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S: Matthew Clark Family

FC: Our Family History | "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." | Matthew T.Clark Family History Project

1: My Mother Coral R. Lane Cooney Born in Danville, Ky December 31,1974

2: This is me Matthew T. Clark Born in Plano, TX August 12,1997

3: This is my dad Brian R. Clark Born in Dallas, TX March 4, 1973

4: Great Great Grandparents | Grandparents | Mom | Great Grandparents

5: This is my Mother's side of the family. The Hamiltons and Lanes

8: This is my Father's side of the family.

9: Great Grandparents | Grandparents | Dad | Great Great Grandparents

10: This is some of my family that served in the military!!!

11: 1.Thomas E. Lane Sr. Army WW11 3bronze stars and American Defense Medal and a purple heart 2. Thomas E. Lane Jr. ~ Navy Vietnam purple heart 3.Charles C. Hamilton~Army WW1 Trenches of France 4. Charles H. Hamilton Marines WW11, Vietnam, Korean War, Cuban missile crisis 5. Steven E Hallmark Army 6. William C Hallmark fought in the battle of San Jacinto

14: -In 1963 R.L. Clark ,my great grandfather was crossing the street in front of our family grocery business and someone R.L. knew stopped to let him across the street, another car went around the stopped car and hit him knocking him 66 ft. He as unconscious for 11 days. He recovered but had a limp and some memory loss. | Family Stories | -In 1966, R.L.Clark won a brand new Ford Tbird from Washington State Apple Company. His display was judged as the very best in the United States. He got to select any new Tbird in the City of Dallas. He selected a white with blue/green interior. | -The Clark's ran a family owned grocery business for almost 40 years. Store was called Bob Clark's Food Store and it was located just off 75 at the Knott/Henderson exit. | -Due to many store break-ins, my great grandfather R.L. Clark decided to store the Saturday receipts in his washing machine, at home, until the Monday when he would make his daily deposit. One Monday morning he forgot the money and checks when he left for work that day. As usual my great grandmother got up early to do her daily chores, yes she did laundry! She washed all the money and checks! Total amount, from what my grandfather told me was in the thousand dollars, remember we are talking about the 60s when bread and milk were around fifty cents and you could get many paper bags full of food for less than $50.00! The bills were ruined and we had to get the money replaced from the Treasury Department. Of course the checks ended up as a pile of paper, you could not determine who the check was from or for how much. To compound matters, we use to cash government checks for our customers and it was the time of the month that seniors got their social security checks. We put signs up asking customers if they had shopped with us that particular Saturday and did they give us a check. Those were the days that people were very honest, we ended up losing less than $200.00!

15: -My mothers grandmother, Wanda Hamilton tells a story of her father moving from Houston in a covered wagon, he said the journey was hard, but they made the best of it, they had one bicycle and they took turns riding it on the journey. It took them weeks to make it to Loraine, Texas where the family has lived for the past 4 generations. | -My mothers father side of the family all live in Mercer County, Kentucky where they have lived for 12 generations. My mother also was born there. They make a living being dairy farmers and they also grow tobacco. | -I am very proud that many of my grandfathers served in the military. My great great grandfather served in WW1. Both of my great grandfathers served in WW 11 one of them served in the Koran war, Vietnam, and Cuban missile crisis as well. My Mothers father served and died due to illness caused by the Vietnam War. | -We would always spend thanksgiving at my great grandparent’s house out in West Texas this has been done since my mother was a young girl. After my great grandparent’s passed away the tradition of a big thanksgiving dinner continues on but now the whole family always comes to our house. I love the house being filled with food and family.

16: My Great grand parents 60th Wedding Anniversary

17: My Mom and Aunts Coral lane Cooney Cara Lane Crystal Lane Hewitt

18: Robert Clark Sr. and Erma Mae Clark My great great grand parents | Robert Clark Jr and Ozelle Clark with kids Ronald and Ralph Clark My great grand parents and grand father 1966

19: Allen Schupbach My great grand father | Henry Schupbach My great great grand father

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