Of general debility at the residence of A.T. Ellis, near Hot Lake, Monday, May 28th, William Clark aged 70 years, 3 months and 28 days.
Mr. Clark was an old and highly esteemed citizen of Grande Ronde valley having came here in 1862.
In 1864 he and his partner Mr. Newhard took the claim on which the Hot Lake is located and proceeded to build the celebrated Hot Lake House which Mr. Clark has made his home ever since.
Mr. Clark was born in Livingston County N.Y., January 31st, 1808 and came to California in 1850 from Illinois.
A wide circle of friends will mourn his loss and the people of this valley will realize that one of the old pioneers of 62 are being lain to rest.
Mountain Sentinel, Saturday
June 3, 1878