Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sunday's Obituary: Miss Clara Clarke

Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD) – August 27, 1905

WOMAN KILLED BY BULL. Miss Clara Clarke, of Prince William County, the Victim.

[Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.] Fredericksburg, Va., Aug. 26 – Miss Clara Clarke, of Prince William county, was killed by an infuriated bull on her brother's farm a few days ago. Miss Clarke had driven the animal from a point near the house, where he had intruded from a nearby pasture. While fixing up the broken place in the fence she was suddenly attacked by the bull without warning. Her cries brought a colored woman, who drive off the animal, but Miss Clarke was so badly injured that she died in a few minutes.

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[Clara Clarke was born 15 February 1848 and died 19 August 1905, the daughter of Thomas and Mary M. Clarke. She is buried with her parents in Greenwood Presbyterian Cemetery, Dale City, PWCo.]

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