The Clarksburg Telegram., March 18, 1898, pg. 7
Died in Clarksburg March 12, 1898, at the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Merriman, Albert Clark Merriman, aged 22 years, seven months and 23 days.
The funeral took place from Goff Chapel Monday, March 14, and interment at I. O. O. F. Cemetery.
The Clarksburg Telegram.., May 06, 1898, pg. 4
Clark Merriman, whose death was announced a few weeks ago in the columns of the local press, was called from earth just when his hopes and aims in life were the highest. He had determined to act his part in the great drama of life, and his progress from that of a student in a telegraph office to a responsible position, in which he had the full confidence of his employers, was clearly indicative of his determination to succeed.
Calm on the bosom of thy God,
Fair spirit, rest the now!
E’en while with us thy footsteps trod.
His seal was on thy brow.
Dust to its narrow house beneath!
Soul, to its place on high!
They that have seen thy look in death,
No more may fear to die.
Lone are the paths and sad the hours,
Since thy meek smile is gone;
But O, a brighter home than ours,
In heaven is now thy own.
Oh, not in cruelty, not in wrath,
The reaper came that day;
An angel visited this green earth,
And took our boy away.