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Archie was born May 12, 1882 in Millersburg, Iowa and married Emma June 19, 1907.  Emma was born September 19, 1886 in What Cheer, Keokuk County, Iowa.

In 1900 Archie was with his parents in Keokuk County. and in 1910 they must be the A. G. 27. E.T. 23, and A.M. 2 Tilton in Keokuk County.

In November 1911 the Yuma Pioneer reported "E.G. Tilton has bought the improvements on the Garrett place, and is moving them to his homestead this week."

He proved up his homestead a few miles west of Wages in 1915,  Next to him - also proving up in 1915 - is William C. Maurer - that almost certainly is Emma's father.  In 1918 Ray G. Maurer of Wages was ordered for entrainment. He had registered as Ray Joseph Maurer, born January 1, 1897 in Cory, Iowa (previously Jaintown), and he was working for Arch Tilton of Wages.  His father Was William Maurer of Wages.

The 1900 Prairie, Keokuk County census has William Maurer 41, Anna E. 40, Chas. E 18, Emma 13, Mary G. 11, Martin J. 7, Joseph R. 3, Jennie M. 3, and Fredrick nine months.

The 1910 census in Prairie, Keokuk County has Wm. Maurer, 51, widowed - with him are Ray 13, May 13, Fred 11, and Ernest 9.

In the 1920 census they have Adelaid, William L, Martle, and Louis.

In October 1916 the Wray Rattler reported "E.L. Tilton of What Cheer, Iowa, was out at the Leonard ranch on the Black Wolfe over Saturday and Sunday, he and H. H. Leonard being old boyhood friends.  This was the first time they had met in twenty-nine years."

In 1922 Arch was on a list of Yuma County prospective jurors.

In 1930 they're in Palisade -  kids William L, Myrtle P, Lois L., and Arch G.  Arch is a bank vice-president at Palisade National Bank, and the cashier is his younger brother Forrest L. Tilton.

In 1940 Palisade Arch is a farmer.    Only Myrtle - a secretary - and Arch- a farmer are with them.

Adelaide M. was born May 21, 1908 and died April 1980 in Grand Junction

Lawrence W. was born June 19, 1910 and died May 24, 2000 - buried in Tucson, Arizona.

Lois Love Tilton was born August 9, 1914, married James A. Clark, died September 15, 2007, and is buried in Grand Junction.

Archie Jr. was born August 17, 1920, and died November 29, 2004 in Grand Junction.

Archie died March 22, 1962 in Palisade Colorado, and is buried in Grand Junction.


CEDAREDGE -- Myrtle Pearl Clarke, 90, Cedaredge, died Friday, July 19, 2002, at the Delta County Memorial Hospital in Delta.

Survivors include one brother, Arch Tilton and wife Marie, of Grand Junction; one sister, Lois Clark, of Palisade; and numerous nieces and nephews.  No service is planned at this time.

Larry Clark August 19, 1934 – March 20, 2013 James L. "Larry" Clark died peacefully in his sleep on March 20, 2013, with his family by his side. Larry, a Palisade native, and great-grandson of Palisade pioneers, was an innovative and very successful peach rancher; as well as the founder of Clark Family Orchards. You could always count on a colorful wagon, pulled with his huge draft horses, dressed in beautiful harnesses, and filled with family, waving to the crowds at every Palisade parade, and several other parades and events throughout the Valley. Larry made sure that free rides were offered to everyone, especially during the spring blossom time of year. Each Spring, Larry would harness up the horses and mules to plow his tomato patch with his antique farm implements which he collected throughout his lifetime. A visit to the ranch would allow you to enjoy this collection as well as his extensive collection of antique buggies and wagons. Larry was an avid hunter and fisherman. Every fall he, his father, sons, and friends, would pack up the horses and mules and head to the hills for two weeks of glorious color, camaraderie, and sport. As a child, everyone in the family worked on the ranch, and the minute there was a break in the work, the family would all head to Grand Mesa to spend time in the family cabin and fish South Mesa and Lost Lakes for the tasty brookie and rainbow trout. What a glorious time that was! For years, Larry attended the National Western Stock Show, and showed his animals, as well as perform in various events. Larry was born August 19, 1934, to Jamie and Lois Clark in the ranch house where he lived, until he began farming on his own. Back in those days, the family doctor, Dr. Wideline and his nurse, Fairy Ryan, attended the birth. He grew up in Palisade, surrounded by five great-grandparents, the first James A. and Phoebe Clark, George and Emma Hoffman, and William Maurer, and grandparents, A. G. and Emma Tilton, and Levi and Hazel Clark, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. The Clark family settled in Palisade, in the late 1800's. Taylor Elementary School is located on a parcel of the original ranch. Larry graduated from Palisade High School, in 1952 and shortly began his farming career. January 1, 1953, he married Maxine Lundgren. They had three sons, Steve, Bruce, and Dermis. They divorced, in 1989. Larry later married Marjorie Downey-Feugate, and enjoyed time with her three children, Don Feugate, Tara Feugate-Slone, and Cheryl Feugate-Fife. After Marjorie's death, in later years, Larry, and his companion, Gloria Tappan, enjoyed many trips around the United States and Europe. Larry always enjoyed life, and lived with a positive outlook. Even after being diagnosed with cancer, he continued to make plans for the coming years. Larry was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge, # 575, the Western Colorado Horticulture Society, the Moose Lodge, 567, and served on numerous boards involved with horses, mules, and the peach industry. Larry's parents, Jamie and Lois Clark, preceded him in death, as well as his wife, Marjorie. He is survived by his three sons, Steve Clark of Palisade, CO; Bruce (Jan) Clark of Redmond, OR, and Dennis (Staci) Clark of Palisade, CO; brother, Mickey (Lila) Clark of Victorville, CA, and sister, Sylvia Morrison of Grand Junction; nine grandchildren, Levi, Zack, and Jessica Clark, Josh, Kaleb, Dakota, and Colton Clark, Makenzie and Courtney Clark, and three great-grandchildren. Larry will be missed by all of us. We are grateful for all the years we had together. His service will be Friday, March 22, at 2:00 p.m., at the Palisade United Methodist Church. Services are entrusted to Palisade Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please make donations to The Palisade United Methodist Church, 365 Main St., Palisade, CO, 81526 or Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090 B North 12th St., Grand Junction, CO, 81506.

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