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Family HistoryFamily History - John Leonard Clark

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Key:1.“+” preceding a child’s name indicates the child has their own paragraph in the next generation.
 2.“born xxxx” indicates the child is under 18 years of age and the birth date is known but withheld.
This family history features John Leonard Clark and 63 of his descendants down to the fourth generation.


First Generation
1. John Leonard Clark,1 born 14 August 1875 in Chesterfield, New London County, Connecticut, the son of William E. Clark and Francina Czrina Tooker;1, 2, 3 died 25 May 1945 in Palmertown, New London County, Connecticut.3, 4 John married, ca. 1899, Elizabeth Chapel4, 5 (born 18 August 1877 in Chesterfield, New London County, Connecticut, the daughter of Harris T. Chapel and Margaret Adamson;3 Elizabeth died 8 February 1967 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut3). John and Elizabeth are buried in Comstock Cemetery, Montville, New London County, Connecticut.3, 4

Child of Elizabeth Chapel, adopted by John Leonard Clark:

+2i. Clarissa ‘Clara’ Clark (born Douglass), born 12 November 1897 in East Lyme, New London County, Connecticut; died 17 May 1972 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut. Married Roy Nelson.
+3ii. Benjamin Henry Clark, born 11 November 1899 in Haddam, Connecticut; died 14 June 1962 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Married (1) Genevieve V. Jackson Married (2) Louise Myrtle Goff.
+4iii. Mary Elizabeth Clark, born 22 October 1900 in East Lyme, New London County, Connecticut; died 4 December 1959 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Married (1) Harry Ray Nelson Married (2) Elmer Oliver Hannaford.
+5iv. Earl C. Clark, born 20 August 1903 in Haddam, Connecticut; died 1 July 1966 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut. Married Wanda ‘Sally’ Pudlo.
+6v. Bertha May Clark, born 10 November 1904 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut; died 28 January 1981 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut. Married (1) Edward C. Gwiazdowski Married (2) Emil William Nadeau Partnered with (3) William Hanna Partnered with (4) John McPherson Married (5) Nathan Wilcox Wheeler.
+7vi. Mabel Clark, born 9 November 1907 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut; died 15 June 2004 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut. Partnered with (1) (unidentified) Married (2) William Guy Hartling, Sr..

  1. Draft Registration Card, World War I, John Leonard Clark, Card Number 1918.
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, Connecticut, Middlesex County, East Haddam, Enumeration District 73, Page No. 5, family of William E. Clark (29, Connecticut); wife Florence Z. Clark (26, Connecticut); son William M. Clark (9, Connecticut); son Herbert M. Clark (7, Connecticut); son John L. Clark (5, Connecticut); daughter Lettie B. Clark (4, Connecticut); son Louis F. Clark (1, Connecticut).
  3. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Elizabeth Chapel Clark, 9 February 1967.
  4. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, John Leonard Clark, 25 May 1945.
  5. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Connecticut, Middlesex County, Essex, Enumeration District 275, Sheet No. 25B.
Second Generation
2. Clarissa ‘Clara’ Clark (born Douglass)2 (John1), born 12 November 1897 in East Lyme, New London County, Connecticut;1, 2, 3 died 17 May 1972 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.1, 3, 4 Clara married, 1 August 1918 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, Roy Nelson8 (born 26 June 1894 in Prentice, Price County, Wisconsin, the son of Harry Nelson and Mary Tobias;5, 6, 7 Roy died 6 June 1948 in Rocky Hill, Hartford County, Connecticut7). Clara and Roy are buried in Comstock Cemetery, Montville, New London County, Connecticut.3, 6, 6, 7

Clara was a member of Huntington Street Baptist Church and the Auxiliaries of the John Coleman Prince Post, American Legion, and the Thames Valley Barracks, Veterans of World War I in New London, Connecticut.3

Roy served in the Coast Artillery Corps, Fifth Company as a corporal during World War I, and as a private first class in Company E, 118th Quartermaster Corps of the National Guard during World War II. He belonged to the John Coleman Prince post, American Legion, in New London, Connecticut. Roy was a member of the Huntington Street Baptist Church, also in New London. He was a truck driver for Pequot Coal Company, and previously employed at the Fort Trumbull branch of the University of Connecticut in the maintenance department.7

His World War II draft registration card dated 27 April 1942 indicates that he was in the U. S. Coast Guard at the Custom House, Bank Street, New London, Connecticut.9


+8i. John Lute Nelson, born 21 June 1921 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut; died 28 July 1961 in Preston, Montville, Connecticut. Married Ruby E. _____.
+9ii. Harrietta Mary ‘Harriet’ Nelson, born 13 January 1924 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; died 27 October 1986 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut. Married (1) Charles Hudson Obday, Jr. Married (2) Elmer Oliver Hannaford Married (3) Asa Douglas Oliver.
 10iii. Raymond Nelson, born 13 February 1925 in Michigan;10 died 15 August 1988 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.10
 11iv. Theodore E. Nelson, born 6 March 1929;11 died 12 April 1989 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.11

