Daughters of the American Revolution hold unveiling of new plaque, dedication ceremony in Clarks Green Cemetery


By Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



Members of Abington Memorial VFW Post 7069 participate in the Daughters of the American Revolution Scranton City Chapter’s Dedication of Revolutionary War Soldier Private William Clark Sr. Saturday, July 23 at the Clarks Green Cemetery.


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A member of the Daughters of the American Revolution reads from a program, held in her gloved hand.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Adam Szydlowski, 2, observes the ceremonies with his grandmother, Kathleen Zinskie.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Scranton Regent Carol Hess speaks during the ceremony.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Beth Watkins, PSSDAR State-Vice Regent, unveils the new plaque at the gravesite of Revolutionary War soldier and Abington area pioneer Private William Clark Sr.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

A new plaque was unveiled in the Clarks Green Cemetery, dedicated by the Daughters of the American Revolution to Revolutionary War Private William Clark, Sr.


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CLARKS GREEN — The Scranton City Chapter of the Pennsylvania State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (PSSDAR) held a dedication ceremony and unveiling of a new plaque in honor of the area’s founder and Revolutionary War Private William Clark Sr. at the soldier’s grave in the Clarks Green Cemetery Saturday, July 23.

Clark, according to the dedication program, was born in Rhode Island in 1757 and died in 1827 in South Abington Township.

“As a mere 18-year-old lad, Clark joined the Continental Army and became a soldier in the Revolutionary War,” the program reads. “In 1775, Clark served with distinction at the Battle of Bunker Hill. He was also with General George Washington at the Battle of Trenton in 1776 and during the brutal winter at Valley Forge in 1777-1778. As payment for his services in the Continental Army, he was given a grant of 800 acres of land in Northeast Pennsylvania.”

Members of the PSSDAR were joined by members of the Abington Memorial VFW Post 7069, area historians, Clarks Green council members and other local residents. The ceremony in the cemetery was followed by a reception at the nearby Clarks Green United Methodist Church building.

Members of Abington Memorial VFW Post 7069 participate in the Daughters of the American Revolution Scranton City Chapter’s Dedication of Revolutionary War Soldier Private William Clark Sr. Saturday, July 23 at the Clarks Green Cemetery.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_ABJ-Clark-Dedication-1.jpgMembers of Abington Memorial VFW Post 7069 participate in the Daughters of the American Revolution Scranton City Chapter’s Dedication of Revolutionary War Soldier Private William Clark Sr. Saturday, July 23 at the Clarks Green Cemetery. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

A member of the Daughters of the American Revolution reads from a program, held in her gloved hand.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_ABJ-Clark-Dedication-2.jpgA member of the Daughters of the American Revolution reads from a program, held in her gloved hand. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Adam Szydlowski, 2, observes the ceremonies with his grandmother, Kathleen Zinskie.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_ABJ-Clark-Dedication-3.jpgAdam Szydlowski, 2, observes the ceremonies with his grandmother, Kathleen Zinskie. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Scranton Regent Carol Hess speaks during the ceremony.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_ABJ-Clark-Dedication-4.jpgScranton Regent Carol Hess speaks during the ceremony. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Beth Watkins, PSSDAR State-Vice Regent, unveils the new plaque at the gravesite of Revolutionary War soldier and Abington area pioneer Private William Clark Sr.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_ABJ-Clark-Dedication-5.jpgBeth Watkins, PSSDAR State-Vice Regent, unveils the new plaque at the gravesite of Revolutionary War soldier and Abington area pioneer Private William Clark Sr. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

A new plaque was unveiled in the Clarks Green Cemetery, dedicated by the Daughters of the American Revolution to Revolutionary War Private William Clark, Sr.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_ABJ-Clark-Dedication-6.jpgA new plaque was unveiled in the Clarks Green Cemetery, dedicated by the Daughters of the American Revolution to Revolutionary War Private William Clark, Sr. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

By Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.


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