CLARK, Sylvester

Date of birth: 10 Mar 1890 Johnson County, Indiana

Date of death: 11 Jan 1962 Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana

Source: Greencastle Daily Banner, Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana, January 11, 1962

      Sylvester (Ben) Clark, 71, who 
resided at 1002 Avenue E, died at the 
Putnam County Hospital at 4:55 Thursday 
morning where he had been admitted Wed-
      Survivors are the wife, Mattie; two 
son, Kenneth of Franklin and Lawrence, 
Indianapolis; one daughter, Mrs. Florene 
Jones, Indianapolis; two sisters, Mattie 
Gullette, Peoria, Ill., and Flossie Owens, 
Edinburg; two step-sons Donald and Thomas 
Goldsby, Indianapolis; one-step daughter, 
Mrs. Linda Bell, Indianapolis, and six 
      Last rites will be held Saturday 
at 2 p.m. from the Whitaker Funeral Home 
in Green-castle.  Rev. Kyle Miller will 
officiate.  Burial will be in Greenlawn 
Cemetery in Franklin.
      Friends may call at the funeral home 
after 7 this evening.

Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, January 12, 1962

Sylvester Clark Rites Announced
      Funeral services wll be conducted for 
Sylvester Clark, of Greencastle, father of 
Kenneth Clark of Amity, Saturday after-
noon at 2 o'clock in the Whitaker Funeral 
Home in that city.
      Burial will be made in Greenlawn cemetery 
      Friends may call at the funeral home at 
any time and are invited to attend the rites.
      During the past eight years, Mr. Clark 
had suffered three heart attackes and at 9 
o'clock Wednesday night he suffered a stroke 
and was taken to the Putnam County Hospital 
at Greencastle where he died at 4:50 o'clock 
Thursday morning.
Born Near Nineveh
      Mr. Clark was born near Nineveh on Feb. 
10, 1898, and his parents were the late Charles 
Henry and Catherine Coy Clark.
      He had spent most of his life in Indian-
apolis where he was supervisor of the Columbia 
Conserve Company for 22 years.
      He was married twice and his first wife 
was Lillie Mitchell and three children were 
born to them.  She died about 1935, and he 
then married Mattie Goldsby.
      She survives with two sons and a daughter, 
Mr. Clark, of Amity; Lawrence Clark and 
Mrs. Florence Jones, both of Indianapolis.
      Others remaining are six grandchildren, 
and two sisters, Mrs. Flossie Owens, of 
Edinburg; and Mrs. Mattie Gellette, of Peoria, 
      Mr. Clark was a member of a Christian 
Church at Greencastle.

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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