Thursday, November 27, 2014

Photo Feature: David Ulysses Clark

This week's photo is especially exciting for me because:
  1. this is my great-grandfather 
  2. I had no idea what he looked like before finding this photo on Ancestry in September, and 
  3. this beard is AMAZING! What a way to end Movember!

David Ulysses Clark - 1873-1947 
My grandfather didn't have much to say about his side of the family. I don't know much about what they were like, but in most of the census records David's occupation is listed as some kind of woodworker or laborer in a furniture factory, or as a sawyer. He was born in Kentucky, and moved a few times, showing up in Ohio, Kentucky, and Arkansas over the years.

As you can see from the note on the page about "My Sixteen" I also don't have any solid proof tying David to his ancestors, though Joel Clark would be the most likely candidate. Perhaps if I can figure out this DNA stuff, we can find an answer to that question.

According to my source, Gail, this photo was taken in Ashland, Kentucky, in 1942. Her grandmother was David's daughter Alma. The Ashland City Directory for that year listed David U and Vicie, my great-grandmother, living at 2200 1/2 Blackburn Ave.

In 1947, he died in Pulaski, Arkansas at the age of 74, and was buried in Benton.

Profile of the blogger
as a middle aged man
 If you're following the rest of my posts, you might have noticed that I label them (labels at the bottom) with categories so you can quickly find, say, all of the "Callin" posts that will appear over time.

WTHAT = "Who the Heck Are They?" These are pictures that I have in my physical possession whose subjects are unknown to me. I'm hoping the Internet will recognize them, and maybe someone will let me know who they are.

GBOH = "Great Beards of History!" As a proud beard owner, I love finding examples of stunning facial hair in the family. Yes, sometimes, I will use this to share amazing moustaches, as well.

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