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Edward Joseph Clark was born on 1 Dec 1901 in Sharpsville to James Lawrence Clark and Clara Mae Schell/Shell.
He was nicknamed "Blackie" and "Joe". When he wasn't with the circus, he lived in Mercer County or Trumbull County.
He married in 1949 and moved to Mahoning County. After a heart attack in 1959, he was told to more to a warmer climate. He died 11 Dec 1962 in Louisa County, Virginia.