3. Benjamin Henry Clark2 (John1), born 11 November 1899 in Haddam, Connecticut;12, 13, 14 died 14 June 1962 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.14 Benjamin married, first, ca. 1921, Genevieve V. Jackson (born ca. 1901, the daughter of W. Eugene Jackson and (unidentified)15). Their marriage ended in divorce before 1930.16 Benjamin married, second, 27 May 1930 in Essex, Middlesex County, Connecticut, Louise Myrtle Goff14, 17 (born 14 May 1914 in Haddam, Connecticut, the daughter of Jeremiah R. Goff and Clara M. Brown;17, 18 Louise died 24 July 2008 in Uncasville, New London County, Connecticut18). Benjamin is buried in Comstock Cemetery, Montville, New London County, Connecticut.14 Louise is buried in Comstock Cemetery, Montville, New London County, Connecticut.19

Benjamin was a truck driver for 15 years for the Town of Montville, Highway Department. He was previously a garage mechanic for the New England Transportation Co. of New London for five years. He attended Union Baptist Church in Montville.14


+12i. Benjamin Eugene Clark, Sr., born 8 November 1922; died 10 May 2001 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Married Winifred Barbara ‘Winnie’ Goff.
+13i. Benjamin Henry ‘Cy’ Clark, Jr., born 2 September 1931 in Middletown, Connecticut; died 5 January 2011 in North Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina. Married (1) Matilda Patricia (née Peters) Fox Married (2) Patricia A. Fontaine.
+14ii. Walter Robert Clark, Sr., born 31 December 1933 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; died 5 July 2001 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Married Colleen Aloha Williams.

4. Mary Elizabeth Clark2 (John1), born 22 October 1900 in East Lyme, New London County, Connecticut;20, 21, 22 died 4 December 1959 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.22, 23 Mary married, first, 28 October 1919 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, Harry Ray Nelson25, 26 (born 26 June 1894 in Prentice, Price County, Wisconsin, the son of Harry Nelson and Mary Tobias21, 24, 25). Mary married, second, 24 November 1926 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, Elmer Oliver Hannaford28, 29 (born 21 November 1903 in Winthrop, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, the son of Thomas S. Hannaford and Adelaide Clarke;27, 28 Elmer died 5 September 1980 in Ledyard, Connecticut27). Mary is buried in Comstock Cemetery, Montville, New London County, Connecticut.22 Elmer is buried in Comstock Cemetery, Montville, New London County, Connecticut.27

Elmer served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a pay clerk. He is listed twice in the 1930 US Census, once with his first wife Mary and a second time as a crew member on the USS Champlain.28, 30


+15i. Dolores Ruth ‘Dee’ Nadeau, born 8 June 1938 in East Lyme, New London County, Connecticut; died 5 April 2012 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Married Randolph V. ‘Randy’ Fox.

5. Earl C. Clark2 (John1), born 20 August 1903 in Haddam, Connecticut;20, 31, 32 died 1 July 1966 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.31, 32 Earl married Wanda ‘Sally’ Pudlo32, 33 (born 14 July 1910 in Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, the daughter of Joseph Pudlo and Caroline _____;33 Sally died 14 July 2005 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut33). Earl is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.32 Sally is buried in Neipsic Cemetery, Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.33

6. Bertha May Clark2 (John1), born 10 November 1904 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut;34 died 28 January 1981 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.34 Bertha married, first, Edward C. Gwiazdowski34, 37 (born ca. 1902, the son of Andrew J. Gwiazdowski and Veronica Kozlowski;35 Edward died 192936). Bertha married, second, 25 January 1930 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, Emil William Nadeau38 (born ca. 1910 in Fall River, Massachusetts, the son of John Nadeau and Margaret Williams38). Bertha partnered with, third, ca. 1930, William Hanna39 (born ____, parents not determined). Bertha partnered with, fourth, ca. 1937, John McPherson (born ____, parents not determined). Bertha married, fifth, 31 October 1943 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, Nathan Wilcox Wheeler41 (born 8 December 1910 in Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut, the son of Nelson Woodward Wheeler and Flora Belle Young;40 Nathan died 23 September 1994 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut40). Bertha is buried in Westfield Cemetery, Danielson, Windham County, Connecticut.34 Edward is buried in St. Joseph Cemetery, Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.36

Bertha had six children from two marriages and two partnerships. The obituary for Bertha Wheeler names five of her children: sons Edward Gwiazdowski, Russell Nadeau, and Nathan Wilcox, and daughters Marge Anilowski and Shirley Botelho. Her daughter Dolores Fox is inexplicably not included.34

Her first marriage to Edward Gwiazdowski in the early 1920s produced one child, also named Edward Gwiazdowski, born in 1924. Her husband Edward died in 1929, and Bertha married Emil William Nadeau the next year. It is believe that Bertha and Emil had no children together, and that their marriage was short and ended in divorce. The cause may have been related to Bertha giving birth to daughter Marguerite (Marge) in late 1930, and to daughter Shirley in late 1931, both by William Hanna, who is identified as their father in Shirley’s obituary (she died in 2002). The same obituary also lists Marilyn Daniel as a sister of Shirley, but Marilyn is believed to be the daughter of William and a woman other than Bertha. William Hanna has not been found in any other records.

