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Betty Lou Clark

Female 1926 - 1995  (69 years)


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  • Name Betty Lou Clark  [1
    Born 12 Jan 1926  Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Sep 1995  At home in Ovilla, Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 5 Sep 1995  Ovilla Cemetery, Plot A2-21, Ovilla, Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I6275  Carl
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 

    Father Harvey Clay Clark,   b. 18 Mar 1903, Bardwell, Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1959, Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Marie Louise Howard,   b. 1 Oct 1906, Bardwell, Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1986, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 13 Sep 1924  Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Texas Marriages, 1837-1973
      Groom's Name: Harvey Clark
      Groom's Birth Date:
      Groom's Birthplace:
      Groom's Age:
      Bride's Name: Louise Howard
      Bride's Birth Date:
      Bride's Birthplace:
      Bride's Age:
      Marriage Date: 13 Sep 1924
      Marriage Place: Waxahachie, Ellis, Texas
      Groom's Father's Name:
      Groom's Mother's Name:
      Bride's Father's Name:
      Bride's Mother's Name:
      Groom's Race:
      Groom's Marital Status:
      Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
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      Bride's Marital Status: Single
      Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00025-5
      System Origin: Texas-EASy
      Source Film Number: 1651042
      Reference Number: P 578
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      Marriage date is taken from the family Bible. The inscription reads
      "Presented to Louise and Harvey, Dec. 25, 1925, from Mother and Daddie."
      "My mothers "Bible", Betty Lou Clark

      Inscriptions
      "Mattie Louise Howard Clark was born Oct. 1, 1906.
      Harvey Clay Clark was born March 18, 1904.
      Harvey Clark and Louise Howard were married Sept. 13, 1924 at 9 o'clock Saturday night."

      Ellis County, Texas
      Marriage Book W, page 578

      The State of Texas
      Ellis County

      To any Judge of the County or District Court, Regularly Licensed or Ordained Minister of the Gospel, Jewish Rabbi, or Justice of the Peace in and for said County of Ellis--Greetings:

      You are hereby authorized to solemnize the Rites of Matrimony

      Between Mr. Harvey Clark and Miss Louise Howard and make the return to the Clerk of the County Court of said County within sixty days thereafter, certifying your action under this License.

      Witness my official signature and seal of office at office in Waxahachie, this 12 day of Sept. A. D. 1924.

      Seal W. S. Robinson
      Clerk of the County Court, Ellis County, Texas

      ...............................Deputy

      I Eugene W. Potter hereby certify that on the 13th day of Sep. A. D. 1924, I united in Marriage Harvey Clark and Miss Louise Howard the parties above named.

      Witness my hand, this 16th day of Sep. A. D. 1924

      Eugene W. Potter
      Minister of the Gospel

      Returned and filed for record the 16 day of Sept. A. D. 1924, and recorded the 19 day of Sept A. D. 1924.

      By................................Deputy W. S. Robinson, Clerk
    Family ID F2232  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert LeaMond Tune,   b. 28 Sep 1926, Ovilla, Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1973, Veterans Hospital, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 23 Oct 1945  Red Oak, Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage license #6874

      State of Texas, County of Ellis
      Robert LeaMond Tune married Betty Lou Clark October 23, 1945 in Red Oak , Ellis County, Texas by Lynn H. McAlden.

      Recorded in Book 34, page 295 for Marriages in Ellis County, Texas on November 13, 1945
    Children 
    +1. Living Tune
    +2. Living Tune
    +3. Living Tune
    +4. Living Tune
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F2228  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Birth certificate has given name spelling of Bettie
      Betty Lou Clark was born on Tuesday, January 12, 1926 at 2:00 A. M.
      Attending physician was Dr. W. B. Jackson of Waxahachie, Texas.

      Recorded in Birth Records, Ellis County, Texas in Volume 9, page 593.

      Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 Record
      about Bettie Lou Clark
      Name: Bettie Lou Clark
      Date of Birth: 12 Jan 1926
      Gender: Female
      Birth County: Ellis
      Father's name: Havey Clark
      Mother's name: Louise Howard
      Roll Number: 1926_0001
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      Received in an email from sister Lou Ann Tune Floyd on February 21, 2010.....

      Family Bible presented to Harvey and Lousie Howard Clark

      Inside cover: Presented to Louise and Harvey, Dec. 25, 1925, from Mother and Daddie. Underneath this in what appears to be a youngsters handwriting is "My mothers "Bible", Betty Lou Clark.

