BIO SKETCH OF HER MOTHER, BY AUNT MARY (1958)
Margaret M. Clock (my grandmother) was Wilkie’s wife. This two page summary of her life was written by her oldest daughter, my Aunt Mary (Charles Clock, my dad’s, sister). 1958.
(This biography is from Karon Clock Lemming’s booklet, “Our Ancestors” (2012).
Wilkie Clock and Margaret McCullick (my grandparents) were married in June 1906. It was through this marriage that Paul, Mary, Ruth, Charles (my father), Virgil, and Quentin Clock were born. Wilkie’s first wife, Mary, died not long after they were married and had their only child, George Clock. The images attached to this blog trace some of the genealogy of the McCullick Family through the lives of Wilkie and Margaret and pictures from the earlier years in Wilkie and Margaret’s marriage. – Patrick Clock
A LETTER FROM A WIFE TO HER HUSBAND …Margaret Clock to Wilkie Clock, (my grandparents).
PHOTO: ALL THE LADIES (1941)
Grandma Margaret Clock’s daughter, daughter-in-laws and grandson.
This is an absolutely outstanding photo of my aunts! And I had no idea where to place this photo, but it is too good to leave out.
L to R: Aunt Mary, Aunt Rita (Virgil’s wife), Aunt Minnie (Paul’s wife) and Aunt Fern (Quentin’s wife). Richard is my cousin, Minnie and Paul Clock’s son (born in 1941).
This photo is from Karon Clock Lemming’s booklet, “Our Ancestors”, 2012. She married Rita & Virgil’s oldest son, John (my cousin).
CHRISTMAS AT MARGARET’S PLACE, TULSA (1954):
Margaret. She was blind her last years.
Margaret & Some of Her Kids. Virgil, Quentin, Mary, Paul.
Margaret …4 of her children & their wives …and their children (her grandchildren).
WHERE THE WILKIE & MARGARET CLOCK FAMILY LIVED IN TULSA (1918-1958):
(from Linda Clock Cox, my cousin)
The Clock family had lived in West Tulsa at the Methodist Church rectory from the time they moved to Tulsa in 1918. College St. was where the family lived when I was born in 1939. It is not far from the present Clock dental office. If cousins are together when Mary Margaret is in town (Feb), we like to drive by the house. The family lived across from Locust Park for a short time after Grandfather Clock died and they vacated the rectory in West Tulsa. Locust Park was located about 16th St and Cincinnati Street. Your mother, Ellen, lived west …my mother, Rita, lived north …Aunt Penny Quinn, Rita’s sister? lived east …and the Clocks lived south of the park. So our families lived on the four sides of the park. The Clocks moved there after living in West Tulsa. The time period after West Tulsa was a season when the kids were finishing high school, college, and working. Grandmother Clock (Margaret) was living on North Elwood Street by the time my family (Virgil & Rita Clock & their 3 kids) moved from Oregon to Texas, in 1953. She lived in a nursing home at the end.
Next is a bookmark with my Grandma’s obituary from the “Daily Oklahoman” in Oklahoma City (1958) …and along side it is a photograph of her, perhaps from the 1940’s.
At the bottom of this posting is her grave stone in Tulsa, OK …next to Wilkie’s. I never met her, nor my Grandpa Clock …he passed away 15 years before I was born. I really missed out on something there.
MANY YEARS LATER ….DIRECTIONS TO GRANDMOTHER CLOCK’S HOUSE IN TULSA: From her grandkids, Robert Clock & Linda Clock Cox’s recollections (2012):
As I recall, the house was in the 1100 block of North Elwood. It was on the west side of Elwood and was the 3rd house south from the corner. The family living across the street was named ‘Groves.’ The last time I visited the area (10 years ago), the house was torn down and a highway ran where it was located. The red brick apartments west of Grandmother’s house were still standing at that time. Charles, Robert and Richard use to scale the fence in grandmother’s yard and go to the shopping center south and west of her property. What memories!
– Robert Clock
I agree that the address was 11?? N. Elwood. I used to ride the Denver Ave. bus from 1206 S. Carson (Grandmother Quinn) to Grandmother Clock’s house. I found it interesting that both of my grandmothers were the same distance from downtown.
The Clock house in West Tulsa faced south, while the church faced north on the same large block. Saw a picture at Mary Margaret’s two weeks ago of the West Tulsa Methodist Sunday School class of 1931. Had Virgil, Grandfather, George, and maybe Minnie in the picture. Across the street you could see the rooming house where the family lived in West Tulsa first. They had the first services in a brush arbor in West Tulsa.
After Grandfather Clock died in April 1933, the Clock family moved near downtown and Central High. My father was in high school. My mother lived at 16th and Cincinnati on the NE corner facing Cincinnati. The side of the house faced Locust Park. Aunt Ellen lived on Cincinnati between 16th and 17th facing east (and Locust Park). The map shows Cincinnati curving now, but it used to run north and south. Aunt Penny Butler Quinn lived at the NE corner of 17th and Detroit facing Locust Park. The Clock family moved into a house on 17th facing the side of Aunt Penny’s house. Hope the info helps for that Clock location.