Edward Clarke (1892 - 1960)Edit

Name variationsEdit

  • Eddie Clarke

Vital statisticsEdit

at Calton, Glasgow (76 Abercrombie Street)

at Belvedere Hospital Glasgow at age 68



Edward Clarke was the son of Michael Andrew Clarke (1862-1940), Brickfield Labourer, and Elizabeth Manning (1871 - 1935), Carpet Weaver, who were married at St Mary’ Chapel, Calton December 31, 1889, after banns according to the forms of the Roman Catholic Church.


His grandparents were


His great-grandparents were


Hir great-great-grandparents were

  • Unknown


Spouses (2)Edit


By Abigail

  • Thomas Clarke
  • Andrew Clarke
  • John Clarke
  • Nancy Clarke
  • Mary Clarke
  • Margaret Clarke
  • Elizabeth Clarke

By another liaison

  • unknown daughter

By Jeanie Ferguson Linton


Edward Clarke was born in Glasgow into a family of Irish descent - his father a recent immigrant, his mother’s family having been resident in the Calton area of Glasgow since the early 19th Century. He was baptised in St Mary’s Chapel where he was later married (as his father, Michael, had been) and he was educated at the adjacent St Mary’s School, then under the direct control of the Roman Catholic Church. The nature of his occupation(s) is unknown, but he was highly political from an early age, and much of his energy was devoted to this. He was a conscientious objector during the First World War and he was forced to work on repairing roads instead. He briefly emigrated to Canada - during the 1920s or 1930s - but did not find it congenial and soon returned to Scotland. He was an active member of the Independent Labour Party and of the local Tenants Association. He spent a great deal of his time pleading the cases of indebted Tenants in the Small Debt Court in Glasgow where he met his second wife Jeanie Ferguson Linton. His first wife, Abigail, had died of cancer in 1940. He had an extra-marital affair about this time, producing a further daughter. He was interested in Music Hall and amateur dramatics and loved to declaim comic monologues.




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