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William Henry Clark
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Birth: May 2, 1861
Death: Sep. 17, 1931

In 1886, William returned to Brandon to marry Virginia Maxey (Jennie) Falls. They moved to 613 Ross Avenue in Dallas. At some time, he brought his mother, Mary McDowell Clark and his wife's family, Absolom Theopolis (A. T.) and Sarah Elizabeth (Bettie) Maxey Falls, to Dallas. He built an important law practice and was the youngest president to the Texas Bar Association when he was elected in 1897. The memorial to him in the Dallas Law Journal in 1932 read, "Many laws in the life of Texas, dealing with the progress of the state, were inspired or framed by Judge Clark, although he was not a member of any law-making body.
Among the first Railroad Commission laws in the United States were those adopted in the State of Texas, and Judge Clarkwas one of the foremost in framing these laws and setting up this part of our State government. The Insurance laws on our statute books were the result of advice given Judge Clark." Jennie always had the house ready for guests for meals and always did her own cooking even though she had all the help provided. William and his mother, Mary, lived at 613 Ross Avenue in 1885-1886 period when he brought Jennie and her parents back to Dallas. They remained there until 1890. They lived at 467 Bryan Street from 1890 until 1893 when William, Jennie and the Falls moved to 795 Ross Avenue (corner Ross and Washington) which was renumbered 3807. In 1929, the Ross house was razed so the family moved to Beverly Drive where William died on 17 September 1931. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Henry Clark (1827 - 1864)
  Mary J. McDowell Clark (1832 - 1900)
 
 Spouse:
  Virginia Maxey Falls Clark (1866 - 1953)
 
 Children:
  Joseph McDowell Clark (1887 - 1895)*
  Samuel Welch Clark (1889 - 1967)*
  Virginia Clark Jacoby (1891 - 1978)*
  Tom Campbell Clark (1899 - 1977)*
  Baby Boy Clark (1901 - 1901)*
  Robert Lanier Clark (1903 - 1963)*
  Mary McDowell Clark Burchfield (1906 - 2000)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph McDowell Clark (1852 - 1853)*
  Joseph McDowell Clark (1854 - 1880)*
  William Henry Clark (1861 - 1931)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Block 2 Lot 12 Space 1
 
Created by: Laura
Record added: May 21, 2008
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William Henry Clark
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William Henry Clark
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