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Samuel H. Clark Memorial Monument


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N39° 19.5538',
W084° 24.7283'

6382 West Chester Rd
West Chester, OH 45069

The Samuel H. Clark Memorial Monument was dedicated in December 1990, in Brookside Cemetery, West Chester, Ohio, and honors a Sigma Chi brother who had little chance on earth to develop a legacy of brotherhood that most of us share. Samuel H. Clark was the brother who unlocked the gates to the Chapter Eternal and became the first brother, at age 21, to pass away.

During the summer of 1856, Clark was stricken with typhoid fever. Our Seven Founders provided their outstretched arms for comfort as their brother slipped away October 1, 1856. The final request Clark made was that the White Cross of Sigma Chi be placed upon the stone that marked his final resting place. With this accomplished, Sigma Chi had witnessed an even deeper meaning and growth to its brotherhood.

The original marker is on display at the Founding Site on High Street in Oxford, Ohio. The new memorial is an exact replica of the original.

Visiting the Clark Memorial Monument

If you have questions concerning the Clark Memorial Monument, or you need information on visiting the site, please contact the site’s warden, K. Stephen Bailey at (937) 439-1694, or by using the contact form on this website.

A Google map, GPS coordinates, and the cemetery's address have also been provided to aid you in your quest.

SIG HISTORY
SIG HISTORIANS

A NORTHERN CONFEDERATE AT JOHNSON'S ISLAND PRISON: The Civil War Diaries of James Parks Caldwell
George H. Jones
51st Grand Consul

McFarland & Co., 2010.


Sigma Chi Founder, Caldwell fought for the Confederacy and spent 18 months in the Union's Johnson's Island prison. While there he kept a diary on prison conditions, the politics of the day, and his personal interests.

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