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CHIDESTER, Clark 1818 - 1885


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 11/26/2020 at 18:06:42

"The Fairfield Ledger"
Wednesday, February 18, 1885
Page 3, Column 5

Death of Clark CHIDESTER.

On Tuesday last, at his home north of this city, occurred the death of Clark CHIDESTER, one of the best known citizens of that portion of the county. Mr. CHIDESTER was born in Portage county, Ohio, April 14th, 1818. In his youth he removed to Canfield, where, March 2d, 1843, he was married to Clorinda (sic) SACKETT, who survives him. A short time after their marriage Mr. and Mrs CHIDESTER removed to Trumbull county, Illinois, but again removed to Canfield. In June, 1863, they again removed to Illinois, and after a four years' residence removed to this county, where they have since made their home. A t the age of 12 years Mr. CHIDESTER joined the Methodist Episcopal church in Ohio, but not being satisfied with his infant baptism was immersed at Ellsworth, Ohio, by Rev. Marcus, when in his 24th year. While living at Richland Grove, Ill., he and his wife both united with the Christian church, with which denomination they continued their connection upon their removal to this county. Deceased was the father of three sons, one of whom died at Richland Grove, at the age of 3 years. The others, S. E. and F. G. CHIDESTER, now reside in this county, as do also two brothers, Junius and W. N. CHIDESTER. Deceased had lived the life of the consistent christian. He was a kind and indulgent husband and father, and a faithful friend. Devoted to his family and friends, he never sought public place or notoriety. He was a quiet, unobtrusive man, and always held an enviable place in the opinions of those with whom he associated. His remains were interred in this city on Friday last. The funeral services were conducted by Elder Stevens, of the Christian church, and the remains were interred with Masonic honors.

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*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.

Note: Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield, IA, in Lot Old.P.162. Wife Clarinda died in 1902 and is buried with him.


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