Between 1874 and 1889, Maggie and David had seven children:
Garnet Wolsley Clark born August 20 1874, David Garriet Clark born August 20, 1875, Elgin Percy Clark Born February 19, 1878, Henry Lester Clark born January 11, 1880, Charles Varney Clark born August 17, 1882, Bertha Clarke born October 2, 1885 and Hugh Franklin Clark born March 3, 1889.
The following words were written on a piece of the dock near the place that the bodies of mother and children were found:
"Do not blame Garnet, I did it. David Shan’t have those little ones,
" A Jury was impaneled, who after hearing the evidence returned a verdict to the effect that the unhappy woman committed suicide while in a fit of temporary insanity."
"The large number of people at the funeral may be taken as a measure of the respect in which the deceased was held. Popular feeling is strongly aroused by the shocking circumstances, and runs high against the absent husband and his relatives at the Eau. The prevailing idea, whether right or not, is that Mrs. Clark was prosecuted beyond endurance. Besides the log on which Mrs. Clark wrote her last message were found some letters, one from her husband notifying her to get off the farm, and another written by herself conveying a sad story of destitution and burden too heavy to be borne, and of which it seems few, if any, who knew her had any conception, as she was not accustomed to canvas her circumstances with neighbors."
"Just think Jerrie, How could she ever do it? Bertha was a dear little girl and Hugh was a nice child just beginning to talk. I was there last Tuesday night. She was very downhearted but never mentioned such a thing. She said in her note that she thought in the orchard at her home would be a nice place for their sermons. You see she has been thinking of it for some time"
"William Clark took Harry the second boy and Charley the youngest is at Solomon Burks until there is a change made. Garnet is going to work on a farm for a man about a mile from here."
I am in a strait. Let me fall into the hands of God rather than in to the hand of man
-- 2 Samuel 24:14