Looking for a connection with Frederic(k) A. Clarke, m. Louisa A. ? with at least one daughter, Ruby.Frederic was known to be associated with the Oddfellows Frontier Lodge #3 in Nebraska City before 1865.He was considered an "Ancient Oddfellow."By 1865 he had moved to Gresham, OR and was associated with the Oddfellows Lodge there.
I called the Grand Lodge in Nebraska and had wonderful help from a woman there.Unfortunately, the Frontier Lodge had burned during the late 1800's along with all the records.Therefore, that information is gone.And the Gresham Lodge does not keep records back that far so I am stuck.
Does anyone know anything about this line of Clarkes?Does anyone live near Nebraska City who could possibly check into old records for me?I've exhausted the sources on the web......
I have some great old photos of Frederic, his wife, and Ruby along with three others who may also be children.I would be happy to scan and send any of these photos as attachments.There is a list of names and birthdays on the back of this photo, which reads:
Edith Sept. 22 Eva Aug. 15 Cora Nov. 8 Earl Oct. 1 Leola July 12 Tom Aug. 23 Joe Oct. 21
Any of these people click with the Nebraska Clarke database?Thanks for any help you might be able to give.