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The Family File
Biographies, stories, and interviews with the family of Ezra T. Clark.

Joseph's Testimony Whistles Through Time
“I want to bear record that he spoke as Joseph used to speak; to all appearances, the same voice, the same gestures, the same stature.” -- Ezra Thompson Clark
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Hyrum Don Carlos Clark
During the last number of years several in the family have felt that highlights of Father's life should be written, and some have done so, including Elwin who has passed on. In recent years, Edna had prodded me on to assemble and compile what I could. All of the sons and daughters now living who were able, have made contributions, and also two granddaughters, for which grateful appreciation is extended.
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The Missionary Journal Of Amasa Lyman Clark
I received a letter of inquiry from the first Seven Presidents of Seventies dated Sept. 20, 1887, desiring to know my condition and feelings in regard to peforming a mission if my service should be needed within the next three years. In answer I said I was willing to do what was required at my hands.
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A Tribute To Alice Susan Bell Clark Steed
It happened 112 years ago. The winter was bitter cold, but the hospitalable pioneer spirit never failed to warm the chilled stranger's heart as he came through the little western town of Farmington, Utah. On this January day there was much bustling and no little anxiety in one of these homes. The time was at hand. The three children were sent over to Auntie's home across the street to spend the night.
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Life of Mary Elizabeth Clark Robinson
Mary Elizabeth Clark was the third child and only daughter of Ezra T. and Mary Stevenson Clark. She was one of the two children born while a small colony of about 25 families dwelt in beautiful East Canyon above Bountiful. The other child, born a few months earlier than she, but in the same year, to Joseph Lee and Maria Wood Robinson, became the father of her four children. His birthday was February 2 and hers November 25, 1849. They grew up together under the primitive conditions of early pioneer life.
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One Hundred Years of Highlights
Speech given on the occasion of the 100th birthday of Bishop Amasa L. Clark
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Tribute presented at the Clark Family Reunion in 1964
A loving mother is the core and foundation of a home, and they surely needed the love and care of a mother. Brother A. L. Clark married March 31, 1895 in the Salt Lake Temple Susan Duncan. She went into that home as a loving mother and gave the little boys the same love and care she did her own five lovely children. And I'm sure they loved and honored her and do so today as their mother.
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Mary Stevenson Clark
My father, Joseph Stevenson, was born at Ashby, Barsby, Leicestershire, England, the 15th of October, 1787. He died in Michigan territory in 1831, aged 44 years. My mother, Elizabeth Stevens, and he were married in London, England in 1812 on June 20th. She died in Salt Lake City, Utah aged 84 years, 7 months and 9 days. Children: William born in London, Kent, England, 10 June 1813, died December 17, 1840; Joseph born March 11, 1815, in London, Kent, England, died December 14, 1884. Both were baptized at St. Pauls, London.
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Sarah Lavina Clark Knowlton
Sarah Lavina Clark Knowlton, the third child and second daughter among the ten children of Susan Leggett and Ezra T. Clark, was born in Farmington, September 27, 1866. Her mother, Susan Leggett, was an English immigrant to the United States. She first saw her husband at the age of 16. Ezra T. Clark was one of the missionaries who visited the Leggett home in Lowestoft, England, during and after their conversion to the Church.
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 The Autobiography of Edward B. Clark
At the close of my life's work I feel impressed to write a few words to my family and intimate friends. I feel that according to the laws of nature, which are the laws of God, I may be nearing the end of my earthly probation. I am pretty well satisfied with my life's work. I have been wonderfully blessed all the days of my life, and I feel that the Lord has been very good to me. I am proud and thankful for my heritage. I was born of goodly parents and have a splendid lot of good brothers and sisters. I am proud of them and they have been good to me. I love the memory of all of them.
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The Forgotten Missionary
Bad News Dispels the Excitement of a Summer's Day . No one could have imagined the tidings that slowly made their way through Farmington on the afternoon of July 31, 1868 and finally reached the home of Ezra Thompson and Mary Stevenson Clark.
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A Brief Life History of John Alexander Clark
From the time I was very young my mother told me of experiences she and her brother John, who was two years younger, had together and I developed a fondness for my Uncle John even though I never met him. Researching his life history has been a joy.
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Timothy Baldwin Clark: Second son of Ezra T. Clark and Mary Stevenson
It was during their second year at Winter Quarters that Ezra T. Clark and Mary Stevenson welcomed their second child, Timothy Baldwin, on 21 Nov 1847. They named their newborn son after his grandfather Clark.
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A Message from Joseph S. Clark to the Clark family on the occasion of the Clark reunion held March 26, 1944 in honor of his 90th birthday.
My dear relatives:
I am very grateful for this occasion. I appreciate the honor you have paid me by calling the family together for a reunion in recognition of my having reached the 90th milestone on my life's journey.
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Finding The Face Of An Angel

Some men are blessed with the gift to see things that ordinary people cannot see. Great artists and musicians often wrestle with this burden. Torlief Knaphus belongs among those who have known the struggle of dealing with a gift, greater than the mere shaping of clay between human hands.
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Personal Journal of Charles Rich Clark

Dear Reader,
It has been very difficult in some ways to transcribe this journal of Charles Rich Clark. Many of the pages were blurred when they were copied, therefore leaving many parts that were not readable. Also, sometimes the copy was too faint to see some of the words. The author made many of his letters in an old type of script, therefore hard to translate. He also wrote in half thoughts and part sentences, which often made it hard to get the whole thought of what he meant to say. He seldom finished his sentences with periods and had his own spelling for many names and things. Yet in some ways I had an advantage over a younger person because I recognized some of the "old ways" and names of things around a farm, which made it easier to decipher his writings.

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