Gazlay Family History
 

FamilyBenjamin Henry Clark

Parents

FatherJohn Leonard Clark (14 August 1875 - 25 May 1945)
MotherElizabeth Chapel (18 August 1877 - 8 February 1967)

Personal Information

Record Created: 10 February 2010; Last Edited: 24 September 2010 
NameBenjamin Henry Clark
GenderMale
Born 11 November 1899 in Haddam, Connecticut1, 2, 3
Married ca. 1921 to Genevieve V. Jackson
Divorced before 1930 from Genevieve V. Jackson4
Married 27 May 1930 in Essex, Middlesex County, Connecticut to Louise Myrtle Goff3, 5
Died 14 June 1962 in New London, New London County, Connecticut3
Buried in Comstock Cemetery, Montville, New London County, Connecticut3

Biography

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.3

Family

Spouse 1FamilyGenevieve V. Jackson (daughter of W. Eugene Jackson and (unidentified))
Born ca. 1901
Married ca. 1921 to Benjamin Henry Clark
Married ca. 1930 to George G. Densmore
  
Children of Benjamin Henry Clark and Genevieve V. Jackson:
  
+1.FamilyBenjamin Eugene Clark, Sr.
Born 8 November 1922
Married 26 November 1947 to Winifred Barbara ‘Winnie’ Goff
Died 10 May 2001 in New London, New London County, Connecticut
  
Spouse 2FamilyLouise Myrtle Goff (daughter of Jeremiah R. Goff and Clara M. Brown)
Born 14 May 1914 in Haddam, Connecticut
Married 27 May 1930 in Essex, Middlesex County, Connecticut to Benjamin Henry Clark
Married 21 March 1983 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut to Lawrence Harry Molyneux
Died 24 July 2008 in Uncasville, New London County, Connecticut
  
Children of Benjamin Henry Clark and Louise Myrtle Goff:
  
+1.FamilyBenjamin Henry ‘Cy’ Clark, Jr.
Born 2 September 1931 in Middletown, Connecticut
Married 7 December 1957 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut to Matilda Patricia (née Peters) Fox
Married 17 May 1982 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut to Patricia A. Fontaine
Died 5 January 2011 in North Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina
  
+2.FamilyWalter Robert Clark, Sr.
Born 31 December 1933 in New London, New London County, Connecticut
Married 4 July 1957 to Colleen Aloha Williams
Died 5 July 2001 in New London, New London County, Connecticut
  

Sources

  1. Draft Registration Card, World War I, Benjamin Henry Clark, Card Serial Number 1359. His birth date is listed as Nov 11, 1899.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, Connecticut, New London County, Montville, Enumeration District 6-22, Sheet No. 13B. Family of John L. Clark.
  5. 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.