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Edwin Barber Clarkson Obituary

Edwin Barber Clarkson was a descendant of Captain John Hancock Linton and wife Ann Nancy Mason.   Barber, as he was called, was the son of Stephen Theodore Clarkson and Martha L. Edwards, born February 7, 1850.  He married Etta Clark Taylor, daughter of Benjamin Springer Taylor and Martha Jane Janes, who was also a descendant of Captain Linton and his wife Nancy.  Barber and Etta had 12 children:  James Eugene, Martha Evelyn, Annie Mary, Mary Alberta, Sidney Albertus, Francis L. K., Mary Catherine, Mary Sally, Marguerite, Thomas Dominic, Charles Albert and Edwin Bertram Clarkson.

From The Springfield Sun, Washington County, Kentucky

Wednesday, February 17, 1909

Washington County Loses One of the Best Known and Most Useful Men

Died Last Sunday at 9 P.M.

Washington County lost one of her best citizens Sunday when the hand of death was laid on Barber Clarkson, who died of heart disease, after a very brief illness.  Mr. Clarkson was 58 years old, having celebrated his birthday just a week prior to his death, and had spent all his life in Washington County.  About 30 years ago he married Miss Etta Taylor and a large family was born to this union, eight of whom are living, five girls and three boys.  Besides his wife and children, one sister, Mrs. T. P. O’Brien, and one brother, Sidney Clarkson, survive Mr. Clarkson.  The funeral was conducted yesterday morning from St. Rose Church, the interment being in St. Rose Cemetery.

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