Royal W. Clarke

 

Today we honor the life of Union Army Veteran, Royal W. Clarke...

 The Good Cemeterian, 2018

The Good Cemeterian, 2018

 The Good Cemeterian, 2018

The Good Cemeterian, 2018

Massachusetts native Royal Werden Clarke was born nearly 180 years ago on August 26th 1838 to Elisha Clarke and Almira Judd Clarke…
When Mr. Clarke was born Martin Van Buren occupied the Oval Office and served his country as the 8th President of the United States...

☆ Interesting events that occurred in the United States during Mr. Clarke's birth year of 1838 included...

▪ On May 10th 1838, John Wilkes Booth, actor and assassin of the 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln is born in Bel Air Maryland

▪ On May 26th 1838, the Trail of Tears begins with the removal of the Cherokee Indians... The Trail of Tears historically refers to the forced relocation of the Cherokee Native American tribe, which resulted in the deaths of an estimated 4,000 Cherokee Indians

▪ On June 12th 1838, the Iowa Territory is created... At the time of its founding, the Iowa Territory encompassed parts of modern-day Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, as well as all of Iowa. Burlington functions as the territorial capital until 1841

▪ On September 3rd 1838, dressed in a Sailor's uniform and carrying identification papers provided by a free Black seaman, future abolitionist Frederick Douglass boards a train in Maryland on his way to freedom from slavery

Royal married his Wife Margaret Jane Cameron in 1861… The couple had a single child together…

Royal served the Union Army during the Civil War as Private in Company E, Wisconsin 49th Infantry Regiment on January 31st 1865… Private Clarke survived the war and was mustered out on November 8th 1865…

Eventually, Royal and his family moved to Florida…

“Asleep in Jesus”
Royal Werden Clarke passed away a century and two years ago on February 13th, 1916...

 

"As you pass by please stop and read
As you are now so once was I
As I am now so you must be

Prepare for death now and follow me"

 

 

☆ Royal Werden Clarke☆
☆ Beloved Husband & Father

☆Union Army Veteran of the Civil War ☆
...Before & After...

 


published by: jen armbruster
the good cemeterian historical preservation project, 2018

 
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