William David Clark
My great-grandfather, William David Clark, was born 14 November 1847 at Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. He was the oldest child of Sanford and Mary Jane (Dumprope) Clark, who were married at Ontario, Canada and shortly thereafter moved to Wisconsin. William was known by many as "Dave", and to nieces and nephews as "Uncle Bill".
|Dave & Amelia Clark|
Dave and Amelia were parents of eight children, seven of whom lived to adulthood: Sanford, Charles "Charlie", Charlotte "Lottie", Hannah, John, Georgianna "Georgie", and James. Their youngest, Daisy, died soon after birth.
|Children of Dave & Amelia Clark:|
Sanford, Georgie, James,
Lottie, John & Hannah
|Sanford, Charlie & John Clark|
|Dave with son Sanford and granddaughter Helen|
The one recurrent description I have heard of my great-grandfather was that he had a bad temper, and wasn't always known to treat Amelia kindly.
Later in life, Dave and Amelia lived for a time with my grandparents, Sanford and Eva on their farm; and after Amelia's death, Dave lived with their daughter Charlotte and Chan Schuyler for his remaining year.
William David Clark passed away on 26 November 1935, and was buried next to his wife of 52 years at the Claybanks cemetery. It is a peaceful little cemetery, high atop a hill overlooking Lake Michigan.
|Clay Banks Cemetery|
|Obituary from Door County|
Advocate, 29 Nov. 1935