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Clark, Martin V. B.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Ludlow, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/23/62, 5SGT, Co. C, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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VITALS

Birth: 08/19/1841, Ludlow, VT
Death: 12/02/1916

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 160823887

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/3/1903, NH; widow Mary E., 1/10/1917, NH
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, VT

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Biography

Martin Van Buren Clark was born in Ludlow, 19 Aug., 1841, son of Orlando and Maria (Taylor) Clark of Longmeadow, Mass., He was married to Mary Ellen Scovell. He was a businessman, and the Mayor of Keene, NH. He died as result of a sudden heart attack in his home. This is from Vt. Tribune obituary

Father of Mrs. George P. Levy of Ludlow, he died suddenly on Saturday as the result of a heart trouble from which he had previously suffered. He had been to the city hall for the transaction of business connected with his office as overseer of the poor and when he left to further prosecute the business at hand he was apparently in his usual health. He was stricken while riding in an auto, at his own request was taken to house of a friend where he died in short time. His boyhood days spent in Ludlow, attended village schools and Black River Academy. When Civil War broke out he enlisted in the 16th Vt. Infantry. Was at Battle of Gettysburg. On his return he was employed at Ludlow & Rutland, going to Keene, NH in 1872 "genial, frank and courteous in his manner and always thoughtful of others, it is doubtful if any man in Keene had more or warmer friends.' He had served his city as councilman and Mayor, being elected mayor in 1905, no one ran against him he was so popular and received every vote cast but two. prominent in Masonic and Odd fellow circles, Married in Walpole, NH, 8 Oct., 1862. She survives him, (2) daus: Mrs. Ellen Elizabeth Thompson, Helena, Montana; Mrs. Luna Agnes Levy, Ludlow. In 1855 he buried a son, George H., then 17 years of age. also (1) sis: Mrs. Frank Lawrence of Ludlow The news of his sudden passing brought sorrow to many friends in Ludlow by whom his personal characteristics were appreciated and who always enjoyed seeing him during his frequent visits here. Funeral on Wed. burial in Ludlow (-- 28 April, 1922: "Mrs. Harry Thompson and daughter Sara Elizabeth of Saratoga Springs, NY, also Mrs. Mary Clark, the former's mother, who has been visiting her, came Wednesday to visit Mrs. Clark's daughter, Mrs. George P. Levey, the occasion being Mrs. Clark's 80th birthday. She lived for many years in Ludlow, although recently has made her home in Keene, NH.

Contributed by Linda M. Welch, Dartmouth College, Windsor County researcher.


Death of Martin V. B. Clark

Martin V. B. Clark, who died suddenly at Keene, N.H., last Saturday was born in Ludlow August 19, 1841, the son of Orlando and Maria Taylor Clark. He married Mary Ellen Scovell, who survives him, as do two children, Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson of Helena, Mont., and Mrs. George P. Levey of Ludlow, and one sister, Mrs. Frank A.Lawrence of Ludlow. He was a veteran of the Civil War, enlisting August 29, 1862, in Company C., 16th Regiment, Vermont Volunteers. He was first sergeant of the company and was in the battle of Gettysburg. He was mustered out August 10, 1863. After leaving the army he was in business in Ludlow for several years before moving to Keene, N.H. The funeral will be held at Keene today. The body will be brought to Ludlow Friday on the 1 o'clock train for burial.

Sources: Rutland Herald, Dec. 6, 1916, Ludlow News

Contributor: Cathy Habes and Patty Pickett.

Obituary

LUDLOW
Death of Martin V. B. Clark

Martin V. B. Clark, who died suddenly at Keene, N. H., last Saturday, was born in Ludlow August 19, 1841, the son of Orlando and Maria Taylor Clark. He married Mary Ellen Scovill, who survives him as do two children, Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson of Helena, Mont., and Mrs. George P. Levey of Ludlow, and one sister, Mrs. Frank A. Lawrence of Ludlow. He was a veteran of the Civil war, enlisting August 29,m 1862, in company C, 16th regiment, Vermont volunteers. He was first sergeant of his company and was in the battle of Gettysburg. He was mustered out August 16, 1863. After leaving the army he was in business in Ludlow for several years before removing to Keene, N.H. The funeral will be held at Keene today. The body will be brought to Ludlow Friday on the 1 o'clock train for burial.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, December 6, 1916
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.