Clark Family - Ourfolk

Ralph Thomas Clark 22 JUL 1923 - 6 OCT 2001

Ralph was born on 22 JUL 1923 in Chicago, Cook Co., Il and died on 6 OCT 2001 (age: 78) in Berkley Springs, W VA. and was buried in Prarie Home Cemetary, Waukesha, Wi .
He was the son of Ralph Chester Clark and Nellie Darling Jones (Clark) .

Ralph was married to Ann Haertel Morton (Clark) .

Ann was born on 13 MAR 1925 in Evanston, Illinois and died on 30 OCT 2013 (age: 88) in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida .
She was the daughter of Alexander Robert "Beef" Morton (B: 7 JUN 1887) and Marie Haertel (Morton) (B: 4 FEB 1889).
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Ralph Chester Clark
Ralph Thomas Clark
Nellie Darling Jones (Clark)

Wife - Ann was born on 13 MAR 1925 in Evanston, Illinois and died on 30 OCT 2013 (age: 88) in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

- Alexander was born on 30 OCT 1955 in Waukesha Co., Wisc

Ralph: Obituary


Ann: Added to Carrol College Faculty

Added to Carrol College Faculty

-- Ann --
(Waukesha Daily Freeman - 23 May 1949)

Ann: Wedding Announcement

Wedding Announcement

Ann and Ralph lived in Ft. Lauderdale, retired to one of the Carolinas, and after Ralph died and Ann was failing, her daughter, Carrie (Caroline) moved her to a nursing home in Chicago where Carrie lived and I was able to visit her. I was very fond of Ann. She passed away a few years ago? ( not sure). Alex, her son, is deceased. Ann's mother, Marie, was a good friend of my father, Garver Wheeler. They would sit around and drink and smoke and talk their heads off.

(From email from Margaret Wheeler April 2020)

Ann: Obituary
Ann Haertel Morton Clark, born March 13, 1925, passed away on October 30, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband of fifty years, Ralph Thomas Clark, in 2001.

Born in Evanston, Illinois, and raised in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Ann obtained her M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was extremely proud of her membership in the American Association of University Women.

She met her husband while both were teaching at Carroll College in Waukesha and, after a splendid courtship, they wed in 1952. They moved to Chicago's North Shore, and where their two children, Alexander and Marie Caroline (Carrie), were born in 1955 and 1960, respectively.

Upon moving to Fort Lauderdale in 1960, Ann became a stay-at-home mom while Ralph taught history for 30 years at Broward College. She was active in the Friends of the Library and worked part-time at the Galleria's Jordan Marsh. Her station was a popular meeting point for friends.

The Clarks retired to Berkeley Springs, West Virginia in 1988. After her husband passed, she spent her last years in Chicago near her beloved daughter, Carrie. Ann was composure and grace personified and made everyone she met feel supremely important and worthwhile.

Ann radiated a serenity that was almost tangible and was intellectually formidable in an understated and quietly confident way.

She was a true joy to be with and a wonderful listener. She spent her last years in Florida and finally in Chicago, where she passed peacefully. She is survived by her daughter Carrie Clark and her husband Jay Sebastian, her son Alex Clark and his wife Susan York Clark, and her grandchildren, Sean and Christopher Clark, her granddaughter, Sara Caroline Clark, and her niece, Margaret Wheeler of Indianapolis.

Last change (on this page): 28 AUG 2020