More Clarke Reminders

Those Clarkes of mine really liked interesting names. Names you won’t find in the personalized pencil display at Michael’s. I shared Zora here. Today another Clarke with a less-than-ordinary name appeared on my Family Tree Maker calendar. On this day in 1990 Lyman John Clake died in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida. Lyman was my 72…

Clarke Reminders

Franklin Whitfield Blake died on this day in 1955. Frank and I don’t share any DNA, but he does reside in a branch of my family tree. Seeing him on my Family Tree Maker calendar was a reminder to take another look at that somewhat neglected branch. Franklin Whitfield Blake married Zora Susan Clarke 05 Apr…

And then there were none

In the 1870 census, the Clark family of Funkstown Maryland looked like many families of their time. As the head of the household, Morgan was a shoemaker. His wife Susan stayed home to take care of their eight children: The next census tells a drastically different story: Morgan lived with his sister Henrietta and her…

August Anniversaries

My paternal grandparents Harold Clarke MUELLER and Frances Lois MANGELS were married in Chicago on the 24th of August in 1930. Other August anniversaries in my family tree include: Susan E BERG and Elmer Eugene CLARKE were married for more than 60 years. Their wedding took place in Chicago 03 August 1892. Widower James WALTON…