Neither Bertha, husband Emil, nor son Edward have been found in the 1930 census, and nothing more is known about Emil. Bertha is probably the Mrs. Bertha M. Nadeau shown in the 1933-37 city directories for New London, Connecticut.

Family sources indicate that Bertha had two children by John McPherson, although his name has not been found in any associated records. Their son Russell was born in 1937 in New London, and their daughter Dolores was born in 1938 in the Connecticut State Farm for Women, Niantic, (now York Correctional Institution) while Bertha was incarcerated there. Both Dolores and Russell were born with the Nadeau surname since Bertha continued to use her married name Nadeau until 1943 when she married Nathan W. Wheeler. Their son Nathan W. Wheeler, Jr., was born in 1945.

Nathan was a member of the Norwich Auxiliary Police and the American Polish Club in Montville. He was employed at Electric Boat in Groton.40


+16i. Edward Charles ‘Cochise’ Gwiazdowski, born 1 February 1924 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut; died 3 September 2000 in West Haven, Connecticut. Married Dorothy May (née Evans) Lacharite.
+17i. Marguerite ‘Marge’ Hanna, born 24 October 1930. Married Theodore L. Anilowski.
+18ii. Shirley Barbara Hanna, born 5 October 1931 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; died 12 November 2002 in Fall River, Massachusetts. Married James J. Botelho.
+19i. Russell John Nadeau, born 22 April 1937 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Married Sarah Ann ‘Sally’ Hart.
+20i. Nathan Woodard Wheeler, born 2 December 1945. Married (1) Barbara A. Ouimette Married (2) Linda M. Fletcher Married (3) Donna Marie Bode.

7. Mabel Clark2 (John1), born 9 November 1907 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut;42 died 15 June 2004 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.42 Mabel partnered with, first, (unidentified) (born ____, parents not determined). Mabel married, second, 5 May 1934 in New London, New London County, Connecticut, William Guy Hartling, Sr.44 (born 11 October 1907 in Port Dufferin, Nova Scotia, the son of William Hartling and Anna Hotchkiss;43, 44 William died 31 January 1989 in Waterford, New London County, Connecticut43, 44).

William was a truck driver for Adley Express in New London for many years. He retired in 1962. William was a member of the Union Methodist Church in New London.44


+21i. Lawrence Theodore Clark, born 5 February 1931 in Staten Island, New York. Married Joann Scovish.
+22i. William John Hartling, born 14 August 1935 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; died 25 March 1982 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut. Married Margery Elizabeth (née Collomore) Schuessler.
 23ii. Allan R. Hartling, born 17 June 1937 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut;45 died 17 March 2005 in Waterford, New London County, Connecticut.45 Allan worked in the restaurant field.45
+24iii. Elizabeth Ann Hartling, born 19 July 1938. Partnered with (1) Norman Cornelius Clifford Married (2) George William Stamm, Jr. Married (3) Thomas James Price, Jr. Married (4) William Lee Vallett Married (5) James Alden Bonville.

