Mr and Mrs. Walter M. Clark were both former residents of Butte. Mr. Clark, the only son of J. Ross Clark of Los Angeles, is a nephew of W. A. Clark, former senator from Montana. He was born in Butte about 28 years ago. A number of years ago his parents removed to Los Angeles and he has made his home there ever since. Fore some time he has been associated with with his father in the beet sugar industry and has been manager of the Los Alimitos (sic) Sugar company.
About three years ago young Clark was married to Virginia McDowell, one of the most beautiful young women that ever made her home in Butte. The marriage took place in Cohoes, N. Y., Jan. 6, 1909, at the home of an uncle of the bride. Mrs. Clark was born in Helena, where her mother also grew to womanhood. Her father, Samuel McDowell, died in Helena about 16 years ago, but Mrs. McDowell and her daughter made Helena their home until they came to Butte about eight years ago. Mrs. McDowell was engaged in business for a while, and for some time was interested in a store on West Park street. The mother and daughter were residents of Butte only about two years and then removed to Los Angeles. A Los Angeles dispatch says Mr. and Mrs. Clark were accompanied on the trip by their 2-year old child, but that is an error, as the child was left behind with the grandmother, Mrs. McDowell, when Mr. and Mrs. Clark left for a European pleasure trip last December. Yesterday was the thirty-second anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ross Clark and it had been planned that a niece of Mr. and Mrs. Clark would be married at the Clark home in Los Angeles yesterday, but the Titanic disaster caused a postponement of the wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Clark visited in Butte last fall, having accompanied Charles W. Clark on his tour to Butte from California and through the Northwest. Mr. Clark is a grandson of Zenos Evans of Anaconda. Alexander J. Johnston, cashier of Clark Bros.' bank, received a telegram yesterday afternoon from J. Ross Clark at Los Angeles, dated 1:50 o'clock, saying: 'We feel sure that both Walter and Virginia are safe. Please inform our friends.'
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