Walter Clark

Walter Jackson Clark (1862 - 1947)

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Walter Jackson Clark
Born in Milton, Ulster, New York, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 12 Jul 1893 in Hillsdale, Michigan, United Statesmap
Died in Bangalore, Karnātaka, Indiamap
Profile last modified 27 Aug 2019 | Last significant change: 27 Aug 2019
22:54: David Pierce added Ruth Evelyn Clark (1894-1972) as child for Walter Jackson Clark (1862-1947). [Thank David for this]
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Biography

Walter Jackson Clark was born 31 January 1862 in the Town of Marlborough, Ulster County, New York. His father was Walter Halsey Clark.[1] Walter Jackson Clark was a graduate of Union Theological seminary in New York City. [2] He then served as Office Secretary for the Student Volunteers from 1891-1893.

He married Nettie Ransom 12 July 1893 at Hillsdale, Michigan.[3] They were the parents of Ruth Evelyn (1894-1972); ;Leila Mott (1896-1983); Ransom Clark (1897-1898); Milton Walter (1899-1968); Estelle Cyrena (1901-1984); and Geraldine Marie (1901-1993). Their children were born in Lahore, India. Walter and Nettie were both to become missionaries and were assigned to the Ludhiana Mission in India, a mission associated with the Presbyterian Church.

After their marriage, the family moved to Punjab, India, as missionaries, and later to Lahore in present day Pakistan. After serving in India for 26 years, they returned to the United States in 1918 for about a year, and then returned to India.[4]

Both Walter and Nettie made additional trips back to the United States to help raise support for their efforts. In May 1902, Walter visited Cleveland, Ohio, to seek support for his work. "Many members of the First Presbyterian congregation gathered at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Cushing on Wayward street Saturday night to meet the Rev. Walter J. Clark, missionary at Ambala City, India, who is supported in that field by the Old Stone Church. The occasion was an informal reception for the members of the church and the friends of Mr. Clark's work."[5] In April 1903, Nettie attended the national convention of the Young Women's Christian Association, where she spoke at the finance meeting and urged expanding the missionary work in India.[6]

Walter died 30 December 1947 in Bangalore, Madras, India at the age of 85.[7] Nettie died a year later.

Sources

  1. "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV5B-JTGX : 16 March 2018), Walter Jackson Clark, 1919; citing Passport Application, Ohio, United States, source certificate #114801, Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925, 904, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. History and Genealogy of Samuel Clark, Sr., and His Descendants from ..., Part 2, by Edgar Warner Clark, page 54.
  3. "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3NP-998 : 15 January 2019), Walter J. Clark and Nettie Dunn, 1893.
  4. Moody Students Discover Missionary Connections Present, and Future. 6 March 2017.
  5. Cleveland Leader, Monday, May 5, 1902, Cleveland, Ohio, page 10.
  6. Cleveland Leader, Sunday, April 19, 1903, Cleveland, Ohio, page 7.
  7. "India Deaths and Burials, 1719-1948," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGRW-VZQ : 11 February 2018), Walter Jackson Clark, 30 Dec 1947; citing Bangalore, Madras, India; index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 527,433.


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