  1. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Clara Nelson, no. 043-03-0956
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Connecticut, Middlesex County, Essex, Enumeration District 275, Sheet No. 25B.
  3. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Clara Clark Nelson, 18 May 1972
  4. Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001, available at Ancestry.com. Clara Nelson, 17 May 1972
  5. Index of Births, Wisconsin Births 1820-1907, available at ancestry.com: Roy Nelson, 26 Jun 1894, Price County. [Roy is the twin of Ray (Harry) Nelson]
  6. Headstone, Comstock Cemetery, Montville, Connecticut, Nelson: Roy 1894-1948, Clara 1897-1972
  7. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Roy Nelson, 7 June 1948. The obituary lists his birth year as 1893 which is believed to be incorrect since several other sources list the year as 1894.
  8. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1918-00000096, marriage of Roy Nelson and Clara Clark
  9. Draft Registration Card, World War II, Roy Nelson, Serial Number U3023
  10. Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001, available at Ancestry.com. Raymond Nelson, 15 August 1988
  11. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Theodore E. Nelson, no. 040-22-8384
  12. Draft Registration Card, World War I, Benjamin Henry Clark, Card Serial Number 1359. His birth date is listed as Nov 11, 1899.
  13. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Connecticut, Middlesex County, Essex, Enumeration District 275, Sheet No. 25B. His birth date shows as November 1899 and age as 6/12 (i.e., 6 months old on 1 June 1900).
  14. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Benjamin Henry Clark, 14 June 1962. The obituary indicates his birth date as 11 November 1898 but the 1900 census and his WWI draft registration card give the year as 1899 which is considered more accurate.
  15. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, Connecticut, New Haven County, Town of Madison, Enumeration District 5, Sheet No. 2B. Family of George G. Densmore.
  16. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, Connecticut, New London County, Montville, Enumeration District 6-22, Sheet No. 13B. Family of John L. Clark.
  17. Marriage Certificate, State of Connecticut, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Town of Montville: Benjamin H. Clark and Louise M Goff, #1930-094. Copy viewed at Montville Town Hall. The certificate lists their places of birth and the names of their parents.
  18. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Louise M. Molyneux, no. 048-12-6386
  19. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Louise Goff Clark, 28 July 2008.
  20. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, Connecticut, New London County, Montville, Enumeration District 572, Sheet 14A
  21. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, Connecticut, New London County, Montville, Enumeration District 256, Sheet 9B, family of John L. Clark
  22. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Mary E. Hannaford, 4 December 1959
  23. Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001, available at Ancestry.com. Mary E. Hannaford, 4 December 1959
  24. Index of Births, Wisconsin Births 1820-1907, available at ancestry.com: Ray Nelson, 26 Jun 1894, Price County. [Ray, also known as Harry, is the twin of Roy Nelson]
  25. Marriage Certificate, State of Connecticut, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Town of Montville: Harry Nelson and Mary Clark, #1919-121. Copy viewed at Montville Town Hall.
  26. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1919-00000121, marriage of Harry Nelson and Mary Clark
  27. Death Certificate, Connecticut, Ledyard, Elmer Oliver Hannaford, 5 September 1980. Copy viewed at Ledyard Town Hall.
  28. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, New York, Richmond County, New York City, Enumeration District 435, Sheet 9B, Elmer and Mary Hannaford.
  29. Marriage Certificate, State of Connecticut, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Town of Montville: Elmer Hannaford and Mary Nelson, #1926-108. Copy viewed at Montville Town Hall.
  30. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, New York, Richmond County, New York City, Enumeration District 43-103, Sheet 8A, Coast Guard crew of the USS Champlain including Elmer O. Hannaford
  31. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Earl Clark, no. 040-18-3549
  32. Obituary, Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Earl Clark, 3 July 1966
  33. Obituary, Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Wanda Pudlo Clark, 22 July 2005
  34. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Bertha Wheeler, 29 January 1981
  35. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, Connecticut, New London County, Norwich, Enumeration District 537, Sheet 26B, family of Andrew and Veronica Gwiazdowski.
  36. Headstone, St. Joseph Cemetery, Norwich, Connecticut, Gwiazdowski: Andrew J., wife Veronica, son Frank, son Edward, and daughter Victoria.
  37. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Edward Charles Gwiazdowski, 13 September 2000. This is the obituary for the son of Bertha (Clark) and Edward C. Gwiazdowski.
  38. Marriage Certificate, State of Connecticut, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Town of Montville: Emil William Nadeau and Bertha Gwiazdowski, #1930-083. Copy viewed at Montville Town Hall. The certificate gives their ages and birth places, and the names of their parents.
  39. Obituary, Providence Journal, Providence, Rhode Island, Shirley B. (Hanna) Botelho, 14 November 2002
  40. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Nathan Wheeler, 25 September 1994
  41. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1943-00000044, marriage of Nathan Wilcox Wheeler and Bertha May Nadeau
  42. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Mabel Hartling, 17 June 2004
  43. Death Certificate, Connecticut, Montville, Certificate No. 1989-010, William G. Hartling. Copy viewed at the Montville Town Hall. His parents are listed as William Hartling and Anna Hotchkiss.
  44. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, William Guy Hartling, Sr., 1 February 1989
  45. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Allan R. Hartling, 19 March 2005
Third and Fourth Generations
8. John Lute Nelson3 (Clarissa ‘Clara’,2 John1), born 21 June 1921 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut;1 died 28 July 1961 in Preston, Montville, Connecticut.1, 2 John married Ruby E. _____2 (born ____, parents not determined). Their marriage ended in divorce.2 John is buried in Comstock Cemetery, Montville, New London County, Connecticut.1

John served during World War II as a private first class in the 712th Flexible Gunnery Squadron, Army Air Corps. He was employed with Gardner Storage Company. John was a member of the Huntington Street Baptist Church.1


 25i. William Nelson.
 26ii. Larry Nelson.
 27iii. Gary Nelson.
 28iv. Mary Nelson.
 29v. Pamela Nelson.

9. Harrietta Mary ‘Harriet’ Nelson3 (Clarissa ‘Clara’,2 John1), born 13 January 1924 in New London, New London County, Connecticut;3 died 27 October 1986 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.3 Harriet married, first, ca. 1941, Charles Hudson Obday, Jr.6 (born 11 July 1920 in Ohio, the son of Charles Hudson Obday and May _____;4, 5 Charles died November 19544). Harriet married, second, 2 April 1960 in New London, New London County, Connecticut, Elmer Oliver Hannaford (born 21 November 1903 in Winthrop, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, the son of Thomas S. Hannaford and Adelaide Clarke;7, 8 Elmer died 5 September 1980 in Ledyard, Connecticut7). Harriet married, third, 13 May 1961 in New London, New London County, Connecticut, Asa Douglas Oliver10 (born 26 November 1931 in Yazoo, Mississippi, the son of Asa Oliver and Jewell Pruitt;9 Asa died 23 April 1970 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut9). Harriet is buried in Comstock Cemetery, Montville, New London County, Connecticut.3 Elmer is buried in Comstock Cemetery, Montville, New London County, Connecticut.7

