Welcome to the Ezra Thompson Clark Family Organization Website!
PURPOSE OF THE WEBSITE
This site fosters interaction among Ezra T. Clark's thousands of descendants, provides access to Clark family histories, and communicates information about the Ezra T. Clark Family Organization, family reunions, and other activities.
Lunch will be provided! (You won't need to bring your own.)
Update! Lunch will be provided! (You won't need to bring your own.)
Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015.
This is the traditional time to remember our ancestral family and gather together to share good company.
A. Charles Clark will introduce us to a new book he has written about Ezra's Father, Timothy Baldwin Clark, and his Connecticut forefathers. He plans to bring the first few printed copies.
Come see inside the original home of Ezra T. Clark! The property is under development, but you will be able to see at least part of the interior.
With the new year of 2015, The Ezra T. Clark Family Association has much to be thankful for. Let me begin with the solemn news of the passing of one of our Family Representatives and former President of the Association, Antone L. Clark. Many of us who got to know him ALWAYS found him to be a positive soul who took a deep interest in everyone he met. He possessed a keen and quick wit as well as a profound love for the Clark Family. Antone was a journalist and chronicler of events. He published articles and books on the subject of his forebears and ancestral relatives. He had a gift for storytelling. He was instrumental in the planning and execution of a family excursion beginning in Omaha, Nebraska and finishing in Chicago, Illinois tracing sites that are dear to the Clark Family History. At the time of his death, he was spearheading the digitizing of documents relating to Clark ancestors so that they could become available to all and not just a few. And finally, Antone was a friend, and more personally, he was MY FRIEND. Every encounter left me better off than I was before. I'll miss his tall stature; his engaging smile; and his soft voice letting you know that God is in His Heaven and the world will be OK! Farewell, Antone.
Immediate Past President, Ezra T. Clark Family Association
HISTORY OF EZRA THOMPSON CLARK
Born in Illinois in 1823, Ezra Thompson Clark is one of Utah's most notable pioneers. He is the father of 21 children, 16 of whom have living descendants.
His family joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1835; he was baptized in 1836. The family moved to Missouri where he was a participant in the persecutions heaped upon the Saints during that time.
Leaving Missouri, his family relocated to Iowa where he grew to manhood and eventually married Mary Stevenson. He and his wife Mary had a baby in Lee County, Iowa and then began the trek westward with the pioneers. They arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in 1848, after spending an extra year in Winter Quarters.
They lived two years in the North Canyon area of Bountiful before settling in Farmington where he lived the remainder of his life. He and Mary had 11 children, including two who lived to be over 100 years of age.
Ezra Thompson Clark served five missions for The Church, including a mission to England where he became acquainted with the family of Susan Leggett, who would become his second wife and bear him 10 children.
A noted financier, Ezra was heavily involved in Church, social, political, and family activities his entire life.