of interest to Joel Dorman family
MARCH 3, 1886. E. N. Obituary. CLARK. Editor Chronicle.--Permit an old unani- of friend to add a word touching the of Ezekiel Clark, whose death you announced in your last issue. Mr. Clark was born in the town of ealein, the 23th day of February, 1S02, and died in the town of his birch, j the 20th clay of February, 1SS6. man starting out in life a poov'boy welfare we the loss to all, P. Â·ith an honest purpose to achieve success by industry and honorable dealing, it may be said of him, he attained object sought, for he successfully the confidence aud respect of all his neighbors and friends. Mr. Clark was a very industrious man. Whatever he undertook he pressed its execution with zeal and he succeeded when others failed, because oE his undoubt- able perseverance. In his erly life, he lived with Joel Dorman, who at j that time was an honored and | known citizen of our county, was at the time a large farmer in the town of Jerusalem, near Mr. Clark died. He always took pride in speaking of the influence of certainty are to her and oE God in entered Sunday presented this life. ;ood man in rnouldiog-his future Indeed he has of ten been w ] this and D. Sherman L. Oas- ten the additions they may chosen the T. Alfred the as a at the eight- that and to say that he was indebted to him all of the success which had come him in life. At that early day he became an earnest temperance man, always always abstaining from the use of intoxicating intoxicating liquors, and by bis example example and precept urging others to likewise. He also at an early day became anti-slavery man and so continued until that institution went out in blood. His contributions to these and other philanthropic causes wÂ«re always always generous and freely bestowed. He sympathized with the poor and hand was always open and his gifts never witheld. He waa generous to all. His readiness and willingness to help a friend was proverbial, and such an extent was it brought into actual use that unscrupulous and dishonest persons availed themselves of his confiding and trusting nature to obtain obtain his name or hit, money to his and injury; thus at times bringing care, trouble and anxiety to vex harass him in his declining years. He was au honest man; his word doubtÂ«d. He performed his agreements, agreements, however much he might be embarassed in their performance. He was a good man; not only motives oE policy, nor to Rain the good will of others, but because it a principle with him to do right always. His Ufa was a life of works. His reputation as a good man broader foundation to rest upon mere empty profession. His upright life, his just dealings with his neighbors, his generous benefactions to poor, his-lovo for the brotherhood man, these noble traits, so conspicuously conspicuously brought out in his'life, his, neighbors may point to with and see that they mark and exemplify the genuine and real from the hypocritical and time serving. In short, Mr. Clark possessed a broad, generous and catholic spa-it. He en- 5 kind .When the could given assertion. tested are be only the Gov- than con- deavored to practice in life what held to theoretically, and in this regard his life was not a failure, success;--DcspirtRsa;--KS~Jus--wdaf-el much of his hard earnings by the crafty and dishonest, he still had sufficient left to carry him through comfortably. He has gone out from us. we shall no longer hear his voice, or grap his warm hand, again be permitted to call him by familiar name ' 'Uncle Zeke." He leaves no wife or child to mourn loss, but those who have been by his charity, who have been when in trouble, will hare occasion mourn the loss of this good man, has fallen at his post of duty, in ripeness of years, and with the heartfelt sorrow of the entire community. Few men in his spheie who him in generosity, or whose death more sincerely mourned.