There will be a future post about my father's mother. Her story is extraordinary; it begins with loss, is filled with loss, and ends with loss. Her life was molded, if not defined, by the multitude of losses in her life. The death of her husband of 5 years was another tally mark of loss added to the ones she had already experienced by age 25, but certainly not the last.
Harold was born in Smithfield, Somerset, Maine, the second child and first son of PERLEY HOWARD CLARK (1886-1970) and IRENE MARIE LOUCKS (1888-1967).
I am so grateful for the photos I have seen of Harold. He is quite handsome, and immortalized in the few existing photos, he is perpetually happy. He has a open, intelligent look, and in most of the photos it looks as if it would have been easy to make him laugh. He also looks very much like his son, Robert.
|Harold (son of Perley and Irene Lawrence Clark); Lawrence (1918-? son of Jay and Alice Clark); Frederick (Harold's younger brother 1916-1952); Archie (son of Arthur Clark 1909-1994)|