John Edward Clarke

Male 1873 - 1947


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  • Name  John Edward Clarke 
    Born  14 Jun 1873  Mara Township, Ontario County Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  24 May 1947  St. Columbkille's Cemetery, Uptergrove, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  St. Columbkille's Cemetery, Uptergrove, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I00232  Lee,Harrington,Clarke,Doherty & Extended Family Trees
    Last Modified  16 Jun 2014 

    Father  George Clarke,   b. 08 Feb 1850, Uptergrove, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Dec 1905 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Elizabeth Ann Doyle,   b. 23 Jan 1854, Mara Township, Ontario County Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1926 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  06 Aug 1872  St. Columbkille's Church, Uptergrove Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F00098  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Anne Nancy Corrigan,   b. 25 Jul 1877, Mara Township, Ontario County Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1912, St. Columbkille's Church, Uptergrove, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Sep 1900  St. Andrew's R. C. Church, Brechin, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Genealogical Notes 
    • Marriage Notice:
      John Edward Clarke, 27, born Mara, resides Mara, Farmer, s/o George Clarke & Ann Doyle, married Ann Corrigan, 23, born Mara, resides Mara, d/o Hugh Corrigan & Catherine Neelis, on September 25, 1900, at St. Andrew's church, Brechin, witnesses: James Doyle & Catherine Crosby, both of Mara, by Father K. J. McRae
    Children 
     1. Irene Mary Clarke,   b. 01 Jul 1901, Mara Township, Ontario County Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Aug 1981, St. Columbkille's Cemetery, Uptergrove, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John George Clarke,   b. 09 Jul 1904, Mara Township, Ontario County Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952
    Family ID  F00099  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Elizabeth Murphy,   b. 13 Aug 1878, Brechin, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1961 
    Married  18 Nov 1913  St. Andrew's R. C. Church, Brechin, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Genealogical Notes 
    • Marriage Notice:
      John Edward Clarke, 40, born Mara, resides Mara, widowed, Farmer, s/o George Clarke & Ann Doyle, married Elizabeth Kelly, 35, born Mara, resides Mara, widowed, d/o Thomas Murphy & Bridget Carey, on November 18th, 1913, at St. Andrew's church, Brechin, witnesses: Jno Crosby, Brechin, & Mary Harrington, Udney, by Jas Hayes.
    Children 
     1. Infant Clarke,   b. 22 Aug 1914, Mara Township, Ontario County Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1914, St. Columbkille's Cemetery, Uptergrove Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Alma Ann Clarke,   b. 28 Aug 1916, Mara Township, Ontario County Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1965, St. Columbkille's Cemetery, Uptergrove Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Infant Clarke,   b. 27 Feb 1917, Mara Township, Ontario County Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Mar 1917, St. Columbkille's Cemetery, Uptergrove Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Marie Elizabeth Clarke,   b. Abt 1920, Mara Township, Ontario County Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Thomas Edward Clarke,   b. 09 Sep 1921, Mara Township, Ontario County Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1974, St. Columbkille's Cemetery, Uptergrove Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  29 Mar 2018 
    Family ID  F00100  Group Sheet

  • Genealogical Notes 
    • John was born in Mara Township in 1873, and resided there until 1945 when he moved to Orillia. He took part in municipal affairs and served in the Mara Council for four years as Councillor, and two years as Reeve, when he resigned.

      1911 CENSUS-MARA TOWNSHIP
      CLARKE John Head June 1872 38yrs Ins. held at date-$1000
      Annie Wife July 1877 33yrs
      Irene Dau. July 1901 9yrs
      John Son July 1903 6yrs

      THE ORILLIA PACKET & TIMES
      June 5, 1947
      John Edward Clarke
      John Edward Clarke, of Orillia, formerly
      of the Township of Mara, died on Saturday,
      May 24th, in his 74th year. He had been
      ailing only two weeks with a heart attack
      when death came suddenly.
      He was born in the Township of Mara
      in 1873 and resided there until two years
      ago when he moved to Orillia. Mr. Clarke
      took an active part in municipal affairs and
      served in the Mara Council four years as
      Councillor and two years as Reeve, when
      he resigned. Mr. Clarke was a highly
      respected citizen and had a host of
      friends.
      He is survived by his wife, formerly
      Elizabeth Murphy, of Brechin, three
      daughters and two sons, Mrs. Harry
      Fountain (Irene), Mrs. Wm. Fountain
      (Alma), Thomas, of Uptergrove, and
      John and Marie, of London, Ontario;
      one brother, Frank and one sister,
      Mrs. Alex. McDonald, of Orillia, and
      twenty-five grandchildren.
      The funeral was held from the home
      of his daughter Mrs. Wm. Fountain, of
      Uptergrove, to St. Columbkille's Roman
      Catholic church, Uptergrove. Requiem
      high mass was sung by the Rev.
      Father Darby, of Orillia, assisted by
      Father Kennedy, of Uptergrove.
      The pallbearers were Peter Cox,
      Thomas Mulivihill and Richard
      Mahoney of Uptergrove, William
      Crosby, of Brechin, and Richard
      Smith and William Flannery, of
      Orillia.

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] Archivies of Ontario, MARRIAGES.
      Name: John Edward Clarke
      Event Type: Marriage
      Event Date: 18 Nov 1913
      Event Place: Brechin, Ontario, Ontario, Canada
      Gender: Male
      Age: 40
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1873
      Father's Name: George Clarke
      Mother's Name: Ann Doyle
      Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Kelly
      Spouse's Gender: Female
      Spouse's Age: 35
      Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1878
      Spouse's Father's Name: Thomas Murphy
      Spouse's Mother's Name: Bridgett Carey
      Reference ID: 011342
      GS Film Number: 001976228
      Digital Folder Number: 004705165
      Image Number: 00125

      Citing this Record
      "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27ZR-FP8 : 12 March 2018), Bridgett Carey in entry for John Edward Clarke and Elizabeth Kelly, 18 Nov 1913; citing registration , Brechin, Ontario, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,976,228.


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