Clark Graville Funeral Today 

Clark Graville, son of Henry and  Sarah Graville, was born in Epworth,
Lincolnshire, England, December 31, 1852, and died at his home in Randolph, Wisconsin, March 25, 1941 at the ripe age of 89 years his next birthday. 

He came to America and to Fox Lake, Wisconsin, in 1871. He  settled on a farm near Fall River and later moved to his farm in the Town of Courtland, Columbia County Wisconsin, where he was known as a very successful farmer for many years. 

He moved to Randolph in 1910 which has been his home for the  past thirty years except two years he spent in Iowa. 

As a young lad he received four years military training in the English army.
He was married to Susan Waterworth August 19, 1878. To this union four children were born: Freeman,  Thomas, Grace and Mrs. Sarah Graville Erickson of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. There are also seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Mrs. Susan Graville died November 28, 1903 and was buried in the Courtland Cemetery.

Mr. Graville was married to Mrs. Lydia Edmonston of Iowa on May 23, 1905 who with his four children,  seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild,  and three step-children, Mrs. Ruth Rausch of Fond du Lac. Wis. Mrs. Hazel Kaltendeiger of Iowa and Clint Edmondson of Evanston, Ill seven step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren, mourn the loss of a loving husband and father. 

Mr. Graville was trained in the Episcopal Church of England and to the end of life clung to the teachings  of that Church. He united with the Methodist Episcopal Church of Courtland  and through the many years he resided in that community was very active in the work of that Church. To the end of life he clung to the Christian teachings of the Holy Bible.  In his fraternal life he was a member of the Equitable Fraternal Union.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the Schmidt Funeral Home in Randolph, with Rev. Daniel Woodward officiating. internment in the Courtland Cemetery. Mrs. Effie Miller and Mrs. R. E. Goodhouse sang two appropriate hymns at the service.

Written by Rev. Daniel Woodward

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