Acton Memorial Library
VETERAN OF CIVIL WAR
Herbert T. Clark Passed Away Thursday Morning
Herbert T. Clark, a veteran of the Civil War, and a comrade of Isaac Davis Post 138, G. A. R., passed away on Thursday morning, after having been in a weak condition since the first of the summer with arterio sclerosis. He was able to keep about the house most of the time, until a week before the end came.
Mr. Clark was born in Compton, P. Q. [Province of Quebec], May 22, 1843 and came to the states early in where he found employment and worked in various places. At the time of the Civil War when he was working the Ames Plow Co., at Ayer, he enlisted in the 4th Mass. Heavy Artillery and served until the close of the war in 1865.
Mr. Clark was married in Lawrence to Miss Mary Jane Kelleran of Rockland, Me. They went to live in Ayer and then came to this village, where they have lived for over 40 years. After coming here employed by E. Hall & Sons, after which he bought out a wheelwright business, which he successfully carried on until last spring, when he had to give up work.
Mr. Clark was well known as a good citizen and was universally liked. He had held several town offices and had proved himself capable of trust.
He was a member of the Baptist church and a devout Christian man. He had been a teacher in the Bible class over 40 years in the Sunday school and a trustee of the church many years. He was also a member of St. Paul Masonic lodge at Ayer, a charter member of Isaac Davis post 138, G. A. R., of which he was a past commander.
During his long residence here Mr. Clark lived a life that reflected the splendid character of an everyday man, a true friend and neighbor and a kind and loving husband and father.
The funeral service was held at his late home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. C. L. Pierce, his pastor, officiated. The house was filled with friends and members of Isaac Davis post 138, G. A. R., attended in a body. The G. A. R. services were also given at the house. Mrs. Evangeline Hall rendered "Lead Kindly Light," and two other selections. The Post escorted the body to the family lot at Mt. Hope cemetery. The floral tributes were many and beautiful.
Mr. Clark leaves a wife and three children, Emery W. Clark of Newton, Carl B. Clark of Detroit, Mich., and Miss Henrietta Clark of this village.