Lake Worth Pioneers' Association, Inc.


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1109 S. Congress Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Phone: 561-642-4200


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John Newton Clark

John Newton Clark (sometimes spelled Clarke) was born in Florida in 1867. Both of his parents were Floridians also. John came to the lake area in 1889 and worked in the general store owned by U.D. Hendrickson.

From 1892 to 1898, John was postmaster of Lake Worth (now Palm Beach.) The post office was in or near the general store. The settlement at the north end of the lake was the Village of Lake Worth. Sometime after the Royal Poinciana Hotel was built in 1894, he was employed there.

Ina Josephine Walker of Boston vacationed here one year. Staying with her aunt, Mrs. Charles C. Haight, ma met John Newton Clark. They were married 15 October 1896 and made Palm Beach their home. They had one son, Charles Frederick Clark, born 13 May 1898.

John Newton Clark died 28 October 1943 and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach. Ina, a charter member of First Baptist Church and active in Eastern Star, died 4 March 1958, at age eighty-one, and is buried beside John.

Charles Frederick Clark married Elsie F.______ in 1918, and they had two daughters: Madge Josephine Clark (Mrs. Keith Browning) and Mary Lee Clark (Mrs. Jack Kent).


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