Harriet worked at American Thermos Company in Norwich, Connecticut.3

Elmer served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a pay clerk. He is listed twice in the 1930 US Census, once with his first wife Mary and a second time as a crew member on the USS Champlain.8, 11


+30i. Charles Hudson Obday III, born 30 March 1942. Married Maria O. Techlowec.
+31ii. Paul Gene Obday, born 24 March 1943 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Married (1) Lynne Patricia McKinney Married (2) Mary Elaine Marchesseault Married (3) Kathleen A. Kirksciun Married (4) Justine Pond.
+32iii. Kathleen Elizabeth Obday, born 14 July 1946. Married (1) Lawrence Ray Crouse Married (2) David C. McArthur Married (3) Richard R. Cellucci.
+33iv. Robert Roy Obday, born 23 October 1948. Married Lilia Gamio.

12. Benjamin Eugene Clark, Sr.3 (Benjamin,2 John1), born 8 November 1922;12 died 10 May 2001 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.12 Benjamin married, 26 November 1947, Winifred Barbara ‘Winnie’ Goff12, 13 (born 16 August 1927 in Essex, Middlesex County, Connecticut, the daughter of Jeremiah Goff and Clara Brown;13 Winnie died 24 June 2005 in New London, New London County, Connecticut13). Benjamin and Winnie are buried in Comstock Cemetery, Montville, New London County, Connecticut.12, 13

Benjamin served in the U.S. Marines in World War II. For 26 years he worked for the Montville, Connecticut, Department of Public Works as a truck driver.12


+34i. Catherine Elizabeth Clark, born 1952. Married Frank Raymond Small.
+35ii. Leonard Russell Clark, born 8 February 1954. Married Linda L. Stetson.
 36iii. Hannah A. Clark, born 9 June 1957.14
+37iv. Scott Clark, born 23 October 1958 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut. Married Sharon Lee Densmore.
 38v. Benjamin Eugene Clark, Jr., born 2 March 1963 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.15

13. Benjamin Henry ‘Cy’ Clark, Jr.3 (Benjamin,2 John1), born 2 September 1931 in Middletown, Connecticut;16, 17 died 5 January 2011 in North Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina.17 Cy married, first, 7 December 1957 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, Matilda Patricia (née Peters) Fox16 (born 30 May 1930 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, the daughter of Walter K. Peters and Elizabeth McCracken16). Their marriage ended in divorce before 1977. Cy married, second, 17 May 1982 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, Patricia A. Fontaine18 (born 26 February 1939, parents not determined14).

+39i. John Lawrence Clark, born 18 February 1959 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Married (1) Loreen A. Falvey Married (2) Margaret J. Ackley.
 40ii. Brenda Lee Clark, born 10 June 1961.19

14. Walter Robert Clark, Sr.3 (Benjamin,2 John1), born 31 December 1933 in New London, New London County, Connecticut;20 died 5 July 2001 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.20 Walter married, 4 July 1957, Colleen Aloha Williams21 (born 26 January 1939, parents not determined14). Walter is buried in Comstock Cemetery, Montville, New London County, Connecticut.20

Walter served in the U. S. Army in the Korean War. He worked for the Town of Montville and Curran Construction. Walter was member of several organizations, including the Montville Fire Company, American Legion Posts in Montville and New London, and the Veterans of Foreign War Post in Montville.20


+41i. Walter Robert Clark, Jr., born 12 August 1957 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; died 4 October 2013 in Oakdale, New London County, Connecticut. Married Deborah L. Hill.
+42ii. Raymond L. Clark, born 21 January 1959. Married Urania Marie (née Carnes) McClure.
+43iii. Thomas H. Clark, born 31 December 1960 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; died 10 March 2000 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Partnered with (unidentified).
+44iv. Barbara Ann Clark, born 30 July 1968 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Married Albert Adams Perkins, Jr..
+45v. Beverly Ann Clark, born 30 July 1968 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Married (1) David J. Kreuzer Partnered with (2) Ronald H. Holmes.
 46vi. Robert E. Clark, born 7 July 1970;22, 23 died 10 May 2005 in Uncasville, New London County, Connecticut.22, 23
+47vii. Ernest William Clark, born 8 September 1971. Married Pattie E. Smith.

15. Dolores Ruth ‘Dee’ Nadeau3 (Bertha,2 John1), born 8 June 1938 in East Lyme, New London County, Connecticut;14, 24 died 5 April 2012 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.24 Dee married, 17 February 1960 in New London, New London County, Connecticut, Randolph V. ‘Randy’ Fox25 (born 25 May 1934, parents not determined14). Dee was adopted by Elmer Oliver Hannaford and Mary Elizabeth Clark 8 June 1938.

Family sources indicate that Dolores was born in the Connecticut State Farm for Women (now York Correctional Institution) while her mother Bertha was incarcerated there. Dolores was born with the Nadeau name since Bertha continued to used her married name Nadeau until 1943 when she remarried to Nathan M. Wheeler. Dolores was adopted and raised by her aunt Mary Clark and her husband Elmer Hannaford.


