Zora (Clarke) Highbarger 1857-1940

From the January 26, 1940 edition of the Funkstown Daily Mail; “Mrs. Zora Highbarger, widow of John Highbarger, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William King, Woodburg, Baltimore County, on Thursday afternoon, at 2:00 o’clock. She was born and reared in Downsville but has lived in Baltimore for the past 20 years. She was a member of the Zion Reformed Church.

Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Rena McGill, Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Vernie King, Baltimore, and two grandchildren.

The body will be brought here on Saturday morning at 11:45 o’clock with services at 12:30 o’clock at Funkstown cemetery by the Rev. Scott R Wagner. Friends and relatives will meet at the A.K. Coffman Funeral home at 12:00 o’clock.”

Zora Clarke was born 19 Aug 1857 in Washington County Maryland. According to the 1860 census, she was named Mizuri. She married John Highbarger in Washington County 16 Jul 1879.

Zora is my 2nd great grand aunt, the oldest child of my 3rd great grandparents Morgan H and Susan (Shank) Clarke. Zora has a memorial on Find A Grave. Many thanks to Birdman for the photo of Zora’s headstone.

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