      In the back is this information:

      Betty Lou Clark, born Jan. 12, 1926.
      Betty Lou Clark and LeaMond Tune were married Oct. 23, 1945, Tuesday 7:55 p.m.
      James Franklin Howard was born June 30, 1877.
      Callie Spencer Howard was born Sept. 26, 1877.
      Frankie Mae Howard Wheatley was born April 8, 1899.
      Mattie Louise Howard Clark was born Oct. 1, 1906.
      Harvey Clay Clark was born March 18, 1904.
      Harvey Clark and Louise Howard were married Sept. 13, 1924 at 9 o'clock Saturday night.
      Pendell Wheatley, Feb. 8, 1898.
      Pendell 49 years old today, Feb. 8, 1947.
      Pendell and Frankie Wheatley were married 30 years ago today, Dec. 12, 1947.
      This looks like Grammer's handwriting: I received my old age pension Dec. 14, 1942..
      Tues., Oct. 23, 1945.
      Betty Lou Clark & LeaMond Tune were married at Red Oak, Texas, 7:55 p.m. at the (?) Porsney's home.
      Gloria Jeanne Tune was born Dec. 30, 1946 at Waxahachie Hospital 1:20 p.m. Taken mother and baby home to Ovilla Jan. 1, 1947 at one o'clock p.m.
      July 27, 1948 little Lou Ann Tune was born 6:00 o'clock p.m. at Waxa. Hospital. Mother and babe doing fine.
      Little James Rex Wheatley was born May 8, 1926.
      30 years ago today, Dec. 12, 1947, Frankie and P.D. were married.

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      1930 United States Federal Census
      about Betty Lou Clark Tune
      Name: Betty L Clark
      Home in 1930: Waxahachie, Ellis, Texas
      Age: 4
      Estimated birth year: abt 1926
      Birthplace: Texas
      Relation to Head of House: Granddaughter
      Race: White
      Parents' birthplace: Texas
      Occupation of Grandfather: Blacksmith, owns shop
      Value of Grandparents real estate: $1000--own home
      House number 219; Dwelling number 137 and family number 144
      Household Members: Name, Age, Relationship to head of house, Place of birth
      Frank Howard 52, self, Tennessee
      Callie S Howard 52, wife, Tennessee
      Betty L Clark 4, granddaughter, Texas
      Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Waxahachie, Ellis, Texas; Roll: 2326; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 2; Image: 560.0(12 of 24)

      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.

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      Social Security Death Index
      about Betty Tune
      Name: Betty Tune
      SSN: 460-20-7700
      Last Residence: 76065 Midlothian, Ellis, Texas, United States of America
      Born: 12 Jan 1926
      Died: 2 Sep 1995
      State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (Before 1951 )

      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.

      Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 Record
      Name: Betty Tune
      Death Date: 2 Sep 1995
      Death County: Ellis
      Gender: Female
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      Obituary
      The Waxahachie Daily Light
      Tuesday, September 5, 1995
      Page 10, column 1

      "Betty Lou Tune services today"

      "Betty Lou Tune, 69, of Ovilla, beloved wife, mother, Nanie, daughter-in-law and friend, passed away Saturday, Sept., 2, 1995 at her home in Ovilla.

      She was born Jan. 12, 1926, in Waxahachie, to Harvey and Marie Louise Howard Clark Hale. She was a longtime member of the Ovilla United Methodist Chruch and a member of Rebekah Lodge.

      Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria and Jake Saunders of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Lou Ann Wright and Melvin Floyd of Ovilla; two sons and daughters-in-law, Clark and Susie Tune of Ennis and Buster and Johney Tune of Red Oak;, mother-in-law, Letha Mae Tune of Ovilla; nine grandchildren, Stephanie McPherson of Santa Barbara, Alan McPherson of Bakersfield, Calif., Julian Saunders of Santa Barbara, Emily Jones and Sara Jones of Ovilla, Julie Tune of Ennis, Walter Douthit of Red Oak, Bobby Tune of Golden, Colo. and Elizabeth Tune of Red Oak; and one step-brother, Bobby Wilson of Aransas Pass, Texas.

      Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., today, Sept. 5, 1995, at Ovilla Cemetery in Ovilla, with the Rev. Tom Robbins officiating.

      Pallbearers will be Jerry Wortman, Dwight Sullivan, Tommy Sullivan and Randy Sullivan.

      The family received friends and relatives from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 4, at Boze-Mitchell Funeral Home.

      Arrangements are under the direction of Boze-Mitchell Funeral Home in Waxahachie."

      Copy on file

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      Meaning of Names

      Betty
      English: pet form of Elizabeth, dating from the 18th century. Cognate: Scottish Gaelic: Beitidh. Elizabeth..The usual spelling of Elisabeth in English.
      Elisabeth
      The spelling of Elizabeth used in the Authorized Version of the New Testament, and in most modern European languages. This was the name of the mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1: 60). Etymologically, the name means

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    1. [S359] Personal Family Information.

    2. [S368] Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973.