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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Throwback Thursday and Eva Clark

Throwback Thursday and Eva Clark

Born in 1881, Eva Howard Clark was a trapeze performer with the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus (now the Cole Brothers Circus) during early part of the 20th century. Her parents were Alice Adair and Lee Howard, also circus performers.

On September 6, 1906 she was accidently shot in the abdomen by her husband who was said to have been in an altercation with Eva’s purported lover. Eva was taken to King's Daughters' Hospital in Staunton, where she lingered for a month, left in the care of the townspeople, since the circus was forced to move on. She died on October 1.

The people of Staunton buried her and whenever the circus is in town, they gather at the Thornwood Cemetery to honor her. See the full article here:

Eva never implicated her husband and he was never charged.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Dance History Factoid #245:
“Trapeze artist Eva Clark is still honored over 100 years after her death.”

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“Never be so busy as not to think of others.”
― Mother TeresaThe Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living

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