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215. Rebecca Pauline COMSTOCK was born on 2 October 1905.111,117 She died on 26 July 1984 at the age of 78 in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.69,207

Crawford Co marriage record: Aura Clarence Clark, age 30, to Pauline Comstock, age 20, 19 Apr 1925. J. T. Purvis, VDM

1930 Census. Van Buren, Crawford Co, AR, Hh 289
Clarence I. Clark, age 63, married at age 25, b. IN, father b. NY, mother b. IN. Engineer for the railroad
Olive May, wife, age 59, married at age 21, b. MO, parents b. MO
Aura C., son, age 25, married at age 20, b. AR, Cotton buyer
Pauline R., daughter-in-law, age 25, b. AR, father b. MO, mother b. AR

1940 Census. Van Buren, Crawford, AR, Hh 368
Olive M. Clark, age 69, Widow, b. MO, lived in the same house in 1935
Aura C., son, age 45. Aura and Pauline lived in Baltimore, MD in 1935. He was a medical doctor in private practice.
Pauline C., daughter-in-law, age 34

1944 Little Rock, City Directory
Aura C. Clark (Pauline) phys 703 S. Main home, 415 Skyline Dr

First female to pass the bar in Arkansas.
There is a story that she died after locking herself out of her house. Maybe had a heart attack on front porch trying to get back in? Have not been able to confirm, but she died in the hospital in North Little Rock according to her Obituary.

Grave marker has Eastern Star emblem.

The Springdale News
29 Jul 1984
PAULENE CLARK
Paulene Comstock Clark, 78, of Little Rock died July 26 in a North Little Rock hospital. She was born in Uniontown Oct 2, 1905, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jim Comstock of Van Buren. She was secretary to the chaplain at the Veterans' Hospital in North Little Rock and the first woman to pass the Arkansas bar exam. She was the widow of the late Dr. A. C. Clark.
Survivors include one brother, Paul Comstock of Van Buren; one sister Maude Redmon of Van Buren; one brother-in-law, Cy Carney of Fayetteville; nephew, Kenny Comstock of Springdale, niece, JoEllen McKim of springdale.
Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ocker Memorial Chapel, Van Buren. Burial was in Grace Lawn Cemetery.

An obituary was also in the Northwest Arkansas Times on 28 Jul 1984. That obituary includes all the above as well as the fact that Pauline was a member of Wood memorial Christian Church of Van Buren - she had apparently never moved her membership.

Rebecca Pauline COMSTOCK and Dr. Aura Clarence CLARK were married on 19 April 1925 in Crawford County, Arkansas. Dr. Aura Clarence CLARK208, son of Clarence Irving CLARK and Olive May THOMAS, was born on 22 November 1894.20 He died on 16 October 1969 at the age of 74 in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.20,207

1900 Census. Van Buren, Crawford, AR, Hh 405
Clarence Clark, b. Mar 1866, age 34, married 8 years, b. IN, father b. NY, mother b. IN, locomotive engineer
Ollie, wife, b. Dec 1871, age 28, 2 children, b. MO as were her parents
Aura, son, b. Nov 1894, age 6, b. AR
Alverne, dau, b. May 1897, age 3, b. AR
Sarah, mother, b. Nov 1831, age 68. Had 3 children - 2 are living, b. IN, parents b. PA

World War I Draft Registration
5 Jun 1917, Van Buren, AR
Aura Clarence Clark was 23, b. Nov 22, 1893, Van Buren, Ark. He lived at 610 S. 7th in Van Buren and lists his occupation as student. Lists military service as Cadet Band, 2 years at the University of Arkansas. Gives reason for exemption as "Incapacitated" although no disability noted on back of card. Short, medium build, grey eyes, brown hair

8 Oct 1819. Passport Issued.
28 Jul 1919. Application for Passport. He was born Van Buren, AR, Nov 22, 1893. His father, Clarence I. Clark was born Indiana and resides in Van Buren. Aura's legal domicile is Van Buren; his temporary residence is Brest, France. He last left the U.S. on 8 Sep 1918, arriving in Brest on 21 Sep 1918, for the purpose of Military Service on behalf of Hdqrs. Detach. Camp Pontanazean, Brest, France. He has resident in France from Sep 1918 to the present. He wants to visit France and the British Isles for Commercial Business.
Description: 25 years. 5'4". Forehead high, Eyes blue, Nose regular, Mouth small, Chin round, Hair brown, Complexion fair, Face, full.
A. R. Jehl (from the same Camp in France) from Wilmington, DE, had known Aura C. Clark for 5 months and knew these facts to be true. A statement from his Commanding Officer was submitted and references from J. J. Izzard of Van Buren and J. E. Atkins of Fort Smith.
A note beside a very dark photo: This applicant is a member of the AEF. He desires to be discharged in France in order to enter business as shown by documents submitted.

27 Oct 1919. Arrived Port of New York from Southampton England on the "Mauretania". Had sailed on Oct 18th.
Aura C. Clark, 22y 10m, Born Van Buren, AR, 22 Nov 1893. Address in States: Van Buren

World War II Draft Registration
17 Apr 1942
Address: 812 West 4th, Little Rock, Pulaski, AR.
Age 48, b. 22 Nov 1894, Van Buren, AR.
Mrs. A. C. Clark would always know his address
Self-employed: 541 Donaghey Bldg, Little Rock.
5'5", 160#. Blue eyes, brown hair, bald. No obvious identification marks