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Walter Clark

Male 1899 - 1935  (35 years)


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  • Name Walter Clark  [1
    Born 18 Mar 1899  Bardwell, Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Feb 1935  Padre Island, Flour Bluff, Precinct No One, Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 28 Feb 1935  Waxahachie City Cemetery, Addition 3, Block 2, Lot 9, 5th Row, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I6278  Carl
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 

    Father Edward Porter Clark,   b. 15 Nov 1860, Giles County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1916, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Ida May Chiles,   b. 28 Sep 1877, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1904, Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 28 Oct 1897  Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • from: mmmmwards@yahoo.com
      to: Gloria Tune Saunders
      date: Thu, Jan 22, 2009

      Hi Gloria,
      I found them, and another set of Clark - Chiles married the same day. Brother & sister maybe?

      I took a picture of the page and attached here.
      E.P. Clark and Ida Chiles is Vol. 1, page 504.

      Ellis County Marriage Book
      Vol. 1, page 504
      O. E. Clark and Lou Chiles
      October 28, 1897

      Martha
    Family ID F2230  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
      about Walter Clark
      Name: Walter Clark
      Death Date: 26 Feb 1935
      Death County: Nueces
      Certificate: 9578

      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Indexes, 1903-2000. Austin, TX, USA: Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit.

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      February 27, 1935
      Paper: Dallas Morning News

      Walter Clark, 36, a fisherman, was found dead of exposure on Padre Island in the Gulf near Corpus Christi. It was feared his brother, Harvey, unreported since the norther struck their camp while he was out in a skiff, had met a like fate.

      Obituary for Walter Clark
      March 3, 1935
      Dallas Morning News Archives

      "WAXAHACHIE, Texas, March 2"

      "With his casket draped with the flag of America, which he served in the World War, the body of Walter Clark, 36, who died on Padre Island, making a frantic search for his brother Harvey, later found unharmed, was buried in a Waxahachie Cemetery Friday.

      Commercial fishermen, the Clark brothers were angling in the Gulf, several miles from Corpus Christi. A windstorm blew up, separating them. In the excitement, Walter Clark thought he saw his brother in a skiff, buffeted by high waves. In efforts to reach his brother, running along the island, then rowing in his boat, he overtaxed his heart and died.

      Surviving him are four brothers Ed, Ewell and Harvey of Corpus Christi and Floyd of Waxahachie, a garage man."

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      Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
      about Walter Clark
      Name: Walter Clark
      Death Date: 26 Feb 1935
      Death County: Nueces
      Certificate: 9578

      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, U T,USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Texas Depart mentof Health. Texas Death Indexes, 1903-2000. Austin, TX, USA: TexasDe partment of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit.

      Name: Walter Clarke
      Death date: 26 Feb 1935
      Death place: Flour Bluff, Precinct No One, Nueces, Texas
      Gender: Male
      Race or color (on document): White
      Age at death: 36 years 10 months 9 days
      Estimated birth year:
      Birth date: 18 Mar 1898
      Birth place: Waxahachie, Tex
      Marital status: Single
      Spouse name:
      Father name: Babe Clark
      Father birth place: Tennessee
      Mother name: Fannie May Childs
      Mother birth place: Tennessee
      Occupation: Commercial Fisherman
      Residence: 2600 Water Street, Corpus Christi, Texas
      Cemetery name: Waxahachie City Cemetery
      Burial place: Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas
      Burial date: 28 Feb 1935
      Additional relatives: Informant: Brother, Harvey Clark, Corpus Christi, Texas
      Film number: 2116312
      Digital GS number: 4167111
      Image number: 1670
      Reference number: cn9578
      Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
      Source: www.familysearch.org

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      February 27, 1935
      Paper: Dallas Morning News

      Walter Clark, 36, a fisherman, was found dead of exposure on Padre Isla ndin the Gulf near Corpus Christi. It was feared his brother, Harvey,u nreported since the norther struck their camp while he was out in askif f, had met a like fate.

      Obituary for Walter Clark
      March 3, 1935
      Dallas Morning News

      WAXAHACHIE, Texas, March 2

      With his casket draped with the flag of America, which he served in the World War, the body of Walter Clark, 36, who died on Padre Island, maki nga frantic search for his brother Harvey, later found unharmed, was bu riedin a Waxahachie Cemetery Friday.

      Commercial fishermen, the Clark brothers were angling in the Gulf,sever al miles from Corpus Christi. A windstorm blew up, separatingthem. In t he excitement, Walter Clark thought he saw his brother in askiff, buffe ted by high waves. In efforts to reach his brother, runningalong the i sland, then rowing in his boat, he overtaxed his heart anddied.

      Surviving him are four brothers Ed, Ewell and Harvey of Corpus Christia nd Floyd of Waxahachie, a garage man.

  • Sources 
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