Clark, Janet Edgar (1876-1939)

Mrs. Janet Edgar Clark was born in Carlisle, Cumberland, England on Thursday, December 14, 1876 and died Thursday, June 29, 1939 in Beltrami County, Bemidji, MN at the age of 62 years, 6 months, and 15 days. She was the oldest daughter of Thomas and Jemima Edgar, pioneer residents of Warren and the vicinity and came with her parents to America from Scotland at the age of 6. Her girlhood was spent in Warren and at the farm home near the city.

She was married at 20 years of age in 1896 to Henry M. Clark, who died in 1902. Four daughters were born to them, one of whom died in infancy. Those surviving are: Mrs. Arthur Henningsgard of Adams, ND; Mrs. Gust Olson and Mrs. Earl Bentley of Bemidji. A brother, Thomas Edgar (1931), and a sister, Mrs. Hugh Boyd, both of Warren preceded her in death by a few years. One sister, Mrs. F.B. Robinson of Goodridge, and two brothers, John and Irving Edgar of Warren, survive her; also four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Clark was reared in the teachings of the Presbyterian Church and carried those teachings into practice through her daily life. Left a widow at 26 years of age, she gave her entire life to her family in untiring love and devotion, leaving them a heritage of memories of a mother such as few are privileged to possess. She had suffered much in later years and was fully prepared for her passing into eternal life, which was in a matter of moments, quietly, and peacefully.

A brief but impressive service was held Saturday, July 1, 1939 at the McKee Funeral Home. In accordance with her desire, she was laid to rest beside her husband in Greenwood Cemetery at Warren, MN.

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky