Jefferson City People's Tribune, Wednesday, March 7, 1877
DIED -- Near Centretown, January 29, Rev. William Clark, in the fifty-seventh year of his age.
The deceased was born in Hampshire County, Massachusetts in 1820. He came to Moniteau county, in this state in 1841. About one year after, he made public profession of religion and was baptized by Elder Duval into the fellowship of Mt. Zion Church. He began his labors as a minister of the gospel in 1845, and continued preaching from then until a short time previous to his death. For more than a year, he had been afflicted with a painful cancer in his breast, and all that medical skill could do was done to alleviate his sufferings, and arrest the progress of his disease. But it baffled all human efforts. Though a great sufferer for several weeks before his death, still he remained calm and tranquil to the last, often saying that he was only waiting for his Master to come and take him home.
He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn over their irreparable loss. He was a man of strong intellect, social and genial in disposition, and is very much missed in this community.
Submitted by: Laura Fletcher Mullins
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