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Harvey Clay Clark

Male 1903 - 1959  (56 years)


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  • Name Harvey Clay Clark  [1
    Born 18 Mar 1903  Bardwell, Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Dec 1959  Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Jan 1960  Waxahachie City Cemetery, Addition 3, Block 2, 5th Row, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Person ID I6283  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

    Family 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  [4
    • 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:
      Bride's Race:
      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
    Children 
     1. Betty Lou Clark,   b. 12 Jan 1926, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1995, At home in Ovilla, Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F2232  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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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      1910 United States Federal Census
      about Harvey Clay Clark
      Name: Harney Clark (misread, should be Harvey)
      Age in 1910: 9
      Estimated birth year: abt 1901
      Birthplace: Texas
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Father's name: Edward P
      Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
      Mother's name: Lillie (This was his stepmother)
      Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
      Home in 1910: Waxahachie Ward 2, Ellis, Texas
      Marital Status: Single
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      House number 450, dwelling number 307 and family number 317
      Household Members: Name, Age, Relationship to head of house, Place ofbi rth
      Edward P Clark 49, self, Tennessee
      Lillie Clark 44, wife, Alabama.....second wife of Edward P. Clark
      Walter Clark 10, son, Texas
      Floyd Clark 9, son, Texas
      Edwin Clark 8, son, Texas
      Harvey Clark 9, son, Texas
      Vaught(believed to be Ewell W.) Clark 2, son, Texas
      Bolu(believed to be J. B. or Boda) Clark 1 7/12, son, Texas
      Mamie Aldridge 24, stepdaughter, Alabama
      Lucile Aldridge 22, stepdaughter, Alabama
      Margaret Aldridge 11, stepdaughter, Texas
      Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Waxahachie Ward 2, Ellis,Tex as; Roll: T624_1549; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 119; Image:833(29 o f 30)
      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line].Prov o, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on thecont ents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARAOrigin al data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. ThirteenthCens us of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archivesand R ecords Administration, 1910. T624, 1,178 rolls

      1920 United States Federal Census
      about Harvey Clay Clark
      Name: Harvey Clark
      Home in 1920: Waxahachie Ward 2, Ellis, Texas
      Age: 16 years
      Estimated birth year: abt 1904
      Birthplace: Texas
      Relation to Head of House: Stepson
      Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
      Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
      Marital Status: Single
      Race: White
      Sex: Male
      Able to read: Yes
      Able to Write: Yes
      Image: 236
      House number 124 East Marvin Avenue
      Household Members: Name Age
      Lellie(Lettie) Clark 54--Widowed
      Ewell Clark 12
      J B Clark 10
      Walter Clark 20
      Floyd Clark 19
      Edwin Clark 18
      Harvey Clark 16--Occupation: Farm Laborer
      Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Waxahachie Ward 2, Ellis,Texa s; Roll: T625_1800; Page: 22B; Enumeration District: 120; Image: 236.
      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line].Prov o, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on thecont ents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.

      1930 United States Federal Census
      about Harvey Clark
      Name: Harvey Clark
      Home in 1930: Blasdell, Erie, New York
      Age: 27
      Estimated birth year: abt 1903
      Birthplace: Texas
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Race: White
      Occupation: Roller helper in steel mill
      Age at first marriage: Shows marital status as single
      Parents' birthplace: Tennessee
      House number 31 Kent Avenue, Dwelling number 284 and family number 340
      Rents home for $50/month
      Household Members: Name, Age, Relationship to head of house, Place ofbi rth
      Harvey Clark 27, Head of house, Texas
      Edward Clark 29, Brother, Texas
      Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Blasdell, Erie, New York;Rol l: 1435; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 407;
      Image: 642.0(32 of 42)
      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line].Prov o, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002. Original data:United S tates of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of theUnited S tates, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and RecordsAdministrat ion, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls

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      Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
      about Harvey Clay Clark
      Name: Harvey Clay Clark
      Death Date: 30 Dec 1959
      Death County: Nueces
      Certificate: 73881
      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: Harvey Clay Clark
      Death date: 30 Dec 1959
      Death place: Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas
      Gender: Male
      Race or color (on document): White
      Age at death: 56 years
      Estimated birth year:
      Birth date: 18 Mar 1903
      Birth place: Bardwell, Texas
      Marital status: Married
      Spouse name:
      Father name: Edwin Porter Clark
      Father birth place:
      Mother name: Ida Mae Chiles
      Mother birth place:
      Occupation: Commercial Fisherman
      Residence: 505 Jester, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas
      Cemetery name: Waxahachie Cemetery
      Burial place: Waxahachie, Texas
      Burial date: 30 Dec 1959
      Additional relatives: Informant: Marian B. Clark, wife
      Film number: 2116047
      Digital GS number: 4166221
      Image number: 2595
      Reference number: cn 73881
      Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
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      Burial in Waxahachie City Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas
      Addition 4, Block 2
      Ellis County Cemetery Book, Volume 5

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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

      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,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.

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      Obituary for Harvey Clay Clark

      The Corpus Christi Times, Section B
      Thursday, December 31, 1959

      "Harvey Clay Clark"

      "Funeral services and burial for Harvey Clay Clark, 56, of 505 Jester, will be held in Waxahachie. He was a commercial fisherman.

      A resident of Corpus Christi since 1927, Clark died at 4 p.m. yesterday at his home. He was a native of Bardwell, a community near Waxahachie in Ellis County.

      Surviving are his wife Marian B. Clark of Corpus Christi; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Tune of Midlothian, and three brothers, Edwin, Jim and Floyd Clark all of Waxahachie.

      Cage-Mills Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements."

      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. Corpus Christi Times (Corpus Christi, Texas) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Corpus Christi Times. Corpus Christi, Texas, United States Of America. Database created from microfilm copies of the newspaper.

      Description:
      Corpus Christi Times newspaper was located in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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      Harvey
      English: transferred use of the surname, which is of Breton origin, from a personal name composed of the elements haer battle + vy worthy. It was introduced to Britain by the Bretons who settled in East Anglia and elsewhere in the wake of the Norman Conquest. Cognate: French: Herv

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