Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan

Joseph Clark

The photo is of a young Joseph (right) with his younger sister, Dorris Clark and his baby brother, Irving Clark.



Joseph William Clark was born on May 9, 1901 to William Elisha and Almeda McDougall Clark. He married Blanche Gotts on October 5, 1921. Blanche was born August 2, 1903 and was the daughter of Fred E. and Isabell Smart Gotts. Blanche was a student of the Byrnes School in Lakefield Township, which was located on the NE Corner of Swan Creek and Fenmore Roads.

Joe and Blanche's children are:

1. Almeda Isabel Clark who married Charles Francetic.

2. Josephine Esther Clark who married John Coppens.

3. William Fred Clark who married Lois LaDuke.

4. Robert G. Clark who married Frances Clark.


Joe and Blanche owned and operated a farm and a business called Lakefield Farm and Tile Supply in Lakefield Township. They were lifelong residents of Lakefield Township and member of the Lakefield Wesleyan Church, the Merrill O. E. S. # 295. Joe was a member of the Farm Bureau and the Merrill Mason Lodge # 411, F & A M.


Joe and Blanche passed away on May 10, 1975 near Fort Myers, Florida. They are both buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.



SOURCES: Almeda Clark Francetic and Della Miller McKay's obituary collection.

Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris;   Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell,  sitting on the wood pile.    Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman.     photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.



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