1867. They went to housekeeping in Squab Hollow and lived there for a time, from there going west, and in 1870 they bought the place where she died, moved there and built a one-room shanty, cleared up the land. Six children were born to them, Halcey, who died in infancy; Harry W., who lives in Huntley, Ill.; Sarah B., wife of Fred Briggs, deceased; Lonsa M., wife of Charles Weldon, deceased; Lena M., wife of Jesse Sawyer, who lives on the old homestead, and Ina D., wife of John Fortner, of Painted Post, N.Y. Mrs. Clarkson was not much of a hand to go, always preferring to remain at home, and was truly a home loving person.
Funeral services were conducted at the house Wednesday afternoon of last week by Rev. Harold H. Charlesworth, pastor of the Austinburg M. E. church, and interment was in the Woodlawn cemetery at Austinburg.
2 Obituary (Clarkson Index 9), (Unknown newspaper). Source Text: David Clarkson Dies Suddenly.
This town was surprised and saddened Monday morning when the call came to funeral director H. B. Jones to come and take charge of the body of David Clarkson. Mr. Clarkson had not been enjoying the best of health for some time but was around and came to town as usual, and was in Knoxville last Friday, consequently his family and many friends did not consider his condition serious. Monday morning Nov. 25, 1912, he was around as usual and about 9 o'clock he walked toward the stove for some purpose, falling to the floor and when picked up he gasped only a time or two and was dead.
Mr. Clarkson resided on his farm just over the state line in Troupsburg, a short distance from Austinburg. He was one of the substantial and reliable men of his community, strictly honest and honorable and despised anything that was not strictly to the letter in his dealings. He was a good neighbor, husband and father. He was a member of Troups Creek Grange of Austinburg, a soldier of the Civil war and a pensioner, a member of S. A. Baley Post of Troupsburg, and one of the most regular attendants at all the meetings of the Post, he was a church going man and a supporter of the church. He was 69 years old. Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Harry Clarkson, now in the West; three daughters, Sarah, wife of Fred Briggs, of Painted Post, N. Y.; Lena, wife of Jesse Sawyer, of Chenango county, N. Y., and Ina, wife of John Fortner, who reside on the Clarkson farm in Troupsburg.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon of this week at 2 o'clock in the Methodist church at Austinburg, Rev. M. R. Chapman, pastor of the church, will officiate, and the interment will be in the Woodlawn cemetery at Austinburg.