Catherine, baby Mora and Sidney Clarke about 1903
Catherine Piquet Clarke was born January 8, 1880 in Hastings, Oswego County, New York. She was one of seven children. The youngest daughter of Peter J. Piquet and Fanny L. West. At the age of 15 she married Sidney H. Clarke on October 24, 1895. They went on to have ten children total, losing three boys in infancy. She wrote in her journals at the end of each day. I was lucky enough to inherit these journals. They consist of 1914 to 1925 and 1961 to 1968. She was consistent with her writing and I can only guess that there were journals from 1926 to 1960, but they are gone. She was my great grandmother, and she passed away on January 23, 1972 at the age of 92. I was born in December of 1972, I would have given anything to have met her. I have gotten to know and love her through her journals.