Walter Jackson Clark was born 31 January 1862 in the Town of Marlborough, Ulster County, New York. His father was Walter Halsey Clark. Walter Jackson Clark was a graduate of Union Theological seminary in New York City.  He then served as Office Secretary for the Student Volunteers from 1891-1893.
He married Nettie Ransom 12 July 1893 at Hillsdale, Michigan. 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.
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." 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.
Walter died 30 December 1947 in Bangalore, Madras, India at the age of 85. Nettie died a year later.
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