|Birth: ||Jan. 10, 1845|
|Death: ||May 23, 1899|
Civil War Veteran
Pvt., Buchel's 1st TX Cav. C.S.A.
In Atoka last Thursday, the 25th inst., W. C. Clark. Mr. and Mrs. Clark arrived in our town about the first of March, and he has been ill and very low during all this time. Mr. Clark was born in Mississippi in 1845, but moved to Texas during early childhood. In 1872 in Bell county, Texas, he married Miss Addie Johnson, who is now his widow. Since 1872 Mr. Clark has been manager of the Clark Bros.' wagon show, known as the largest show of its kind. Before his marriage in Lee county, Texas, Mr. Clark joined the Methodist church and was a consistent Christian until the church turned him out on account of his business. His wife says this did not restrain him from attending and contributing to Christian service, or work, and that he was always concerned about such matters. He was married twenty-seven years and leaves six children--four grown sons and two daughters--Ruby, whom we all know, and a baby girl. Allie, Lum, and Loomie are the sons who were at his bedside when death claimed him, and another son was en route here but got as far as St. Louis. M. L. Clark, a brother of the deceased also came. The remains were taken to the Methodist church Friday afternoon and Bro. J. S. Murrow conducted the funeral services. The body was then taken to its last resting place on the hill. Mrs. Clark owns the Arcade Hotel here and says she likes Atoka and the kind people, and may make this her future home. Those who know Mrs. Clark will be glad to have her remain, and all will find her a true, good Christian woman. The family have our sincere and tender sympathy in their sorrow at the loss of the father upon whom all leaned for general aid.
(The Indian Citizen, June 6, 1899)
Born in Tallahatchie Co., MS and died at Atoka, I.T. Founder and Owner of Clark Brothers Circus. Pvt. in Buchel's 1st Texas Cavalry Confederacy.
(From Virginia Brown)
Created by: MillieBelle
Record added: Mar 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66586490
Added: Jun. 26, 2012
Founder and Owner of Clark Brothers Circus. Soldier in Buchel's 1st Texas Cavalry Confederacy.|
Virginia Lee Brown
Added: Dec. 6, 2011