The Elijah Clark family

Clark / Clarke

Elijah Clark claims a lot NEW PART adjoining Chestnut lot being about sixteen feet front on the avenue, enclosed with a wooden rail fence and marked by monuments to his son William C. Clark and to his daughter. This lot was purchased from R. Woods some 20 years ago, 1866, for the sum of $16.00.

Elijah Clark, born March 31, 1816, died May 18, 1894. Margaret, his wife, born May 22nd, 1823, died Jan. 30, 1908.

Eliza H. Clark, born May 7th, 1848, died June 6th, 1882.

Charles S. Clark, born Aug. 22, 1856, died July 23rd, 1885.

Julia A. Jordon, eldest daughter of E. Clark, born April 25, 1843, died Sept. 13, 1885. Janet C. Jordon, grand-daughter of E. Clark, born March 8th, 1873, died March 8th, 1890.

Duncan McK. Clark, born Sept. 1854, died Nov. 17th, 1883.

M. Alice Clark died June 28, 1915.

Footstones: “W.C.C.,” “E.H.C.,” “J.C.J.,” “C.S.C.,” and “M.C.”

Today there are no monuments for the grave of Elijah Clark nor for his daughter Julia A. Jordon. The marker "W.C.C." is all that remains for William, who died at the age of 20, in 1870.

Isaac Clark, the father of Elijah and uncle of Abraham Henry Clarke was buried here at Fredericton, 1851, in the 89th year of his age. He came from Maine in 1777. During his last sixty years, he resided in Fredericton where he was highly esteemed by the Methodist Society, with which he had been connected for fifty years, and by the inhabitants generally. He was one of the first trustees of the Methodist Church in Fredericton, built about 1808.

Royal Gazette Supplement, Fredericton, NB, 13 August 1842:

Married in the Wesleyan Chapel, Portland at 6 o’clock on Wednesday last, by the Rev. George Miller, Mr. Elijah Clark, of Fredericton to Margaret, youngest daughter of William McKee, of Portland, St. John.

Elijah Clark sold shoes and was also a hatter. His shop was on Queen Street and he lived on Westmorland. He was a Director of the People’s Bank in 1863. Alice Clark, Elijah’s daughter, taught in the New Brunswick Normal School for many years. She was the author of Domestic Economy and Plain Sewing and Knitting, 1890.

Daily Telegraph, Saint John, NB, 19 May 1894:

Elijah CLARK, one of Fredericton’s oldest and most respected citizens, died at an early hour Friday morn., age 78. Deceased was born near Bridgetown, N.S. and removed to Fredericton in 1841 going into business as a hatter. He ran his business successfully until about a year ago when he was forced to assign in consequence of liabilities assumed in connection with the affairs of Geo. Hatt & Sons. Deceased leaves a widow and two daughters, Mrs. Geo. HATT and Miss M. Alice CLARK of the Normal School.