Pilgrim Jim's Treasure Field
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:21 KJV

GROVER CLEVELAND CLARK (BERIAH M., CHARLES W., JOHN K.) was born September 02, 1889 in Earlington, Hopkins Co., KY, and died July 12, 1963 in Niles, Berrien Co., MI. He married STELLA MAE BUTLER December 09, 1913 in Home of the bride, Essex, Stoddard Co., MO, daughter of PHILLIP W. BUTLER and ELVIRA ELLEN BRENDEL. Stella was born December 24, 1895 in Greenbrier, Bollinger Co., MO, and died December 17, 1991 in Niles, Berrien Co., MI.

When my Father, Grover Cleveland Clark who went by the name "Cleve",  was 8 to 12 years old he made Hot Tamales at home and took them down to the coal mines in the Earlington, KY area and sold them to the workers. I recall in later years that he could still make good tamales. They were wrapped in corn husks and tasted good. Cleve moved from Kentucky to Stoddard County, Missouri in the early 1900's.  Cleve worked in the lead mines near Elvins, Missouri during most of the 1920's. Cleve and Stella moved their family to Clio, Michigan in the late 1920's and Dad worked for the Chevrolet Company until the depression changed so many life styles and dreams in 1929. Dad and Mom moved back to Missouri, near Bernie, after Dad lost his job at Chevrolet. Cleve Clark had some tough times and probably learned some hard lessons during his life but I remember him advising me always to do the right thing. I can still remember his words, "Just do what's right, Son." I'm sure that advice stemmed from lessons that he had learned.


CHARLES CLARK,  Stillborn,  May 16, 1914, Essex, Stoddard Co., MO .

CLARENCE CLARK, b. May 23, 1915, Essex, Stoddard Co., MO; d. July 24, 1917, Essex, Stoddard Co., MO.

ETHEL MARIE CLARK, b. August 15, 1917, Essex, Stoddard Co., MO.
d. October 26, 2006 at Cass County Medical Facility on Hospital Road, Cassopolis, Michigan. Burial at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens, Niles, Michigan. Full name at death, Ethel Marie Clark, Goble, Gorham. Ethel was married to Raymond Gobble in the 1930s and they had four children, Kenneth,  Doyle, Maxine and Alfred.  Raymond Gobble died in the 1940s. Several years later, Ethel married Keith Gorham.

TRUMAN CECIL CLARK, b. April 14, 1920, Morehouse, Stoddard Co., MO; d. June 17, 1921.

VIRGINIA LEE CLARK, b. Elvins, St. Francois Co., MO. d.  May 22, 2012

EUGENE LEWIS CLARK, b. Elvins, St. Francois Co., MO. d.  September 2, 2014  Note:  September 2, was our Father's birthday (Grover)

HOWARD JUNIOR CLARK, b. June 19, 1927, Elvins, St. Francois Co., MO; d. October 14, 1991, Orlando, FL.

DOROTHY JEAN CLARK, b. January 01, 1930, Clio, Genesee Co., MI; d. February 28, 1931.

JAMES LLOYD CLARK, b. Bernie, Stoddard Co., MO.

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