During the depression in 1930s in Oklahoma a boy named Chester Clark was the eldest brother of 7 children. In young adulthood Chester’s mother and father died within 2 years of each other, leaving Chester to take care of his 6 siblings. Chester had married a woman named Inez and they had 5 children of their own, and so the Clark family grew to 13 children with Chester as the father-figure to his brothers and sisters and his own children, and Inez marrying into the clan and becoming the matriarch.
All 13 of the Clark’s would survive the depression and a few of the boys would go on to farm the land in Oklahoma and, a few years later, own and farm land down a bit south in Texas. Jimmy was the 2nd to the youngest of the initial 7 children, which included Chester as a brother who led them as a dad. Wayne was the son of Chester and Inez, making Wayne a nephew to Jimmy, even though they were roughly the same age. Wayne and Jimmy would have sons, Brent and Gordon respectively, and now Wayne and Gordon and their families farm and are in the insurance business in Dumas.
If you’re confused, then that’s fine. Actually I think it’s kind of good to get a bit turned around with this family because nothing about them is all that conventional; they have a complex family system and they live lives that involve the kind of risk that most people stay as far away from as possible. I had to have a number of the family members go through the tree for me, and I still feel like I never quite got it down.