David Clark was born November 23, 1881 at Ferryden, Scotland, the son of George and Mary Clark. His father was actively engaged as captain of ocean vessels and Dave was associated in his early life with folk of the sea. He received his schooling in the Ferryden public schools and, later, at Montrose Academy.

At the age of fifteen, he came to the United States, and settled at Indianapolis where, with the exception of two short periods, he has continuously resided.

On December 15, 1909 he was united in marriage to Mary C. Peckmaun and to this union, three children were born, namely, David (deceased), Mary Jean, and George Milburn.

Dave was associated with the Lauries Dry Goods Store for a period of six years. Following this, he worked in the Big Four Freight yards in an effort to improve his then poor health. After three years of service he secured a position with Fannley McCrea Co. with which firm he is still connected [1937] having become an officer and part owner. He is a member of the Meridian Heights Presbyterian Church.

Brother Clark received the Degrees of Masonry in Capital City Lodge No. 312 from which he demitted to Broad Ripple Lodge in 1925. He was a member of Broad Ripple Chapter, R.A.M., and Broad Ripple Chapter, O.E.S. and served as High Priest and Patron, respectively of these Orders. He was also a past president of the Marion County Masters and Wardens Association. Brother Clark served as our Worshipful Master during the year 1931. David was always a very active and enthusiastic worker in the affairs of the Lodge and could always be depended upon to render faithful and conscientious service.

Lodge Events of 1931

The minutes record the fact that the Lodge Relief Fund was the beneficiary of the sum of $200.00 from the Auxiliary of the Eastern Star.

Robert Price having been a guest of the Masonic Home since 1924, and having reached the age of 18, was placed in care of the Lodge and arrangements were made for his future.

The Worshipful Master realizing that the depression now well under way would require additional relief funds, decided that a minstrel show would provide much needed capital for this cause. The first meeting was called early in September when officers were elected and plans formulated. The Brethren worked and practiced diligently and, on November 19 and 20, two performances were given in the Broad Ripple High School auditorium. The show was a decided success and the net sum of over three hundred dollars was realized from this particular venture.

During the year the following members received the Master Mason degree:

Donald C. Ridge Merrill R. Bruning Ebert C. Oltman
Courtland G. Alfs John D. Gentry Francis E. Wittmer, Jr.
Chas. B. Winegardner Cleo E. McLean Robt. A. Echols
Frederick W. Steiger Edward J. Ewing Harry A. Graves
Elihue M. Elam Paul R. McCalip

These brothers were affiliated:

Chas. C. Winegardner Aldo Chambers