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Walter Clark
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Birth: Mar. 18, 1899
Bardwell
Ellis County
Texas, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 1935
Flour Bluff
Nueces County
Texas, USA

Walter Clark was the first son of Edward Porter "Babe" Clark and Ida May Chiles Clark. He served as a private 1st Class in WWI in the Texas Infantry, 15th Division.

Walter was a commercial fisherman with his brother Harvey in Corpus Christi, Texas. While out off Padre Island, he and younger Harvey were separated by a sudden storm. In his brave and exhaustive efforts to find Harvey, Walter died of a heart attack brought on by exposure & extreme overexertion.


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, 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."

May you rest in peace brave brother.

For you Mama with all my love, Gloria Jeanne 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Porter Clark (1860 - 1916)
  Ida May Chiles Clark (1877 - 1904)
 
 Siblings:
  Walter Clark (1899 - 1935)
  William Floyd Clark (1900 - 1986)*
  Edwin Porter Clark (1902 - 1980)*
  Harvey Clay Clark (1903 - 1959)*
  Fannie May Clark (1904 - 1904)*
  James Ewell Clark (1907 - 1989)**
  J. B. Clark (1908 - ____)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Waxahachie City Cemetery
Waxahachie
Ellis County
Texas, USA
Plot: Addition 3, Block 2, Row 5
 
Created by: Gloria Tune
Record added: Feb 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34291720
Walter Clark
Added by: Gloria Tune
 
Walter Clark
Added by: Gloria Tune
 
Walter Clark
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- Michael L. Ramsey
 Added: Jun. 28, 2012
Always loved, never forgotten
- Gloria Tune
 Added: Feb. 28, 2009
 
 
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