Reposted from MD Stray Obits by Joan, GenConnect
Obit: Rev Lucien Clark, 1839-after 1912
Rev. Lucien Clark Dead; Leader in Chevy Chase (MD)
Retired Pastor of Methodist Church, Which He Helped to Organize.
IN MINISTRY SINCE 1857
The Rev. Lucien Clark, retired pastor and founder of the First Methodist Episcopal church at Chevy Chase, died at his home, 8 Newlands street, Chevy Chase, late Saturday night following an illness of a few days.
Dr. Clark was born in Warren county, Ohio, January 25, 1839, and this year celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his wedded life. He was licensed to preach in 1857 at the age of 18. A few years later he was commissioned as chaplain of an Ohio regiment in the civil war. During his ministry he served churches in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Erie, Baltimore and in the District.
He retired from active ministry when 73 years old. Early in 1912 a group of persons interested in the formation of a Methodist church at Chevy Chase asked Dr. Clark to lead them in the project and he did so. refusing compensation, Dr. Clark served the congregation until impaired health, in the spring of 1920, compelled him to give up his ministry.
Besides his wife, Dr. Clark is survived by a son, Christopher Clark, of Minneapolis, and two daughters, the Misses Alice and Ruth Clark, of Chevy Chase.
Private funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock, following which the body will be taken to Dr. Clark's former home near Cincinnati for interment.
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