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Robert Franklin Clark
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Birth: May 22, 1852
Santa Clara County
California, USA
Death: Dec. 17, 1925
Tulare County
California, USA

His mother, Mary Ann Graves Pyle m. James T. Clark 3 July 1851, Santa Clara Co., CA. She was a widow as her previous husband, Edward Gant Pyle, had been murdered in San Jose.

1860 U.S. Census for San Juan Township, Monterey Co., CA (26 June)(P.O. San Juan):
W B L Clarke M 47 Ky; farmer
James F Clarke M 34 Ky
Mary A Clarke F 33 Ia.
*Robert F Clarke M 8 Cal
Martha L Clarke F 5 Cal
James T Clarke M 3 Cal
Mary J Clarke F 5 mos Cal
Alice Ward F 16 England
Amelia Hart F 25 Mass

W.B.L. Clarke's real estate property was valued at $5,000.

1870 U.S. Census for Twp 2, Linns Valley (named changed in 1874 to Glennville), Kerns Co., CA:
James Clark M 45 KY; farmer
Mary Clark F 43 Indiana
*Robert Clark M 18 California
Matthew Clark M 15 California
James Clark M 13 California
Alexander Clark M 4 California
William Clark M 57 Kentucky

Robert Clark married Mattie Rose 23 October 1875.

1880 U.S. Census for Tule River Twp, Tulare Co., CA:
Robert Clark Self M 28 CA; stockraiser
Mattie Clark Wife F 23 California
George Clark Son M 3 California
Barney Parker Other M 47 VA; laborer

1900 U.S. Census for Tule River Township, Tulare Co., CA:
Robert F Clarke Head M 48 yrs, b. May 1852 CA
Mattie L Clarke Wife F 43 yrs, b. May 1857 CA
George A Clarke Son M 23 yrs, b. June 1877 CA
Grace E Clarke Dau F 17 yrs, b. Feb. 1883 CA
Eva M Clarke Dau F 15 yrs, b. July 1885 CA

Mattie had 3 children, all living. This is not actually true. She had at least 4 children, 1 deceased, Virginia Alma Clark (d. 1888). Robert is a laborer as is son George.

1910 U.S. Census shows Robert & Martha in Porterville, Tulare Co., CA. There are no children at home at this time. Robert is a proprietor of a hotel; there are 12 boarders listed. Mattie had 6 children, 3 living.

1920 U.S. Census for Porterville Twp, Tulare Co., CA:
Robt F Clarke Head M 67 California
Mattie L Clarke Wife F 62 California
Geo A Clarke Son M 42 California
Della Clarke Dau-in-law F 37 California
Dorris Lucile Clarke Granddau F 15 California
Dwight R Needham Grandson M 9 California

Robert is operating a hotel; Mattie is assisting. George is a farm laborer. Della is a partner is the hotel. There are 12 lodgers listed.

Notes: Son George Aiken Clark, b. 17 June 1877, Tule River Twp, Tulare Co., CA; m. Della; d. 2 Feb. 1938, Porterville, Tulare Co., CA. He is buried at Home of Peace Cem., Porterville, CA; Memorial 103216094.

Family links: 
  James Thomas Clarke (1825 - 1891)
  Mary Anna Graves Clarke (1826 - 1891)
  Martha Lucinda Rose Clark (1857 - 1951)
  George Aiken Clark (1878 - 1938)*
  Virginia Alma Clark (1887 - 1888)*
  Robert Franklin Clark (1852 - 1925)
  Martha Lovina Clark Bequette (1854 - 1926)*
  James Thomas Clarke (1857 - 1888)*
  Mary Isabelle Clarke (1860 - 1870)*
  William Lewis Clarke (1862 - ____)*
  Alexander Russell Clark (1865 - 1891)*
  Daniel Murphy Clarke (1870 - 1870)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: No headstone.
Porterville Cemetery
Tulare County
California, USA
Plot: A-60-6
Created by: J.D. Larimore
Record added: Oct 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60300868
Robert Franklin Clark
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Robert Franklin Clark
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Rest in Peace.
- J.D. Larimore
 Added: Nov. 14, 2010

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