 48i. Noelle Fox, born 21 December 1965 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.14
+49ii. Kimberly Paige Fox, born 13 June 1967. Married Steven Joseph Santora.

16. Edward Charles ‘Cochise’ Gwiazdowski3 (Bertha,2 John1), born 1 February 1924 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut;26 died 3 September 2000 in West Haven, Connecticut.26 Cochise married, 29 April 1961 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, Dorothy May (née Evans) Lacharite28 (born 2 October 1921 in Waterford, New London County, Connecticut, the daughter of Joseph Evans and Emma May Loomis;27 Dorothy died 4 June 1993 in New Haven, Connecticut27). Cochise is buried in Union Cemetery, Waterford, New London County, Connecticut.26

Edward served in the US Army in WWII. He worked at the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant for 20 years, and later at New London Motorcycle Sales in Groton.26


17. Marguerite ‘Marge’ Hanna3 (Bertha,2 John1), born 24 October 1930.14 Marge married, ca. 1956, Theodore L. Anilowski30 (born 27 December 1929 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, the son of Alexander Anilowski and Barbara Pryhoda;29, 30 Theodore died 19 February 2006 in Largo, Florida29, 30). Theodore is buried in Bay Pines National Cemetery, North Bay Pines, Pinellas County, Florida.

Theodore worked as a sheet metal mechanic. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion Post 273 and the Holiday Isles Elks Club. Theodore volunteered at Bay Pines VA Medical Center.30


+50i. Tammy L. Anilowski, born 15 June 1967. Married Steven R. Lindholm.

18. Shirley Barbara Hanna3 (Bertha,2 John1), born 5 October 1931 in New London, New London County, Connecticut;31, 32, 33 died 12 November 2002 in Fall River, Massachusetts.31, 33, 34 Shirley married, ca. 1956, James J. Botelho (born 6 February 1926, the son of Joseph Botelho and Mildred Tafe;35 James died 2 November 1990 in Fall River, Massachusetts35, 36). James is buried in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts.36

Shirley was a solderer for Litton Industries for 22 years before she retired. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church.33

James was a letter carrier assigned to South Station, Fall River Post Office, for 30 years before he retired in 1988. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and he also served in the merchant marine. James was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Swansea.36


 51i. Michael J. Botelho, born 20 May 1957.14
 52ii. Paul W. Botelho, born 15 January 1962.14

19. Russell John Nadeau3 (Bertha,2 John1), born 22 April 1937 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.37 Russell married, 1 November 1958, Sarah Ann ‘Sally’ Hart37 (born 5 June 1939 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, the daughter of Russell Seymour Hart and Florence Delores O’Brien37).

+53i. Russell John Nadeau, Jr., born 1 January 1960. Married Ann Mary Delaney.
+54ii. Lori Eileen Nadeau, born 13 July 1963. Married Lewis Arthur ‘Buddy’ Laumann.
 55iii. David Ray Nadeau, born 3 July 1969 in Portsmouth, Virginia.37
+56iv. Bryan James Nadeau, born 4 July 1970 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Married Angela Kay Kaufman.

20. Nathan Woodard Wheeler3 (Bertha,2 John1), born 2 December 1945.14 Nathan married, first, 5 June 1965 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, Barbara A. Ouimette38 (born ca. 1946, parents not determined38). Nathan married, second, 10 June 1967 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, Linda M. Fletcher39 (born 12 April 1949, parents not determined;39, 40 Linda died 3 September 1971 in New Haven, Connecticut40, 41). Nathan married, third, 20 November 1971 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, Donna Marie Bode42 (born 23 May 1949, the daughter of William Bode and Mildred Lawrence14).

 57i. Julieann Wheeler, born ca. 1973.14

21. Lawrence Theodore Clark3 (Mabel,2 John1), born 5 February 1931 in Staten Island, New York.43 Lawrence married, 20 April 1963 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, Joann Scovish43 (born 15 April 1945 in New London, New London County, Connecticut, the daughter of Andrew Henry Scovish and Florett May Clark43).

+58i. Lawrence Theodore Clark, Jr., born 30 October 1964. Married Tammy Jean Foley.
 59ii. Christopher Clark, born 25 December 1967 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.44

22. William John Hartling3 (Mabel,2 John1), born 14 August 1935 in New London, New London County, Connecticut;45 died 25 March 1982 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.45 William married, 20 July 1963 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, Margery Elizabeth (née Collomore) Schuessler46 (born 1 June 1937 in Middletown, Connecticut, the daughter of John Thomas Collomore and Dorothy Hall46). Their marriage ended in divorce 19 February 1971 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.47

