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Clarks Green Cemetery
Clarks Green, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
Lat: 41° 25' 29"N, Lon: 75° 47' 22"W
Submitted by Judy Klee, Mar 03, 2006, last edited Sep 10, 2011 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Total records = 2,280.
Follow the exit ramp off I-81, towards Clarks Summit, at the end of the ramp at the traffic light, you want to be in the right hand lane. Traveling through the traffic light, stay in the right hand lane, bear right onto Abington Road and continue approximately 1 mile to the intersection of Grove Street, Abington Road & Glenburn Road. At this traffic light be in the left lane and bear left at an angle onto Glenburn Road, continue one block, turn left onto Maple Avenue, travel one block to cemetery.
The Clarks Green Cemetery was established as the Clark Family cemetery sometime in the early 1800s, and it encompassed approx. 8-10 acres with the Clark Family contained in a small area where, the flagpole now exists.
In the mid 1800s about 2 acres of the cemetery was sold to the Florey Family. This small cemetery was now owned and maintained by the Florey Family of Clarks Summit.
Around 1860 Clark Family wished to divest themselves of the cemetery. A group of local citizens and businessmen established what is now known as the Clarks Green Cemetery Association and then they purchased the land from the Clarks. Incorporation took place on Nov 20, 1862 and it continues to operate as the Association.
Mr Florey passed away in the early 1970s. After much negotiation, all but a small portion of the previously owned 2 acres of land was purchased and is now being developed by the Corporation. Thus the previous Florey Cemetery is now a section in the larger Clarks Green Cemetery.
The Association continues to operate with a Board of Trustees consisting of 10 lot owners and meet twice a year to direct the operation of the cemetery. New paved roads were constructed in 1990s and improvements continue on a yearly basis. The cemetery is very well maintained. Contact address: 301 Stone Ave. Clarks Summit, Pa. 18411
The following list of names was complied largely by walking the cemetery and recording names from the tombstones. Records available through the Clarks green Cemetery Association were also examined. Records of those buried before the cemetery was incorporated were scanty and often incomplete. Considering the age of the cemetery, some names and dates on the stones were illegible. I also may have missed an occasional stone, and had difficulty reading some of the records that did exist.
Then there is always the possibility of human error when transcribing my collected data. Sometimes the women are listed twice. At times I wasn't entirely sure if a name might have been a maiden name or a middle name. I also tried to list them with their spouse, sometimes guessing that they were partners if interred side by side.
This is a complete record of all burials in the Clarks Green cemetery up to Oct 01, 2005. I would like to dedicated this work to the memory of my father, Albert B. Green.- Judy Klee
Deaths & Obituaries: Newspapers 1690-Present