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
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
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.
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
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
Archie died March 22, 1962 in Palisade Colorado, and is buried in Grand
CEDAREDGE -- Myrtle Pearl Clarke, 90,
Cedaredge, died Friday, July 19, 2002,
at the Delta County Memorial Hospital in
Survivors include one brother, Arch
Tilton and wife Marie, of Grand
Junction; one sister, Lois Clark, of
Palisade; and numerous nieces and
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.