Wm. Randall Clark
Dies at Age of 90

After a lingering illness, due to the infirmities of age, William Randall Clark died at his residence in La Plata, on Sunday, May 17. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., on October 13, 1856, he was the son of John Randall and Ellen Harrington Clark who migrated to this country from England. Upon his marriage to Virginia Walker many years ago, he located at Newburg, in Charles County. At the latter place he successfully engaged in business, later moving to La Plata, where he engaged in agricultural pursuits until his retirement some years ago.
    Genial, frank and honorable in every walk of life, the subject of this comment enjoyed the love and esteem of those whose good fortune it was to know him. As a husband and father, he devoted his unselfish life to the end that his family might receive every comfort and happiness his earnest efforts in their behalf could bestow upon them. And to his friends he was ever loyal.
    The latter years of his life were deeply saddened by the death of his wife for whom his love and admiration were 

unbounded. However, his unsullied faith in God was a sustaining comfort to him in that sorrow, and he was cheerful unto the end of his useful life.
    Mr. Clark is survived by six children, as follows: William H. Clark, of Alexandria, Va.; Percy E. Clark, of District Heights; and Kenneth R., Andrew J., Mary Ruth, and Viola K. Clark of La Plata. One brother, Edgar R. Clark, of Philadelphia, eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive.
    A faithful member of the Episcopal Church, his funeral services were conducted from Christ Church in this town, on Tuesday, internment being at Mount Rest Cemetery. The Rev. Hunter M. Lewis, Rector of Port Tobacco Parish, officiated.

"Now the laborer’s task is o’er;
Now the battle day is past;
Now upon the farther shore
Lands the voyager at last.
Father, to Thy gracious keeping
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping."


Times-Crescent (La Plata, MD)
May 23, 1947, Page 1