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Edward Porter "Babe" Clark
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Birth: Nov. 15, 1860
Lynnville
Giles County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 1916
Waxahachie
Ellis County
Texas, USA

Son of Alexander Porter Clark and Frances A. Jones Clark, he was known by his family as "Babe". He married Ida May Chiles October 28, 1897 in Ellis County, Texas. They had the following children: Walter Clark, William Floyd Clark, Edwin Porter Clark, Harvey Clay Clark, and Fannie May Clark. Little Fannie passed away just two weeks after her mother Ida died on November 13, 1904.

"Babe" married the second time to Lettia M. Roberts Aldridge, widow of George Franklin Aldridge. "Babe" and "Lettie" had the following children: James Ewell Clark and J. B. Clark.

This memorial is posted in memory of "Babe's" granddaughter, my mother Betty Lou Clark Tune, an only child who knew so little about her Clark family. Mama, you'd be happy to know I've got your Clarks all the way back to the late 18th century in North Carolina to Diana, Giles, Tennessee.

May you rest in peace great grandfather. Love, Gloria

Obituary
Waxahachie Daily Light
Monday 17 January 1916
Page 6, column 5

"Death of E. P. Clark"

"Edward Porter Clark, aged 55, died Saturday night at 9:50 o'clock at the Waxahachie sanitarium following an operation for peritonitis caused from gangrenous bowels, and was buried at the city cemetery at 4:50 o'clock Sunday afternoon, following services at the Main Street Christian church, conducted by Rev. Geo. Bassett. The deceased is survived by a widow and seven sons, the oldest of whom is seventeen years old. Five of these sons are by his first wife and two by a second wife. He was taken seriously ill on Friday night of last week and at a late hour was sent to the sanitarium where an operation was performed Saturday morning.

E. P. Clark was a citizen of Ellis county for about twenty-five years, coming here from Tennessee. He was a consistent member of the Christian church and a man beloved by all who knew him well. He was a man of considerable means, owning property adjacent to town and two farms in the Bardwell community.

The funeral was atteded by a large circle of friends of the family." 
 
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 Parents:
  Alexander Porter Clark (1823 - 1908)
 
 Spouses:
  Ida May Chiles Clark (1877 - 1904)
  Lettia Margaret Roberts Clark (1865 - 1926)*
 
 Children:
  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 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  William C. Clark (1849 - ____)*
  John F. Clark (1850 - 1930)*
  Robert Porter Clark (1851 - 1922)*
  Andrew Jackson Clark (1853 - 1929)*
  James Marion Clark (1856 - 1897)*
  Albert Gallatin Pierce Clark (1857 - 1932)*
  Edward Porter Clark (1860 - 1916)
  Alice Irene Clark Smith (1863 - 1935)*
  Mary E Clark (1866 - 1909)*
  William Walter Clark (1868 - 1907)*
  Benjamin Thomas Clark (1872 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Waxahachie City Cemetery
Waxahachie
Ellis County
Texas, USA
Plot: Addition 3, Block 2, 5th Row
 
Created by: Gloria Tune
Record added: Feb 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34283806
Edward Porter Babe Clark
Added by: Gloria Tune
 
Edward Porter Babe Clark
Added by: Gloria Tune
 
Edward Porter Babe Clark
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Always loved, never forgotten
- Gloria Tune
 Added: Feb. 28, 2009
 
 
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