Parents: Marine D. "Dee" Clark and Edna Cordelia Dane Clark (above); Price family of Bowie (Montague Co.) TX (?)

Joe Sam was born at or near Bowie (Montague County), TX, on December 7, 1891. He married the former Cynthia (var. Cynthie) Price, an orphan who was raised by a Mrs. Booker (circumstances through which Cynthia was orphaned are not known). After moving to Oklahoma with his parents, Joe and Cynthia lived at Wirt, OK, while he worked for the Roxanna Oil Company (later purchased by Shell Oil Company) from the early 1920s, until his retirement (variously listed as 1956 or 1958). They had four boys and one girl who lived beyond childhood:

Jack, b. ?, possibly at Wirt, OK, m. Vella Laura ? Nov 9, 1935, r. Ringling and Ardmore, OK, d. ? Three daughters: Patricia, Donna Sue, and Peggy. Jack worked in the oilfields of Oklahoma and Illinois until his retirement.

Dorothy, b. ?, possibly at Wirt, OK, m. Veldon Woodruff (date?), r. Oklahoma City, OK, d. in Oklahoma City, OK, 1961. Buried in Oklahoma City, OK.

Paul Wayne ("Hunky"), b. ?, possibly at Wirt, OK, m. ?, r. El Reno, OK, d. ?. Hunky worked as a dispatcher for the Rock Island Railroad.

Harold Gene ("Gene"), b. ?, m. ?, r. St. Louis, MO, d. ?

Jerry Dale, b. ?, possibly at Wirt, OK, m. ?, r. Wichita Falls, TX, d. ?

After his retirement, Joe and Cynthia moved to Healdton, OK, and to 524 Phillips Street, next door to his brother Ben and his wife, Ruth. Cynthia Clark died in 1963. Joe married an old friend from Bowie, Ollie "Beeky" Cooper in 1966 (?). Beeky had never previously married.

Joe died at Healdton or Ardmore, OK, in March, 1970. He is buried with Cynthia at the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Healdton. After his death, Beeky returned to Bowie, TX, where she died (exact date unknown, but sometime before January, 1988).


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