George Willard/Wellington Clarke

Birth Name George Willard/Wellington Clarke
Gender male
Age at Death more than 45 years, 11 months, 19 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth September 29, 1867 Prince Edward Island, Canada   1a 2
Census April 4, 1881 Lot 29, Prince Edward Island, Canada 1881 Theophilus Clark household 3
General

1881; Census Place: Lot 29, Queens, Prince Edward Island; Roll: C_13163; Page: 57; Family No: 234. (ancestry.com)
found by looking for Albert and restricting it to the 1881 Canadian Census.
enumerated as of April 4, 1881

Thearloft Clark 62, Laborer, married,
Milison Clark 36,
Wilward Clark 13,
Albert Clark 11,
Elamay Clark 8,
Charles Clark 6,

All were Wesleyan Methodist. All were English. All were born in PEI. All four children were in school.

Residence April 4, 1881 Lot 29, Prince Edward Island, Canada Lot 29 3
General

Lot 29

Religion April 4, 1881 Prince Edward Island, Canada Wesleyan Methodist 3
General

Wesleyan Methodist

Immigration 1883   Immigration of George W. Clarke 1a
Residence 1889 Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 1 Ward St  
General

Malden City Directory
1890 Clark, William, steam fitter, boards 1 Ward

Residence 1891 Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 1 Ward St and/or 208 Washington  
General

Either or both of these listings could be for George W Clarke
Somerville City Directory
1892 Clark, Willey, steam fitter, boards 208 Washington
1892 Clark, William, steam fitter, boards 1 Ward

Residence December 31, 1891 Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States   4
Occupation December 31, 1891   steam fitter 4
General

steam fitter

Residence 1894 Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 25 Welch  
General

1895 Malden City Directory
Wellington Clarke, steam pipe fitter, house 25 Welch, E.
[note: the E stands for the Edgeworth neighborhood of Malden, not for Everett]

Occupation 1894   steam pipe fitter  
General

steam pipe fitter

Residence November 19, 1895 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 1 Broadway 5a
General

1 Broadway

Residence November 24, 1899 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 1 Broadway 6
General

1 Broadway

Occupation November 24, 1899   steam fitter 6
General

steam fitter

Census June 1, 1900 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 1900 George W Clarke household 1a
General

1900 Federal Census for Cambridge, MA (Middlesex Co.)
Vol 37, Enum. Dist. 688, Sheet 16, Line 4.
renting at 1 Broadway, Cambridge:

Clark, George W., Sept 1866, 33, married 8 years, born: Prince Edward Island, parents also, arrived 1883, alien, steam-fitter, 5 months unemployed in past year, can read and write
Clark, Jane E., April 1868, 32, three children, all living, born in Nova Scotia, parents also, arrived 1884, can read and write
Clark, Millicent, born June 1893, age 6, born in MA.
Clark, Maud R., born Nov 1895, age 4, born in MA.
Clark, Eva M., born Nov 1899, age 7/12, born in MA.

"United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9RB-HJ7 : accessed 30 Sep 2013), Millicent Clark in entry for George Clark, 1900.

Residence June 1, 1900 Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 1 Broadway 1a
General

1 Broadway

Occupation June 1, 1900   steam fitter 1a
General

steam fitter

Naturalization November 9, 1903 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States   7
General

United States New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906

Soundex: C462
Clarke, George W
Address: 1 Broadway, Cambridge
Certificate No.: 3-1580
Title and location of court: DC Cambridge, Massachusetts
Country of Birth: Prince Edward Island
When born: September 29, 1867
Date of naturalization: November 9, 1903

"United States New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VXRS-J75 : accessed 30 Sep 2013), George W Clarke, 1903.

Residence November 9, 1903 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 1 Broadway 2
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1 Broadway

Residence November 23, 1907 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 249 Sixth St 8
General

249 Sixth St

Residence September 17, 1913   alive, somewhere 5
General

alive, somewhere

Death after September 17, 1913     9
Burial     Burial of George W. Clarke  

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Theophilus ClarkeNovember 25, 1813before 1911
Mother Millicent SteadmanOctober 29, 1848
         George Willard/Wellington Clarke September 29, 1867 after September 17, 1913
    Brother     Albert Clarke about 1870
    Sister     Ella May Clarke February 1873 October 14, 1914
    Brother     Charles Henry Clarke September 10, 1876
    Brother     Cyrenius Clarke
    Brother     Johnson/Johnston Clarke Clarke July 10, 1883
    Sister     Melinda Clarke about April 10, 1885 September 5, 1907

Families

    Family of George Willard/Wellington Clarke and Elizabeth J. Aylward
Married Wife Elizabeth J. Aylward
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage December 31, 1891 Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States   1a 10 11
General

Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915 (at ancestry.com)

Additions to and corrections in the copies of Records returned to the Secretary of the Commonwealth from the City of Somerville, for the year 1891

December 31, 1891 [the date "21" was scratched out]
William Clark, residence: Somerville, 24, steam fitter, born in Pr. Edw. Island. Parents: Theophilus, and Milicent (Steadman)
Jennie Elwood, residence: Somerville, 25, no occupation, born in Five Islands, N.S. Parents: Thomas and Jane
First marriage for both
By Rev. Geo. W. Durell, Somerville.

