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Monumental Inscriptions
Plymouth Cemetary

John Clarke
Late of Auckland
Beloved husband of
Mary E. Clarke
Killed 10th July 1922
aged 66 years
Not gone from memory,
Not gone from love,
But gone to his fathers home above
John and Mary gravestone

Fatal Motor Accident, In Devon Street.
As the result of a motor accident in Devon street, New Plymouth , on monday night, an elderly man named John Clarke, a resident of Fiztroy, was admitted to the new Plymouth hospital suffering from a fractured skull and a broken leg, injuries which caused his death about seven o'clock the same evening.

It appears that Mr. Edgar hine, of Powderham Street, New Plymouth was driving his motor car along Devon Street in the direction of the Post Office and that when he was directly in front of White's LTD., travelling on his correct side of the road,
Mr. Clarke without any warning steppped off the footparth , right in front of the motor car, apparently intending to board a tram car. It was imopossible to avoid a collision, and Clarke was knocked down, recieving injuries as already stated.

Dr. Milroy was summond, and after rendering first aid, ordered the injured man to be removed to the hospital where he died two hours or so later.

The deceased had been employed at the Smart Road Freezing Works.
He was a married man, 66 years of age and leaves a grown-up family.

He was very well known in Auckland, where he was for many years in the employ of Pulman and Armitage , cab proprietors.

Auckland Star, 10th July 1923
CLARKE. - In loving memory of our dear father, accidentally killed at New Plymouth, July 10, 1922.
Day by day our thoughts do wander, To that grave so far away. Where we placed our dear father, Just one year ago to-day.
Inserted by bis loving daughter and son-ln-law, Ruby and Carl Hubrick.
- In loving memory of our dear father, John Clarke, who was accidentally killed at New Plymouth, July 10. 1022. We are thinking of you, dear father, Thinking of the past. Picturing you in memory, Just as we saw you last. Inserted by his loving son and dauguter-in-law, Bill and Maude.
- In sad but loving memory of my dear father, John Clarke (Nobby), who was killed in New Plymouth. July ]O. 1922. In the midst of life, we are in death. Inserted by his loving daughter and son-in-law and granddaughter, Pearl, Bert and Kathleen.
- In fond and loving memory of my dear father, who was killed at New Plymouth, July 10, 1022. moving and true in all Ways, the best father God ever gave.
Inserted by bis loving daughter and son-in-law, Vie, Hetty, and Chris.
- In loving memory of our dear brother-in-law. John Clarke (Jack), who was killed at New Plymouth on July 10. 1922. Each sorrow has a purpose. Oft by the sorrowing unguessed. But as sure as the sun brings morning, Whatever God knows is best.
Inserted by A. and G. Waddell, Te Aroha.

Although this report makes no mention of his widow, we know Mary Elizabeth out lived him till 1935
1922 Roll
Mary Elizabeth Clarke, widow,  758 Devon Street, N.P.

1925 roll
Mary Elizabeth Clarke, widow, 216 (or 316) Gill Street, N.P 

Not in the 1928 N.P. roll.

Monumental Inscriptions
Hillsborough Cemetary ,
Mount Roskill, Auckland

In Loving Memory
Mary Elizabeth Clarke Clarke
Beloved wife of
the late John Clarke
who died 2nd April 1935
aged 71 years

After the burden,
and the heat of the day,
The starry calm of the night
After the rough and Toilsome way
Asleep in the robes of White

Area 10, Block C, Lot 259
Mary gravestone
Transcription of the burial record from the Hillsborough cemetery. 

Mary Clarke
died in Kohimarama ( thats part of Auckland) 
2nd April 1935 was 70 years old. 
Born in Rugby England and spent 69 years in the province .

Auckland Star, 2nd April 1935
On April 2, at Auckland, dearly loved wife or the late John Clarke (Nobby), of Parnell, and loved mother or Mesdames Hubrick, Smith, Long, Laver, Noyes, Hughes (.Sydney), and W. Clarke (Sandringham), C. Clarke and F. Clarke (New Plymouth).

Funeral will leave the residence or her son, 31 Ethel Street, Sandringham, Thursday, at 10.30 a.m. For Hillsboro

Auckland Star, 2nd April 1936
In loving memory of our dear mother, Mary Elizabeth, who departed this life on April 2, 1935. Calm and peaceful she is sleeping, Sweetest rest has followed pain, When we think or how she suffered, We could not wish her back again. Inserted by her loving daughters Ruby, Hetty, Violet and Die.

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