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Hannah Clark (1831-1917) Photo back of Hannah Clark

Hannah Clark

Hannah Southard Clark was born in New York City on December 5, 1831. The daughter of George W. Clark and Maria (Southard), she moved with her family to Westchester County and resided for many years in a house which adjoined the Southard-Robertson foundry buildings on the east where perhaps her father worked as a moulder.

In 1850 they were living at Cortlandt Township, having moved to Peekskill in about 1843. When she was twenty-eight 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 of that year, Charlotte's mother Maria was enumerated as head of household, and again in the 1870 census.

In about 1877 the women had a home built at 206 Nelson Avenue, which at the time was about the only house in the neighborhood. Here Hannah's mother and sister Charlotte lived for many years. They were listed here in 1880 and again in 1900. One year earlier, in about 1899 Hannah's mother became lame and, according to her obituary, was housebound until her death on 03 June 1904. Hannah, being the eldest sister, was then head of household which included her younger sister Charlotte in 1910.

Hannah continued to live at the home on Nelson Avenue for the remainder of her life. She passed away on 25 Aug 1917. Her obituary states that she had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church since 1853, and for years had been active in the primary department of the Sunday School. She was laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery, the final resting place of her parents and other family members.

Please Note: In 2005 this album came into the loving care of Hannah Rich Peters’ and William Blakely Peters’ great-granddaughter, Carolyn Flanders McPherson, and is presented here for the first time. For more detailed information on the photo album and its contents you may view the introduction here.

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