William served for nine years in the US Air Force.45


24. Elizabeth Ann Hartling3 (Mabel,2 John1), born 19 July 1938. Elizabeth partnered with, first, ca. 1956, Norman Cornelius Clifford (born 19 August 1940, the son of Paul Francis Clifford and Eva May Bogue48). Elizabeth married, second, 11 May 1957 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, George William Stamm, Jr.49 (born 21 August 1933 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, the son of George William Stamm, Sr. and Eliza Mary Church;49, 50 George died 21 November 200450). Elizabeth married, third, 24 June 1961 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, Thomas James Price, Jr.51, 52 (born ca. 1935, the son of Thomas James Price and Alice Freston Derry51). Elizabeth married, fourth, 20 July 1963 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, William Lee Vallett56, 57 (born 1 November 1941 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, the son of Donald Lee Vallett and Bertha Barre;47, 53, 54, 55 William died 15 January 1995 in New London, New London County, Connecticut54, 55). Their marriage ended in divorce 23 February 1978 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.47 Elizabeth married, fifth, 1 April 1978 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, James Alden Bonville60, 61 (born 11 July 1929, parents not determined;58, 59 James died 19 February 1994 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut58, 59). Their marriage ended in divorce in 1980.47 James is buried in Comstock Cemetery, Montville, New London County, Connecticut.59, 62

George served in the US Navy.49


+60i. Jolaine Tria Stamm, born 24 April 1957 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut; died 23 August 2012 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut. Married (1) Christopher John Schmitt Married (2) Ronald Lynn Wilhelm Married (3) Robert Shabanowitz Partnered with (4) Paul Nitinthorn Married (5) Ronald Lawrence Johnson Married (6) William Gerard Brown Married (7) Thomas D. Phillips.
 61i. William Brian Stamm, born 24 August 1958.63
+62ii. Shelly Ann Stamm, born 16 November 1959 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; died 21 March 2005 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut. Married (1) David Leroy Barry Married (2) David M. Morgan.
 63i. Edward Guy Price, born 12 January 1963 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.
+64i. Mabel Marie Vallett, born 1 July 1964. Married (1) Brian Russell Ridge Married (2) Joseph D. Bustamante.

