Clark, Peter W.


Peter W. CLARK
July 13, 1859 - April 3, 1914


The Rev. Peter Wellington Clark was born at East Baton Rouge, La., July 13, 1859. He was made a local preacher Aug. 11, 1883; joined the Louisiana conference Feb. 6, 1886, at Monroe; was ordained a deacon by Bishop Bowman; and ordained an elder by Bishop Vincent, Feb. 2, 1890, at Shreveport, La. He has served the following charges: Bayou Goula, one year; Macedonia, two years; Wesley, three years; Rosedale, five years; Bastrop, two years; Monroe, three years; Williams Church, New Orleans, one year; Alexandria, four years; City Mission, one year; Lake Charles District, three years; Union Church, New Orleans, one year; Boonville, one year, and at Lake Charles he was entering his third year. The translation of this good man occurred Friday morning, April 3, 1914. The funeral service was held in Warren Methodist Episcopal Church, Lake Charles, Saturday afternoon, April 4, by the Rev. R.C. Worsham, district superintendent and the following named elders assisted: E.C. Goins, E. Hutchinson, M.S. Goins, M.L. Baldwin, S.M. Haines, D.G. Farris, B.J. Reddix, J.J. Obee, P.C. Colton, H.H. Williams, L.L. Estivan and the Rev. M. Whitt. The Rev. P.W. Clark was a member of the Ministerial Alliance of this city and wielded a great influence for good. Truly a great man has fallen in Israel. He leaves his wife and five children, three brothers, one sister, and a host of friends.
Source: Southwestern Christian Advocate, April 23, 1914

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