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

William Clark

The Family of William and Almeda Clark - L to R - front seat: Edgar, William E. and Joseph Clark - Back seat: Almeda, Irving, Dorris and Milton Clark



William Elisha Clark was born May 9, 1876 in the town of Veteran, Chemung County, New York. William and his parents, Eugene and Sarah Harding Clark, moved to Michigan in 1892. Almeda McDougall was born June 24, 1880 in Brant, Saginaw County, Michigan.


William and Almeda were married November 15, 1899 in Chesaning, Saginaw County, Michigan.

William and Almeda moved to Lakefield Township, in 1902, where they owned and operated an 80 acre farm in Section 28 on Nelson Road. After the women's suffrage movement passed, Almeda was one of the first women to register to vote on February 15, 1919 in Lakefield Township


William and Almeda's children were:

  1. Joseph William Clark was born May 9, 1901 and married Blanch Gotts.

  2. Dorris M. Clark married George W. Dixon and then Clifford Boyce.

  3. Irving McDougall Clark married Edna Baumgartner.

  4. Milton Alexander Clark was born January 6, 1912 and married Mildred Short.

  5. Edgar George Clark was born February 27, 1914 and married Marie Short.


William died March 15, 1930 and Almeda died August 3, 1956. They are both buried in the Lakefield Cemetery.

SOURCES: William Clark's death record; Almeda Clark's death record and information from Almeda Francetic.

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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