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Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon
Mrs. James Marks passed away suddenly Thursday noon, June 14, 1928, at the family home at Joseph. She had just eaten dinner when she was stricken and in a few minutes the end came. Two years ago in October Mrs. Marks suffered a stroke of paralysis from which she recovered only partly, and she was able to get about the house with the help of other members of the family.
Clara Royce was born Feb. 14, 1857, at Shelbyville, Ill. When she was 19 years of age the family moved to Caldwell County, Missouri, where she was married July 4, 1880 to James Marks. In the years following they lived at various places in the Central Western states.
In 1881 they moved to Pawnee County, Nebraska, and remained there until 1884 when they went to Ellis County, Kansas. Their next move was in 1895 when they moved to Arkansas County, Kansas, where they lived 15 years, coming thence to Oregon where their sons and daughters had preceded them. They arrived at Joseph March 18, 1911, and made that their permanent home.
Mrs. Marks was survived by her husband and seven children: B.F., E.E., W.F., and S.S. Marks, Mrs. D.L. Church and Mrs. J.T. Davis all of Joseph and Prairie Creek, and Mrs. C.M. Medesker, who is teaching school at Nyssa and was in Portland on her way to the Monmouth normal school when her mother passed away. There are several brothers and sisters in the central states.
Mrs. Marks united with the Christian church in her girlhood and had remained true to that believe thru the years. The funeral was held at the Christian church in Enterprise Monday afternoon, with services conducted by Rev. H. L. Ford, the pastor, and the remains were laid to rest in the Enterprise cemetery.
Enterprise Record Chieftain, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday June 21, 1928 Page 7
Contributed by: Marylyn Schwartz
Webmaster Note: Clara Marks is part of the family of Mary Royse