  1. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, John Lute Nelson, 29 July 1961
  2. Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001, available at Ancestry.com. John L. Nelson, 28 July 1961
  3. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Harrietta Oliver, 28 October 1986
  4. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Charles Obday, no. 294-03-9175
  5. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Enumeration District 18-309, Sheet 9A, family of Elijah Collier that includes Charles and May Obday and children.
  6. Their marriage date is estimated from the birth dates of their children.
  7. Death Certificate, Connecticut, Ledyard, Elmer Oliver Hannaford, 5 September 1980. Copy viewed at Ledyard Town Hall.
  8. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, New York, Richmond County, New York City, Enumeration District 435, Sheet 9B, Elmer and Mary Hannaford.
  9. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Asa Douglas Oliver, 24 April 1970
  10. Connecticut Marriage Index, 1959-2001, available at Ancestry.com. Groom: Asa D. Oliver, age 29. Bride: Harriet M. Hannaford, age 37. Marriage Date: 13 May 1961. Marriage Place: New London, New London, CT.
  11. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, New York, Richmond County, New York City, Enumeration District 43-103, Sheet 8A, Coast Guard crew of the USS Champlain including Elmer O. Hannaford
  12. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Benjamin Eugene Clark, Sr., 12 May 2001.
  13. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Winifred Clark, 26 June 2005.
  14. This is publicly viewable information found in various public information repositories, people finding websites, and/or social media.
  15. Birth Certificate, Connecticut, Benjamin Eugene Clark, Jr., born 2 March 1963. Certificate# 1963-054. Copy viewed at Montville Town Hall.
  16. Marriage Certificate, State of Connecticut, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Town of Montville: Benjamin Henry Clark, Jr., and Matilda Patricia Fox, #1957-222. Copy viewed at Montville Town Hall. The certificate gives their birth dates and places, and the names of their parents.
  17. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, 8 January 2011, Benjamin H. Clark, Jr., died 5 January 2011 in North Charleston, South Carolina. The article provides vital and biographical details and the names of surviving wife and children.
  18. Connecticut Marriage Index, 1959-2001, available at Ancestry.com. Groom: Benjamin H. Clark, Jr., age 51. Bride: Patricia A. Fontaine, age 43. Marriage Date: 17 May 1982. Marriage Place: Norwich, New London, Connecticut.
  19. Birth Certificate, Connecticut, Brenda Lee Clark, born 10 June 1961. Certificate# 1961-099. Copy viewed at Montville Town Hall.
  20. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Walter R. Clark, Sr., 8 July 2001
  21. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1957-00000188, marriage of Walter Robert Clark and Colleen Aloha Williams
  22. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Robert E. Clark, no. 042-64-0468
  23. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Robert E. Clark, 12 May 2005
  24. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, 11 April 2012, Dolores Ruth Fox, died 5 April 2012 in New London, Connecticut.
  25. Connecticut Marriage Index, 1959-2001, available at Ancestry.com. Groom: Randy V. Fox, age 25. Bride: Dolor[as] R. Hannaford, age 21. Marriage Date: 17 Feb 1960. Marriage Place: New London, New London, CT.
  26. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Edward Charles Gwiazdowski, 13 September 2000.
  27. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Dorothy E. Gwiazdowski, 6 June 1993
  28. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1961-00000021, marriage of Dorothy May Lacharite and Edward Charles Gwiazdowski
  29. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Theodore L. Anilowski, no. 047-22-5564
  30. Obituary, St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Florida, Theodore Anilowski, 16 February 2006
  31. Massachusetts Death Index 1970-2003, available at Ancestry.com. Shirley Barbara Botelho, 12 November 2002
  32. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Bertha Wheeler, 29 January 1981
  33. Obituary, Providence Journal, Providence, Rhode Island, Shirley B. (Hanna) Botelho, 14 November 2002
  34. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Shirley Botelho, no. 023-24-8854
  35. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). James J. Botelho, no. 032-18-3602
  36. Obituary, Providence Journal, Providence, Rhode Island, James J. Botelho, 4 November 1990
  37. Ancestry of Bryan James Nadeau of Orlando, Florida.
  38. Connecticut Marriage Index, 1959-2001, available at Ancestry.com. Groom: Nathan W. Wheeler, age 19. Bride: Barba[ra] A. Ouimette, age 19. Marriage Date: 5 Jun 1965. Marriage Place: Norwich, New London, Connecticut.
  39. Connecticut Marriage Index, 1959-2001, available at Ancestry.com. Groom: Nathan W. Wheeler, age 21. Bride: Linda Fletcher, age 18. Marriage Date: 10 Jun 1967. Marriage Place: Norwich, New London, CT
  40. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Linda Wheeler, no. 047-44-0682. The SSDI shows her date of death as Sep 1971 which agrees with the Connecticut Death Index. The SSDI shows her birth date as 12 April 1849, and was actually 1949 based on other records.
  41. Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001, available at Ancestry.com. Linda M. Wheeler, 3 September 1971, in New Haven, Connecticut.
  42. Connecticut Marriage Index, 1959-2001, available at Ancestry.com. Groom: Nathan W. Wheeler, age 25. Bride: Donna M. Bode, age 22. Marriage Date: 20 Nov 1971. Marriage Place: Norwich, New London, CT.
  43. Marriage Certificate, State of Connecticut, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Town of Montville: Lawrence Theodore Clark and Joann Scovish, #1963-0024. Copy viewed at Montville Town Hall. The certificate lists their birth dates and places, and the mother (but not the father) of Lawrence and the parents of Joann.
  44. Birth Certificate, Connecticut, Christopher Clark, born 25 December 1967 in New London, Connecticut. Certificate# 1967-292. Copy viewed at Montville Town Hall.
  45. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, William John Hartling, 26 March 1982
  46. Marriage Certificate, State of Connecticut, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Town of Montville: William John Hartling and Margery Elizabeth Schuessler, #1963-058. Copy viewed at Montville Town Hall. The certificate lists their dates and places of birth and the names of their parents.
  47. Connecticut Divorce Index, 1968 - 1997. Available at Ancestry.com.
  48. Birth Certificate, Connecticut, Norman Cornelius Clifford, born 19 August 1940. Certificate# 1940-039. Copy viewed at Montville Town Hall.
  49. Marriage Certificate, State of Connecticut, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Town of Montville: Elizabeth Ann Hartling and George William Stamm, Jr., #1957-0180. Copy viewed at Montville Town Hall. The certificate lists their dates and places of birth and the names of their parents.
  50. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). George W. Stamm, no. 047-24-6615
  51. Connecticut Marriage Index, 1959-2001, available at Ancestry.com. Groom: Thomas Price, age 26. Bride: Eliza Stamm, age 22. Marriage Date: 24 Jun 1961. Marriage Place: Montville, New London, CT.
  52. Marriage Certificate, State of Connecticut, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Town of Montville: Elizabeth Ann Hartling and George William Stamm, Jr., #1961-0029. Copy viewed at Montville Town Hall. The certificate lists their dates of birth and the names of their parents.
  53. Birth Certificate, Connecticut, William Lee Vallett, born 1 November 1941. Certificate# 1941-046. Copy viewed at Montville Town Hall.
  54. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). William L. Vallett, no. 045-32-3518
  55. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, William L. Vallett, 17 January 1995
  56. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1963-00000057, marriage of Elizabeth A. Price and William L. Vallett
  57. Connecticut Marriage Index, 1959-2001, available at Ancestry.com. Groom: William Lee Vallett, age 21. Bride: Elizabeth Ann Price, age 24. Marriage Date: 20 Jul 1963. Marriage Place: Montville, New London, CT.
  58. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). James A. Bonville, no. 047-22-4029
  59. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, James A. Bonville, 21 February 1994
  60. Marriage Certificate, State of Connecticut, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Town of Montville: Elizabeth Ann Vallett and James Alden Bonville, #1978-026. Copy viewed at Montville Town Hall. The certificate lists their ages and the names of their parents.
  61. Connecticut Marriage Index, 1959-2001, available at Ancestry.com. Groom: James A. Bonville, age 48. Bride: Eliza A. Vallett, age 39. Marriage Date: 1 Apt 1978. Marriage Place: Montville, New London, CT.
  62. Find a Grave (website).
  63. Birth Certificate, Connecticut, William Brian Stamm, born 24 August 1958, son of George William Stamm and Elizabeth Hartling.