Biographyk-Kark, Horace Lincoln b. March 12, 1916, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Father Louis Lazarus Emanuel Kark (1881-1957, Lornetto L. Kark b. Johannesburg, South Africa), mother Elizabeth Edith Garber (1889-1928); High School education; Single; Knit Goods Worker, Musician; YCL 1934, unit organizer and branch literature agent; Received Passport# 397512 on April 24, 1937 which listed his address as 4814 North 9th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Sailed May 1, 1937 aboard the Britannic (Statendam); Arrived in Spain on June 2, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion; Lincoln-Washington BN; WIA March 10, 1938, Belchite, during the Retreats; Rank Soldado later promoted to Cabo; Killed in action March 1938, during the Retreats.
Siblings: brother Franklin Hamilton Kark (1923-1980), step brother Franklin Kark (1924-?).
Source: Sail (under Kack); Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Mac-Paps; XV BDE; BN 58 Retreats; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 555, ll. 28 (fiche); USSDA 2:0672, 56:0276. Code A
Photograph: Horace Kark, Cabo, Lincoln-Washington Battalion, December 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0926. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.