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John Rathbone1 (22)
Parents John R. Rathbone, Mehitable (22)
Born 1850, Elmira, NY (22)
Died March 23, 1888 (22)
Buried Fairview Cemetery, Scioto Twp., Delaware Co., OH


James M. Clark2
Parents William Clark, Catharine Leadom
Born May 6, 1850, Winchester, OH
WIFE Sarah Elizabeth Ostrander  (22)
Parents Jacob Ostrander, Harriet Morse  (22)
Born Dec. 28, 1850  (22)
Died June 17, 1927, Miami, Ohio (22)
Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY  (22)
Married July 2, 1880, Clark Co., OH1 
Dec. 24, 1895, Dayton, Ohio2  (22)
CHILDREN One Child; deceased; Sarah indicates on the 1900 Census she is the mother of one child; still living.  In the 1910 Census, Sarah indicates the child is no longer living.  The child is not living with her in 1900.  In 1910, Sarah is 59, so it is likely she bore no additional children.


1900C Ostrander, Delaware, OH
Jacob Ostrander, Head-of-Household, White, Male, Born 1820, 80yrs, Widow, Born NY, Father-Germany, Mother-Holland, Renting Home
James Clark, Son-in-Law, White, Male, Born May 1850, 50yrs, Married 4yrs, Born Ohio, Father-Ohio, Mother-Ohio, Laborer R.R.
Sarrah E Clark, Daughter, White, Female, Born Dec 1850, 49yrs, Married 4yrs, Mother of 1 Child; Still Living,Born Ohio, Father-New York, Mother-New York
1910C Scioto Twp, Delaware, OH
James M. Clark, Head-Of, Male, White, 59 Married (twice), 15yrs current marriage, Born Ohio, Father-Ohio, Mother-Ohio, Speaks English, Trade-None, Can Read/Write, Own Home Free-of-Mortgage
Sarah E. Clark, Wife, Female, White, 59, Married (twice), 15 yrs current marriage, Mother of 1 Child: None Living, Born Ohio, Father-New York, Mother- New York, Speaks English, Keeper and Owner of Boarding House, Can Read/Write
Jacob Ostrander, Father-in-Law, Male, White, 90, Born New York, Father-Holland (Dutch), Mother-Germany (German), Speaks English, Has Own Income, Can Read/Write
JT Stout, Boarder, Male, White, 61, Married (once), Born Ohio, Father-Penn, Mother-Penn, Speaks English, Laborer-Odd Jobs, Can Read/Write
John King, Boarder, Male, White, 63, Born Georgia, Father-Georgia, Mother-Georgia, Speaks English, Laborer-Odd Jobs, Can Read/Write
William Slack, Boarder, Male, White, 48, Divorced, Born Ohio, Father-Ohio, Mother-Ohio, Speaks English, Laborer-Odd Jobs, Can Read/Write
1900 - Ostrander, Delaware, Ohio - James Clark is a laborer for the railroad
1910 - Scioto Twp, Delaware, Ohio - Sarah is Keeper and Owner of a Boarding House (18)
1875 - John Rathbone enlists with the 4th US Calvary, Co. B, at Chicago, IL   (22)
1900 - James Clark and Sarah Elizabeth in Ostrander with Jacob Ostrander
1910 - James Clark and Sarah Elizabeth in Scioto Twp., Delaware Co., Ohio
None found.

John Rathbone, Sarah Elizabeth Ostrander's first husband, was born in Elmira, NY in 1850 to John R. and Mehitable Rathbone.  John, at the age of  25, enlisted in the 4th US Calvary, Co. B, at Chicago, IL in 1875.  Fiver years later, he wed Sarah Elizabeth Ostrander July 2, 1880 in Clark Co., Ohio.  John was accepted as a member of the Ostrander Presbyterian Church on Feb. 7, 1888.  He died just under two months later on March 24, 1888 making it appear he was preparing for inevitable death.  He was only 38 years old.


James M Clark marries Sarah Elizabeth Ostrander in Dayton, Ohio on Dec 24, 1895.  According to census records, James had been previously married.  He was born May 6, 1850 to William Clark and Catharine Leadom in Winchester, Ohio.

Sarah Elizabeth Ostrander, was born Dec. 28, 1850 to Jacob Ostrander and Harriet Morse.  Her mother Harrier, died in 1854, when Sarah was just 4 years of age.  She was married to John Rathbone in 1880 and then James M Clark in 1895.  She is the mother of a child that was living in 1900, but had died by 1910.  This child was not living with her in 1900.  She and James were living in Scioto Twp, Delaware County, Ohio in 1900 and 1910.  Yet, she dies in Miami, Ohio on June 17, 1927 and is buried in Elmira, NY; the birthplace of her first husband; John Rathbone.  

Who and where is Sarah's child?