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 Wed­nesday.

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 step­sons Donald and Thomas Goldsby, Indianapolis; one step­daughter, Mrs. Linda Bell, Indian­apolis, and six grandchildren.

Last rites will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Whitaker Funeral Home in Greencastle. 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 will be con­ducted for Sylvester Clark, of Greencastle, father of Kenneth Clark of Amity, Saturday after­noon at 2 o’clock in the Whitaker Funeral Home in that city.

Burial will be made in Green­lawn cemetery here.

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 at­tacks 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 Indian­apolis 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, Ill.

Mr. Clark was a member of a Christian Church at Greencastle.

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey