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 Jamie Lee Clark

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Jamie Lee Clark

Birth
San Gabriel, Milam County, Texas, USA
Death
18 Jan 1954 (aged 65)
Taylor, Williamson County, Texas, USA
Burial
San Gabriel, Milam County, Texas, USA
Plot
CH72
Memorial ID
16220655 View Source

The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger
(Rockdale, Tex.)
Vol. 82, No. 01, Ed. 1
Thursday, January 21, 1954
Page: 5 of 20

Final Rites for
Jamie L. Clark
Held Wednesday


Funeral services for Jamie L. Clark of San Gabriel, were held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Christian church there with Rev. C. E. Barber, pastor of Thorndale Christian church officiating. Burial was made in the Locklin cemetery.

Jamie Clark died Monday afternoon in a Taylor hospital where he had been taken after being stricken that morning with a heart attack. The body rested at Phillips and Luckey funeral home until Wednesday morning.

For the past forty-two years Mr. Clark had carried mail on a route out of Thorndale and San Gabriel. He had headed the American Red Cross in Thorndale for some years, and was an active member of the Thorndale American Legion post. He was public spirited and gave freely of his time and energy to worthwhile civic and community affairs. On of his greatest attributes was his interest in the youths of his comunity [sic].

Jamie Clark was often referred to as the "Father" of the present San Gabriel school building.

Back in the early thirities [sic], as president of the San Gabriel Independent School District, he was primarily responsible for the construction of the beautiful school building of native rock, located directly in front of the Christian Church where on Wednesday many friends, neighbors and the youths of the community paid final homage to the man who had automatically become a central figure of his community. All had held deep affection for him through close association, and for the helpfulness and friendly advice he had given, especially to the youths.

During the Roosevelt regime, when the Public Works Administration program was set up, Mr. Clark sought and got help for a number of boys through the National Youth Administration which enabled them to finish their high school work.

It has been said that on numerous occasions when a boy was without funds for lunch, which was often the case. Mrs. Clark would tactfully "hire" the lad to do his driving, as he attended to his many civic and community interest, thus avoiding embarrassment to the boy.

Jamie Clark was not a lonely man, even though he lived a quiet life. He was called upon time and time again by boys seeking help and advice, or perhaps just to visit and converse with this genial man who was seldom seen alone, and whom they had all learned to love.

When any community project was started, they needed only to call on Jamie Clark who would quickly recruit support, and a program seldom fell short under his supervision.

In the March of Dimes drive, now underway, Clark had to withdraw, but the thought of standing by idle proved too much and he immediately asked for another assignment in the campaign.

Jamie Clark had practically lived his entire life in San Gabriel. He is survived by an adopted son, Nathan Clark of Thorndale, four sisters, Mr. W. W. Terry, Mrs. Winnie Herron, Mrs. Leah W. Anness, all of San Gabriel, and Mrs. A. B. Cairns of Dallas and one brother, Harry Clark of Thorndale, also two grandchildren.

Article Image Found online - The Portal to Texas History - and Transcribed by:
Sarah Locklin Taylor (#46921363)

The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger
(Rockdale, Tex.)
Vol. 82, No. 01, Ed. 1
Thursday, January 21, 1954
Page: 5 of 20

Final Rites for
Jamie L. Clark
Held Wednesday


Funeral services for Jamie L. Clark of San Gabriel, were held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Christian church there with Rev. C. E. Barber, pastor of Thorndale Christian church officiating. Burial was made in the Locklin cemetery.

Jamie Clark died Monday afternoon in a Taylor hospital where he had been taken after being stricken that morning with a heart attack. The body rested at Phillips and Luckey funeral home until Wednesday morning.

For the past forty-two years Mr. Clark had carried mail on a route out of Thorndale and San Gabriel. He had headed the American Red Cross in Thorndale for some years, and was an active member of the Thorndale American Legion post. He was public spirited and gave freely of his time and energy to worthwhile civic and community affairs. On of his greatest attributes was his interest in the youths of his comunity [sic].

Jamie Clark was often referred to as the "Father" of the present San Gabriel school building.

Back in the early thirities [sic], as president of the San Gabriel Independent School District, he was primarily responsible for the construction of the beautiful school building of native rock, located directly in front of the Christian Church where on Wednesday many friends, neighbors and the youths of the community paid final homage to the man who had automatically become a central figure of his community. All had held deep affection for him through close association, and for the helpfulness and friendly advice he had given, especially to the youths.

During the Roosevelt regime, when the Public Works Administration program was set up, Mr. Clark sought and got help for a number of boys through the National Youth Administration which enabled them to finish their high school work.

It has been said that on numerous occasions when a boy was without funds for lunch, which was often the case. Mrs. Clark would tactfully "hire" the lad to do his driving, as he attended to his many civic and community interest, thus avoiding embarrassment to the boy.

Jamie Clark was not a lonely man, even though he lived a quiet life. He was called upon time and time again by boys seeking help and advice, or perhaps just to visit and converse with this genial man who was seldom seen alone, and whom they had all learned to love.

When any community project was started, they needed only to call on Jamie Clark who would quickly recruit support, and a program seldom fell short under his supervision.

In the March of Dimes drive, now underway, Clark had to withdraw, but the thought of standing by idle proved too much and he immediately asked for another assignment in the campaign.

Jamie Clark had practically lived his entire life in San Gabriel. He is survived by an adopted son, Nathan Clark of Thorndale, four sisters, Mr. W. W. Terry, Mrs. Winnie Herron, Mrs. Leah W. Anness, all of San Gabriel, and Mrs. A. B. Cairns of Dallas and one brother, Harry Clark of Thorndale, also two grandchildren.

Article Image Found online - The Portal to Texas History - and Transcribed by:
Sarah Locklin Taylor (#46921363)


Inscription

JAMIE L. CLARK
AUG. 5, 1888 JAN. 18, 1954

GIVEN IN MEMORY OF UNSELFISH SERVICE TO
SAN GABRIEL SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY BY THE SCHOOL BOARDS FROM 1935-1955


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