Clark Bible

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments,
New York, American Bible Society, 1876.

This Bible is in poor condition. It is split in half at around the
beginning of the New Testament. The pages, except those
near the split, are in good condition.

It is not hard to see why this Bible fell out of the family. Of
Emma's seven children, six were dead by 1880, most
in infancy and early childhood. It really pulls my heart to see
these sad family stories.

There is ephemera in this Bible placing the family in Maine,
including, appropriately, a postcard from the Elmwood
Cemetary Improvement Association addressed to Frank
Park in 1922.

The Park family is found in the 1880 Searsport, Waldo County,
Maine federal census.

Name Race Sex Age Relation to Head Occupation Birthplace B-F B-M
Frank Park W M 34 Works in Spool Mill Me Me Me
Emma H. W F 42 Wife Keeping House Me Me Me
Lora Clark W F 18 Step Daughter At Home Me Me Me

Transcribed by and in possession of Tracy St. Claire,


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[Page One -- Front Flyleaf]

Mother's Bible
Emma H. Cyphers
Born Oct 10th 1837
Died Dec 8th 1919

[Page Two -- Marriages]

Emma Harriet Cyphers
Born Oct 10th 1837
Married Fred A. Clark
July 26th 1861

Fred A. Clark
Lost at sea Nov 13 1866.

Married Frank Hill Park
Nov 17th 1870

Died Dec 8th 1919
Age 82y 1m 29d

[Page Three -- Births]

Children of Emma C. Clark
Fred A. Clark

Lora Emma Born May 14th 1862
Infant " Apr 4th 1864
Freddie C. " Nov 8th 1865
Freddie M. " Jan 26th 1867

[Page Four -- Births]

Children of Frank H. Park
and Emma C. Park

Frankie. Born Jan 18 1873
Millie Alice " Sept. 5th 1876
Blanche Mabel " Mar 27 1878

[Page Five -- Deaths]

Capt. Fred A. Clark Nov 13 1866
Infant Apr 8th 1864
Freddie Cyrus Mar 10th 1866
Freddie Marshall May 8th 1870

Millie Alice Mar 9. 1879
Blanche Mabel Sept 12 1879
Frankie Mar 22 1880
Emma Clark Park Dec 8th 1919

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