Webster Clark – Oak Grove Cemetery, Bangor, Maine


Gravestone Inscription

1817 – Webster Clark – 1899
1827 – Cordelia B. Clark – 1898


Photos

Webster and Cordelia B Clark gravestone thumbnail

Photo by Jon J. Morin

Webster Clark was born in 1817 in Frankfort*, Hancock County**, Maine to James Clark, his mother’s maiden name being Mudgett1. He married Cordelia B. Tozier2 and together they had at least nine children:

  1. Amanda M. born abt. 1848 (may have died as an infant)
  2. Nancy J. born abt. 1850 (may have died as a child)
  3. Susen Melinda born abt. 1853
  4. Robert F. born abt. 1855
  5. James W. born 07 Dec 1857 in Hudson, Penobscot, Maine3
  6. John T. born 04 Jan 1860 in Hudson4
  7. Mary A. born 27 Jan 1862 in Hudson5
  8. George H. born abt. 1866
  9. Charles D. born abt. 1869

Webster Clark appears on the 1850 US Federal Census in Kirkland, Penobscot, Maine6. His occupation is farmer. Infant daughters Amanda M. and Nancy J. appear on this census, but not on later ones, so I believe that they may have died very young.

Webster next appears on the 1860 US Federal Census in Hudson, Penobscot, Maine7. His occupation is farm laborer and he has four living children in his household.

On the 1870 US Federal Census, the Clark family is also living in Hudson8, Webster’s occupation being butcher. He has seven living children in the household.

Webster Clark is on the 1880 US Federal Census in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine on 17th Street9. His occupation is butcher, as is two of his sons’, James and John.

Webster died 9 Dec 1899 in Bangor10,11,12. He was 83 years old.

* Winterport was part of Frankfort until it’s incorporation in 1860, so would have been Frankfort in 1817. See http://www.winterportmaine.gov/town-history.php.

** Waldo was founded on 7 February 1827 from a portion of Hancock County, so would have been Hancock county in 1817. See http://www.waldocountyme.gov/ and https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Waldo_County,_Maine_Genealogy for more info.

GPS Coordinates: Not available for this gravestone.

Graveyard Information: The Oak Grove Cemetery is located on Finson Road in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine at Latitude: 44.83488 | Longitude: -68.812204. It is a non-denominational cemetery.

Sources

“1. Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 Jun 2015), Webster Clark, 9 Dec 1899; citing “Maine Death Records, 1617-1922”, Maine State Archives, Augusta.

2. “Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 Jun 2015), Cordelia B Clark, 22 Mar 1898; citing “Maine Death Records, 1617-1922”, Maine State Archives, Augusta.

3. “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 1 June 2015), Webster Clark in entry for James W. Clark, 07 Dec 1857; citing civil, Hudson, Penobscot, Maine; FHL microfilm 11,023.

4. “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 1 June 2015), Webster Clark in entry for John T. Clark, 04 Jan 1860; citing civil, Hudson, Penobscot, Maine; FHL microfilm 11,023.

5. “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 1 June 2015), Webster Clark in entry for May A. Clark, 27 Jan 1862; citing civil, Hudson, Penobscot, Maine; FHL microfilm 11,023.

6. 1850 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, Kirkland, p. 192B (penned), dwelling 34, family 35, Webster Clark, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 Jun 2015), citing National Archives microfilm publication M432, roll 265.

7. 1860 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, Hudson, p. 39 (penned), dwelling 262, family 273, Webster Clark, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 Jun 2015), citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 447, FHL film 803447.

8. 1870 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, Hudson, p. 120A (penned), dwelling 115, family 119, Webster Clark, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 Jun 2015), citing National Archives microfilm publication M593, roll 554, FHL film 552053.

9. 1880 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, Bangor, Enumeration District (ED) 028, p. 192B (penned), dwelling 343, family 376, Webster Clark, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 Jun 2015), citing National Archives microfilm publication T9, roll 485, FHL film 1254485.

10. “Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Webster Clark, 9 Dec 1899.

11. Oak Grove Cemetery (Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine), Webster Clark gravestone, personally photographed by Jon J. Morin, 29 May 2015.

12. Editors, “Webster Clark Dead,” Bangor Daily Whig and Courier, 11 Dec 1899, digital images, Newspapers.com (http://www.newspapers.com : 10 Jun 2015), notice of Webster Clark’s death; citing original p. 2, column 2, item 2.

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