Recorded January 11, 1892

and
"Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/23BH-9ZX : accessed 01 Oct 2013), William Clark and Jennie Elwood, 1891.
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Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915
Marriages Registered in the City of Somerville for the year 1891

#487
Amended Nov 7, 1900, ALB
Add Eut 6:709
something to do with volume 6, page 709

December 31, 1891 [the date "21" was scratched out]
William Clark, residence: Somerville, 24, steam fitter, born in Pr. Edw. Island. Parents: Theophilus and Milicent (Steadman)
Jennie Elwood, residence: Somerville, 25, born in Five Islands, N.S. Parents: Thomas and Jane.
First marriage for both
By Rev. Geo. W. Durell, Somerville.

 

Recorded January 11, 1892
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Mr.Durrell was Episcopalian:
1895 Somerville City Directory
Durrell, George W. (Epis.), 137 Summer

  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Millicent J. ClarkeJune 13, 1893October 2, 1918
Maud Rebecca “Marion” ClarkeNovember 19, 1895September 8, 1976
Eva Mae ClarkeNovember 24, 1899February 2, 1968

Narrative

Timeline:
1889 Somerville, 1 Ward St
1891 Somerville, 1 Ward or 208 Washington
1894 Malden,, 25 Welch St
1895 Cambridge, 1 Broadway

Not found in Everett City Directory for 1889. No other Everett Directories at ancestry.com for this time period.
Not found in Medford City Directory 1890, 1893. no other relevant directories at ancestry.com
Not found in Somerville City Directory for 1887, 1889, 1891, 1893, 1894
Not found in Malden City Directory for 1891, 1892, 1893, 1897
Not found in Cambridge City Directory 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896

Somerville City Directory
1890 Clark, William, steam fitter, boards 1 Ward
1892 Clark, Willey, steam fitter, boards 208 Washington
1892 Clark, William, steam fitter, boards 1 Ward

Malden City Directory
1895 Wellington Clarke, steam pipe fitter, house 25 Welch, E.
[note: the E stands for the Edgeworth neighborhood of Malden, not for Everett]

From November 1895 until 1906, the family
lived at 1 Broadway, Cambridge. In 1907 they were living at 249 Sixth
St., Cambridge.[20] In the 1907 Cambridge City Directory, 1 Broadway
was vacant. In 1908 it was not listed. 1 Broadway, Cambridge, is now
a commercial property, an office building. It is near the Charles
River and MIT.

Regarding George W., Grace said: "He had epilepsy and took grand mal
seizures. He could not work and went to pieces when his wife died."

Was George W. still alive in 1913? He is the informant on Maud's
birth record, and the date of record was not until 17 Sept 1913.
Also, Millicent's baby Charles died in October 1913 and was buried in
her mother's grave in Cambridge Cemetery. George W. is the owner of this
grave, according to cemetery records. Wouldn't Millicent need the
permission of the owner of the grave to bury someone there? Or was
she able to prove he had died and she was one of his heirs?

Is he one of these men:

1910 and 1913 and 1916 Cambridge City Directory
Clark George, janitor, rms 53 Essex

1910 Census: In Ward one of Cambridge, "Head", W[hite],
M[ale], 42, S[ingle], born in Canada OL, parents born in
Canada OL, an alien, immigrated 1891-1895.

1910 Census: Clarke, George W., M, W, 29, Wd, naturalized
citizen, born about 1881, immigrated in 1884, born in PEI
and parents born in PEI, inmate At Bridgewater State Farm,
Prison Department.

He is listed nowhere else in Eastern Massachusetts in 1910.

Is he this man:

George Clark, died December 27, 1924, at Boston City
Hospital of pneumonia, age 45?, buried February 26, 1925 in
Mount Hope Cemetery.

There are no other deaths that match him in Eastern Massachusetts up
to 1940.

Pedigree

  1. Theophilus Clarke
    1. Millicent Steadman
      1. George Willard/Wellington Clarke
        1. Elizabeth J. Aylward
          1. Millicent J. Clarke
          2. Maud Rebecca “Marion” Clarke
          3. Eva Mae Clarke
      2. Albert Clarke
      3. Ella May Clarke
      4. Charles Henry Clarke
      5. Cyrenius Clarke
      6. Johnson/Johnston Clarke Clarke
      7. Melinda Clarke

Source References

  1. 1900 United States Census
      • Page: Bangor, ED 76, sheet 1B, family 10
      • Citation:

        "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMLR-Z6W : accessed 19 June 2018), Lorenzo C Drew in household of Stillman C Drew, Bangor city Ward 4, Penobscot, Maine, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 76, sheet 1B, family 10, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,597.

  2. Naturalization Card for George W. Clarke, see naturalization event
  3. 1881 Census of Canada
  4. Marriage Record of George W Clarke and Elizabeth J Aylward
  5. Birth Record of Maude Clarke
      • Page: Volume 15, Folio 83, Record 2564
  6. Birth Record of Eva Mae Clarke
  7. United States New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906
  8. Mass Register of Vital Records, Death: Death Record of Elizabeth J. Aylward
  9. Daughter's birth record
  10. Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920
  11. Massachusetts Marriage Records