The News-Leader, Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky
Thursday, February 18, 1909
E. B. Clarkson Dead
Mr. E. Barber Clarkson, one of the best known farmers in Washington County died at his home four miles north of Springfield on last Sunday evening after a short illness of pneumonia and heart trouble. The deceased was born in this county 58 years ago and was a son of the late Mr. Dora Clarkson, his mother being a Miss Edwards. In early life Mr. Clarkson married Miss Etta Taylor, who together with five daughters and three sons survive him. There was probably not a more honorable nor upright man in the county than Barber Clarkson. His word was as good as his bond and he never made an enemy and had a host of friends. He had been engaged in farming and stock raising all of his life. He reared a large family which was always well provided for. Besides his wife and children, Mr. Clarkson is survived by a brother, Mr. Sidney Clarkson, of the county, and a sister, Mrs. T. P. O’Bryan, of Springfield.
The deceased was a member of the Catholic Church and his funeral took place at St. Rose Tuesday morning.
Edwin Barber Clarkson was the son of Stephen Theodore Clarkson and Martha Linton Edwards. He married Etta Clark Taylor May 11, 1878. Etta Clark Taylor was the daughter of Benjamin Springer Taylor and Martha Jane Janes. Their children were James Eugene, who died in 1895; Martha Evelyn, who married Samuel Donatus Mudd; Annie Mary, who married John Earl Snider; twins, Mary Alberta and Sidney Albertus, who died before 1900; Francis L. K.; Mary Catherine; Mary Sally; Marguerite, who married Reed Crume; Thomas Dominic, who married Annie Mae Lanham; Charles Albert; and Edwin Bertram, who married Elizabeth Taylor.