Makers of Fort Worth Page: 30
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G. C. Clark
EORGE C. CLARKE is
identified perhaps more
closely than any other
one man with the development
of the new
mohr ......izb South Side of Fort
Worth. In the Shaw Heights and lt
Shaw-Clarke additions he has developed
prominent residence sections -of
the city and is still engaged in similar
work in other tracts. Coming to
Fort Worth as a traveling man, he
became impressed with the opportunities
for the development of the l i
fine high territory south of the then of5 -
built-up section of the city. He set- - aI
tied here and took up the work with
immediate success. Much of the j: -
territory, then prairie, is now within :
the city limits and the site of some
of the best homes. Mr. Clarke is E
a Tennesseean, born near Fayettes-::
ville, September 14, 1870. His ROME~ ?..:i lE
mother, Elizabeth Clarke, was born
in the same place and his father,
James C. Clarke, came from Virginia.
Deeply interested in civic affairs,
Mr. Clarke has served two
terms as a member of the Board of
School Trustees, and as Chairman
of the Buildings and Grounds Committee
has assisted in building up
the finely housed school system of
Fort Worth. He was also urged to
accept appointment as a member of
the Park Board, but declined as it
would have interfered with his work
on the School Board, which was then
erecting new buildings. Mrs. Clarke
was Miss Fay Clark of Graham, . 'Texas,
before her marriage to Mr.
Clarke. Both are automobile enthusiasts
and take many auto trips.
Mr. Clarke is an Elk and a member
of numerous commercial organizations
and social clubs.
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Newspaper Artists' Association, Forth Worth. Makers of Fort Worth, book, 1914; Fort Worth. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth41334/m1/31/: accessed May 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Amon Carter Museum.