Wallace Floyd Clark

Born:Jan 22 1897 In:  near Canadian, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, USA
Died:Dec 9 1948 (at age 51)In:  McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, USA
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Immediate family

Mary Rosetta Clark (born Langham)
His wife
Elsie Mildred Holmes (born Clark)
His daughter
Floyd Karlton Clark
His son
Mary Louise Clark
His daughter
Jewell Clark
His daughter
Elizabeth Jean Clark
His daughter
<Private> Clark
His child
<Private> Petteway (born Clark)
His child
Wallace Monroe Clark
His father
Rosetta Katherine (Katie) Clark (born Williams)
His mother
Alpha Myrtle Clark
His sister
Andrew Easley "Boss" Clark
His brother
Ira Odell Clark
His brother
Arthur Lloyd Clark
His brother
Lucious Clifford Clark
His brother
Cleo Calvert Clark
His brother
Alta Pearl Clark
His sister
Eugene Glenn Clark
His brother
Omega Lewallen Clark
His sister
    

Work

Apr 1 1930
 Oil field lease
 As a young adult, worked at C. W. Bush General Store, Crowder, OK

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Biography

"Pittsburg County People and Places",

copyright 1997. Published by the Pittsburg Co. Historical Society.

On Jan 22, 1897, Wallace Monroe Clark and Rosetta Katherine (Williams) Clark

had a son named Wallace Floyd Clark. He grew up

around Canadian and Crowder, OK. As a young adult, he worked at C.W. Bush's

general store in Crowder. In 1918, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, but

was discharged after a few months when WWI ended. (2) On Dec 25, 1918 Floyd

married Mary Rosetta Langham who was born July 11, 1900 near Indianola,

I.T. She was the daughter of John Dial and Georgia Carolina Bruce Langham.

Floyd and Mary farmed for a few years. On Oct 2, 1923, a highly productive

oil well was drilled near Cromwell, OK. About 10,000 people moved into and

around the little town to work the oil fields. Floyd and Mary moved there in

1924 with their 2 children: Floyd Karlton born Sept 28, 1921 and Elsie Mildred

born Oct 18, 1919. Another child, Ruby Beatrice was born Sept 24, 1928. In 1929

they moved to a community called Slick City in Ofuskee Co., OK. Their next

child, John Wallace was born there on Jan 4, 1932.

Floyd worked in the oil fields at various locations and owned a

wholesale gas company in Wilburton for a short time in the early 1930's. In 1940, they

moved to McAlester where they owned a grocery store at the corner of Main and

Monroe from Sept 1940 until December 1947.

The famly moved to an acreage at Krebs in December 1947. Floyd became

sick about the middle of 1948 and the doctors could not understand the

nature of his illness. In December he was advised that he had been elected to his

lodge's highest office. He declined to accept because of his health. A few

days later, the doctors performed exploratory surgery and discovered he had a

serious kidney disease. He died on Dec 9, 1948.

He was buried in the Masonic section of Oak Hill Cemetery in his Masonic

apron and Shrine fez. Floyd would have appreciated his obituary. It

mentioned his Masonic activies and listed almost 30 of his Masonic brothers as

pall bearers and honorary pall bearers.

 


James Clerke 1485-1554 and Elizabeth (Ferrers) Clerke 1466-1558 were 13 Generation ancestors of  Mary Rosetta Langham

AND were 14 Generation ancestors of Wallace Floyd Clark.   

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