CENSUS: 1900 Census for Richardson County, NE., Barada Precinct, lists Jesse Clark as head of household, with wife Delia and son James, born May 1900 in NE. Jasper Clark is listed, next door as head of household, 33 yoa, born Iowa, with his mother, Elizabeth, 61 yoa, born Iowa.
CENSUS: 1920 census for Scotts Bluff Nebraska, lists Jasper Clark as 57 years old, with wife Mary, 2-step children; Archie and Lafayette and a son Ralph. It lists him as being born in Iowa, and his parents both born in Pennsylvania,
3. Jesse (Jess) Grant CLARK
DEATH: Jesse died as the result of a dynamite explosion while blowing out tree stumps, which was witnessed by two of his son's Bob and Jim. He died 13 days later from his injuries. (Unofficial version; He was dynamiting fish in the river and the dynamite had a fast fuse)
BIOGRAPHY: Family folklore says; While Jesse and his family were in route to relocate, from Adair County, IA., to some point in western NE or KS, they were crossing the Missouri River from Aspenswell MO. to St. DeRoin NE. on a ferry when one of the two oxen they had was pitched into the river and was lost. Upon searching for the oxen they found it deceased and washed up on a sandy waste bar on the NE. side of the river, just south of the Indian Cave. Thus, not being able to travel any further with just one ox, they took up residence on the waste bar, which later became known as Clark Island. That waste bar in 2002 is the most valuable farm land in the state, selling upwards of 3K and acre, if it was for sale.
Census: 1900 Census for Richardson County, NE., Barada Precinct, lists Jesse Clark as head of household, with wife Delia and son James, born May 1900 in NE. Jasper Clark is listed, next door as head of household, 33 yoa, born Iowa, with his mother, Elizabeth, 61 yoa, born Iowa.
Newspaper Article: Anita Tribune Thursday March 8 1906 - the infant child Almeda, born June 3, 1904, d. 1 yr 9 mos daughter of Mr and Mrs Jesse Clark died at the home of J. P. Jones Sunday and was buried Monday in the Everegreen Cemetery in Anita - the services being held at the M E Church.
Note by DelC: Apparently, Jesse and his family moved to NE prior to 1900, moved back to IA prior to 1906 and then moved back to NE about 1915.
8. Gladys Luella CLARK
BIOGRAPHY: Gladys was always a hard worker and died while working in her garden. She had a large strawberry and raspberry patch till the day she died. She had ESP and seemed to always know when someone was coming to visit.
BIOGRAPHY: BIOGRAPHY: Aramatha, sister to Glady's husband, had three sets of twins, Pearl and Earl, Lorene and Geraldine, and died giving birth to twins that were both still born. Lorene and Geraldine were then raised by Gladys, for several years, until they returned to live with there father.
MARRIAGE: Gladys and her sister, Annetta, married Cochran brothers, Samuel and Franklin.
Samuel White COCHRAN
BIOGRAPHY: Samuel was a hard worker all his life. At 75 years of age, he could still outwork his 18-year-old son.
MARRIAGE: Sammuel and his brother, Frank, married Clark sisters, Gladys and Annetta.
9. Russell Grant CLARK
BIOGRAPHY: Russell was an ironworker for years, until he was killed in a fall from the Dalles Dam in 1955. When he was 18 yrs old, he was in on a bank robbery in Nemaha, Ne., was caught and spent time in prison. Legend has it, he was floating down the Missouri River, holding onto a log, while lawmen were shooting at him. Don't guess they hit him. He later served in the armed service. He never married.
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11. Frieda CLARK
BIOGRAPHY: Freida was an excellent seamstress, worked in Falls City as a Taxi driver, and in the shipyards during WWII at Portland Or. She never married. She would tie a gunnysack on the spoke of the tire rim/wheel of her Model-T. Then she would drive down the country road and watch the dogs as they chased her car and caught hold of the gunnysack as it flopped in the air. The dog's would bite at the gunnysack, their teeth would get caught in the sack and the dogs would go rolling. (Never ever hurt any of the dogs - maybe weakened some of their teeth. Was said to have set the schoolhouse on fire in Barada, because she was expelled from the sixth grade.
12. Robert (Bob) Paul CLARK Clark
BIOGRAPHY: Bob liked to hunt, especially bear and deer. He witnessed a dynamite explosion that resulted in the death of his father. He was a well driller, and supervisor on a Pile Driving crew most of his life. He played the fiddle, and was one of the few remaining square dance callers.
Pearl May OUSLEY
BIRTH: Pearl was the twin sister of Earl Faye Ousley, who died at birth. She loved kids and was always babysitting. She liked sewing, and gardening.
14. Ida Lenora CLARK
BIOGRAPHY: Ida, was a great seamstress & quilt maker. Her father wanted a boy when she was born, so he nick named her Mike. Ida and sister, ilah, herded 79 head of cattle from Barada to Clark Island on horseback, a distance of about 8 miles.
John (Tiny) William THOMPSON
BIOGRAPHY: John, "Tiny", was a pile driver, and restaurant owner. He was a good cook. He made up a song called Old Blue. He taught pile driving at Portland Community College. He had typhoid fever as a child.
15. Betty CLARK
MARRIAGE: Betty's first husband, Harold, was her first cousin, son of Dora (Lehmiller) Miller. He died of T.B. in 1955. Betty was a seamstress and liked to knit and croquet.
18. Annetta (Blanch) CLARK
MARRIAGE: Annetta and her sister, Gladys, married Cochran brothers, Franklin and Samuel.
Franklin (Frank) Millard COCHRAN
MARRIAGE: Franklin and his brother, Samuel, married Clark sisters, Annetta and Gladys.
The Anita, IA. Tribune - Thursday March 8 1906 -
"Almeda Clark, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Clark, born June 3 1904, died at 1 yr 9 mo's, died at the home of J P Jones Sunday and was buried Monday in Evergreen Cemetery in Anita, IA, the services being held at the M E Church.”
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