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Lilian Dora Clark

30 September 1859– 1933

Born 30 Sept. 1859 in Wendell, Franklin Co., Massachusetts.[1] Daughter of William Servetus Clark and Pallas Elizabeth Woodward.[2] EBW’s niece, daughter of EBW’s older sister Pallas.[3] Married Horace Hartwell Ramsey, 29 Feb. 1880; four children.[4] Hosted and provided transportation for EBW during her Dec. 1885–Jan. 1886 Massachusetts visit, which included a visit to EBW’s former mother-in-law, Lucy Harris Blackinton.[5] Interacted with EBW during her subsequent visits to family in Massachusetts.[6] Lilian and Pallas Clark accompanied EBW to Lucy Blackinton’s grave, 1895.[7] Wrote to inform EBW of Pallas Clark’s death, 1903.[8] Died 1933 in Orange, Franklin Co.[9]       

 

[1]Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, Births, Marriages, 1841–1895, and Deaths, 1841–1899, p. 377, Lilian Dora Clark, microfilm 1428238, DGS 4212536, image 793/1289, FHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 9 Sept. 2020), Lilian Dora Clark (LHDY-1H1).

[2] 1860 U.S. Census, Orange, Franklin Co., MA, p. 44, Lillian D. Clark. Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University Press, 2017), 503.

[3] Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University Press, 2017), 336, 503. 1865 Massachusetts State Census, Orange, Franklin Co., image 18/31, Lillian D. Clark.

[4] Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, Births, Marriages, 1841–1895, and Deaths, 1841–1899, vol. 316, p. 356, Horace Hartwell Ramsey and Lilian Dora Clark, 29 Jan. 1880, microfilm 1433041, DGS 4279609, image 35/1111, FHL. 1880 U.S. Census, Orange, Franklin Co., MA, ED 257, p. 43. 1900 U.S. Census, Orange Township, Franklin Co., MA, ED 494, pp. 14A–14B, Lillian D. Ramsey.

[5] EBW, Diary, 27 and 31 Dec. 1885; 1–2 Jan. 1886.

[6] EBW, Diary, 9 June 1899 and 1 May 1900.

[7] Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University Press, 2017), 336–337n6. 

[8] EBW, Diary, 21 Sept. 1903.

[9] Massachusetts, Vital Records Index to Deaths (1916–1970), vol. 69, p. 158, index vol. 92 (https://ancestry.com, accessed 30 Jan. 2019). “Lillian Dora Clark Ramsey,” Central Cemetery, Orange, Franklin Co., MA; Find a Grave, posted 11 July 2016, memorial no. 127156394 (http://findagrave.com, accessed 28 Jan. 2019).