Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday - Fannie Clark

Fannie Clark
Apr. 14, 1916
Aged 80 Yrs.

Buried Smithland Cemetery. Tombstone photographed 8 October 2014.

According to her Kentucky death certificate #11172, Fannie Clark was born in April 1835 and died April 13, 1916. She was listed as single and her parents were unknown.  

The 1900 Livingston County shows Fannie Clark, as a cook residing in the household of her sister-in-law, Emily Clark, a hotel proprietor. Fannie is listed as born in Alabama, as were her parents. By 1910, Fannie  age 75, was a lodger in the home of Byrnes Clark, a 44-year-old widower born in Kentucky. On that census, Fannie's birth place was given as Kentucky and both parents were shown as born in Kentucky.

It is unknown when Fannie Clark came to Livingston County, but her brother, James M. Clark, was in Smithland by 4 February 1855, when he married Emily Lucas. He gave his birth place as Lauderdale County, Alabama. He appears on the 1870 and 1880 Livingston County census records, but Fannie does not.

Published 2 February 2015, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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