This collection contains a hand-written letter and the envelope in which it was mailed. Penned in the Florin district of Sacramento
County, California by Jasper M. Clark, the letter contains details about several pieces of land and Clark's experience in
the Sacramento area. The letter's intended recipient was Clark's wife, Catherine Clark.
Jasper Marion Clark was born in Forest, Wisconsin on June 28, 1857 to Jeremiah and Mary Clark. The son of a merchant, Jasper
Clark married his wife Catherine in Wisconsin in 1882. The couple had 7 children between 1886 and 1905: Lulu born 1886, Monroe
born 1890, Nellie born 1892, Orval born 1894, Neva born 1898, Lyman born 1900, and Thurman born 1905. After leaving Wisconsin
for South Dakota, the family settled in Grant Township, G County, Oklahoma between 1892 and 1894. In 1896 G County became
known as Custer County. In Oklahoma, Clark owned and operated a farm on which his crops included millet. Clark passed away
on June 29, 1934, one day after his 77th birthday. He was interred at the Independence Cemetery in Custer County, Oklahoma.
Catherine Clark was born in Wisconsin in November 1864. She passed away in 1936 and was interred with her husband at the Independence
Cemetery in Custer County, Oklahoma.