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Submitted: 11/4/08 • Approved: 11/10/08 • Last Updated: 3/23/17 • R22157-G0-S3
Gravestone Inscription: Col. Daniel M. Clark Civil War Veteran
As Ye are now, I once was - As I am now, Ye soon shall be.
Note: The following obituary lists the middle initial as ‘W’ but an ‘M’ is inscribed on the metal plaque that is affixed to the wooden grave marker.
The Alma cemetery and Buckskin cemetery are one in the same. The cemetery was originally called the Buckskin cemetery because it was next to the original town of Buckskin Joe, now a ghost town. President Theodore Roosevelt approved the land grant for the cemetery to be used by Alma residents on 3/21/1902, Patent No. 1638.
Source: the following was taken from the Fairplay Flume Newspaper (Fairplay, Park County) dated June 30, 1892, page 1.
Obituary – Daniel W. Clark
One of the very oldest citizens of Park county and even of Colorado passed away at Alma last night. Daniel W. Clark died at 11:30 o’clock, leaving a wife and one son. We have not full information, but have understood that the deceased was a ‘59er in Colorado, and was a resident of Fairplay as early as the sixties. For a number years he has led a very retired life in Buckskin gulch and has long been in feeble health. He was between 55 and 60 years of age. But a few months ago, he was granted a pension by the general government on account of war service and this small income came in time to make his last moments more comfortable.
The funeral will occur at eleven o’clock to-morrow. Interment at the Buckskin cemetery. Mr. J. M. Fritz, who was delegated to attend to the burial of U.S. soldiers and sailors as required by state law, will take charge of the funeral. Mr. Fritz and Mr. Duffy inform us that Mr. Clark was aged 59 years and 8 months. He first came to Buckskin in 1860, and enlisted in the 1st Colorado Cavalry in 1861. After the war he lived in Fairplay.
Contributed on 11/4/08 by southparkperils
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