Person:Clarkson Heritage (1)

Clarkson Heritage
m. 1 Nov 1866
m. 1905
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Name Clarkson Heritage
Gender Male
Birth[1] 4 Dec 1845 New Jersey, United States
Marriage 1 Nov 1866 to Mary S. Saunders
Marriage 1905 to Ambrosia Coon
Death[1] 11 Mar 1918 Milton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States
Obituary[1] Milton Junction, Rock, Wisconsin, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Journal - Telephone
    March 21, 1918.

    Clarkson Heritage, son of Isaac C. and Margaret Harris Heritage, was born in New Jersey, December 4, 1845. He died in Milton, Wis., March 11, 1918.
    He was of Quaker stock. He had one brother, Lucius, a graduate of Milton College and later a professor in the University of Wisconsin, who died several years ago. He was much interested in genealogy and family connections, but, with characteristic modesty, left very little recorded regarding himself. When Clarkson was three years old, his parents moved to Milton. He obtained his education in the public schools and Milton academy.
    November 1, 1866, he was married to Mary S. Saunders, and they went to a farm on Big Foot Prairie near Walworth where he gave special attention to the raising of high grade stock. After thirty-eight years of happy married life Mrs. Heritage died January 8, 1904. She was a woman of strong character, active in the cause of purity and temperance. They had taken fully into their heart, home and family relationship two adopted sons. A year later, Mr. Heritage moved with his sons to Milton where his home has since been.
    In the spring of 1905 he was married to Mrs. Ambrosia Coon Clark of Leonardsville, a woman of fine Christian character, esteemed by all who knew her. She died in April, 1916, after a lingering illness. Those who saw the cheerful patience, steadfastness and loving care which characterized him through all these months, will never forget it. Love is divine. It links us with God.
    The sweetest love stories are not written in passionate declarations, but in the unwearied service that continues through days of anxiety and through nights of vigil. Mrs. Heritage's granddaughter, Relda Burdick, had lived with them since the death of their mother, five years before. During the past two years nearly, she and her grandfather have happily shared the same home.
    Mr. Heritage was never strong. Physicians said when he was a boy that he would not live to be twenty-one. By wise and careful use of his powers he had survived to past the three score and ten.
    He joined the Milton S. D. B. church in young manhood, and after his long residence at Walworth his membership was brought back to the Milton church. He was not demonstrative. He had strong convictions. He was a kind neighbor. He was reliable and faithful to any trust committed to him. He enjoyed the respect and confidence of all who knew him. Everything that he did he wanted to do exactly right and could be satisfied with nothing short of that.
    He died suddenly. Death came as he would have wished it. He did not wish to be a care to anyone. Services were conducted at his late home by his pastor, Rev. L. C. Randolph, who had known him at Walworth in former days. His body was laid at rest in the Milton cemetery, of which he had had charge for years, performing his duties with marked fidelity.
    Among those present from out of town were Charley R. Heritage and family of Otter Creek, Raymond L. Heritage and family of Fort Atkinson, Mr. and Mrs. Nelsen Clarke of Rock River, Mont Robbins and wife of Walworth.