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Quill Clark

Male 1884 - 1968


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  • Name  Quill Clark  [1
    Born  28 Apr 1884  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • His given name was "Aquilla" on the 1900 federal census.
    Census  1900  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • (Living with siblings and his mother, Emma Batson, and her husband, his stepfather, Henry Batson:) Aquilla Clark, stepson, white, male, born in April 1884, age 16, single, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Illinois, occupation school/basket factory, not employed 0 months during the previous year, could read, could write, could speak English
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  12 Sep 1918  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • No.: C255, Quill Clark; Age: 34; Address: 1845 Conner Avenue; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; Date of birth: April 28, 1884; native born; Present trade: farming; By whom employed: for himself; Where employed: 1845 Conner Avenue, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; Nearest relative: Emma Batson (mother); Nearest relative's address: 1845 Conner Avenue, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; Race: white; Height: medium; Build: medium; Eye color: grey; Hair color: grey; Lost body parts, eye, or disabled?: no; Precinct: Local Board for the County of Des Moines, State of Iowa, Burlington, Iowa, Date of registration: September 12, 1918
    Iowa State Census  1925  Chequest Township, Van Buren County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • (Living with his mother and stepfather, Emma and Henry Batson, along with his half-brother Frank Batson and Frank's wife, Pearl Batson:) Quill Clark, brother-in-law, male, white, age 40, single, attended rural school, highest reader attained: 7th grade, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Edd Clark, father's birthplace: Iowa, name of mother: Emma Rupert, mother's birthplace: Iowa, mother's age at last birthday: 63, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, church affiliation: Methodist
    Census  1930  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • (Quill Clark was single, rooming with John F. Abel, for whom he apparently worked. John was married, but not listed as living with a wife:) Line number 32: 103 Franklin(?), dwelling number: 20, family number: 22: John F. Abel, head of household, rented home, value of house or monthly rental $8, did not live on a farm, male, white, age 52, married, age at first marriage 26, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Germany, mother's birthplace Germany, state code: 65, country code: 13, nativity: 0, could speak English, occupation doctor, nature of industry Veterinary, occupation code 9594, own account, actively employed at time of census, was not a veteran

      Quill Clark, roomer, male, white, age 45, single, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation office man, nature of industry veterinary practice, occupation code 7X94, wage earner, actively employed at time of census, was not a veteran
    Census  1940  Salt Creek Township, Davis County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • (Quill Clark was married to Nellie, lived with her:) Line Number: 55, household no.: 67; rented the home, value of house/rent: $2, residence was a farm: Quill Clark, informant for the family census information, head of household (code 0), male, white, age 55, married, did not attend school since March 1, 1940, highest grade of elementary school: 8 (code 8), born in Iowa (code 65), was in a rural location in 1935 in Van Buren County, Iowa, residence was a farm (code 6532), was working in private industry (code 1), hours worked in private sector March 24-30: 75, occupation farmer, industry farm, working on own account (code 000) (code VV 4), 52 weeks worked in 1939, $0 earned in 1939, received more than $50 from wages, farm number: 55

      Supplemental Questions/All Ages: Line #55: Quill Clark, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, childhood language: English, usual occupation farmer, usual industry farm, working on own account (code 000) (code 4)
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Quill Clark; born: 28 April 1884; died: July 1968; last residence: 52565 (Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Find A Grave Memorial# 40633166  [3
    • His grave is at the Iowaville Cemetery, Selma, Van Buren County, Iowa; memorial provided courtesy of Dawna Westbrook

      There was no headstone photo online at the Find A Grave web site as of July 2012. However a headstone photograph is available at what is apparently an individual's Rootsweb site: "Memorials, Wapello & Davis County Genealogy."
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Quill Clark's grave is located at the Iowaville Cemetery in Selma, Van Buren County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Quill Clark, 1884 - 1964"
    The Headstone of Quill Clark
    The Headstone of Quill Clark
    Died  Jul 1968  [2, 3, 5
    Buried  Iowaville Cemetery, Selma, Van Buren County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Person ID  I12477  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Edward M. Clark,   b. Abt 1852, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1886 
    Mother  Emma Rupert,   b. Feb 1865, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  14 Aug 1881  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Edward Clark; Groom's Birth Date: 1852; Groom's Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa; Groom's Age: 29; Bride's Name: Emma Rupert; Bride's Birth Date: 1864; Bride's Birthplace: Toolsboro, Iowa; Bride's Age: 17; Marriage Date: 14 August 1881; Marriage Place: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Joseph Clark; Groom's Mother's Name: Louisa Ross; Bride's Father's Name: Levi Rupert; Bride's Mother's Name: Phylenda Stillman; Groom's Race: White; Bride's Race: White; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02686-0; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1675732; Reference Number: 179
    Family ID  F22512  Group Sheet

    Family  Nellie Eliza Seitz,   b. 8 Oct 1887, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1965 
    Married  30 Mar 1934  Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Inill (sic) Clark; Groom's Birth Date: 1885; Groom's Birthplace: Des Moines County; Groom's Age: 49; Bride's Name: Nellie E. Russell; Bride's Birth Date: 1887; Bride's Birthplace: Louisa County; Bride's Age: 47; Marriage Date: 30 March 1934; Marriage Place: Bloomfield, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Edward Clark; Groom's Mother's Name: Emma Rupert; Bride's Father's Name: Jacob Seitz; Bride's Mother's Name: Rebecca White; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Widowed; Bride's Previous Husband's Name: Russell; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86646-8; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1888310; Reference Number: 470
    Residence  Feb 1951  Selma, Van Buren County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F4481  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1291] World Connect - PENDRY's Wales to IL, and Beyond: pendryfamilytree, (last updated: 2011-07-20 19:49:25 UTC (Wed), contact David L. Pendry) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S337] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (ancestry.com and Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S9961] Clark, Quill - Headstone Photograph, (his grave is" at the Iowaville Cemetery, Selma, Van Buren County, Iowa; photo provided courtesy of Memorials: Wapello & Davis County, Iowa at Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).
      Iowa Cemetery, Selma, Iowa, burials, see URL: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iawagon/Iowaville%20Cemetery,%20index.htm (7/2012)

    6. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington city, Ward 1, Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 5, supervisor's district: 74 (1), sheet number: 8A, page number: 58; enumeration date: June 7, 1900

    7. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Chequest Township, Van Buren County, Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1965

    9. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello city, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 58-20, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 16A, page number: 119; enumeration date: April 22, 1930

    10. [S1377] 1940 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Salt Creek Township, Davis County, Iowa, supervisor's district: 5, enumeration district: 26-17, sheet number 3B, page number 118; enumeration date: April 9, 1940

    11. [S1290] Wilson, Martha Agnes (Seitz) - Obituary, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, February 1, 1951; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).