This column by Daniel G. Clark about Alexander Clark (1826-1891) first appeared in the Muscatine Journal.
First we examine the white marble monument whenever I accompany visitors to Alexander Clark’s grave at Greenwood Cemetery. Then I tell about other family members buried there. Then I point to the adjacent plot where a large central stone is inscribed “Lee” on one side and “Mahin” on the other.
As friendly as they were in life, I say. I tell, as I do in these columns, about pioneer editor John Mahin (1833-1919) who led this newspaper for half a century. His close association with Clark appears to continue through graveyard neighborliness.
I can’t say how the eternal-rest deal came to pass, but I do say it’s not hard to guess.
Same with the Lees, I say.Continue Reading...