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Charlotte Clark

Charlotte M. Clark was born 18 Sep 1836 in New York and was the daughter of George W. and Maria (Southard) Clark. She was the sister of at least Caroline, Hannah, and Elizabeth. She first appears with her family in the 1850 census living at Cortlandt in Westchester Co., New York where her father was a moulder.

Her maternal grandparents were Thomas and Hannah (Jones) who had lived in Fishkill where Maria had been born on 17 May 1808. The family remained there until Maria was about twenty, at which time they went to New York City where Charlotte's parents were married on 15 May 1828.

In about 1843 Charlotte moved with her family to Peekskill, Westchester County, and resided for many years in a house which adjoined the Southard-Robertson foundry buildings on the east. When she was twenty-three years of age her father died. He had been born in New York on 01 May 1803 and died on the 5th of June in 1860. In July, Charlotte's mother Maria was enumerated as head of household, and again in the 1870 census.

In about 1877 they built a home at 206 Nelson Avenue, which at the time was about the only house in the neighborhood. Here Charlotte's mother and sister Hannah would live the remainder of their lives. The three were listed in this household in 1880 and although the 1900 does not indicate, around 1899 Maria became lame and housebound. Despite this, she had remained in good health until she took a fall in March of 1904. According to her obituary, Maria died at her home on the the third of June, and as would be the natural course of things, Charlotte's sister Hannah became head of household when the two were enumerated in the 1910 census.

The two sisters contintued to live together in the home on Nelson Avenune until the time of Hannah's death in 1917. Like her mother, Hannah had taken a fall and, as her obituary stated, became bedridden for the months leading up to her death. Charlotte then was the last of her family living, and sold the family home and moved to South Beach in Suffolk County. There Charlotte passed away on 23 Mar 1920, but as her obituary states, her remains were returned to Peekskill and she was laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery near her parents and sister.

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