California Genealogy and History Archives
is essentially the time of the self-made man. Time was when self-made
men were born in log houses and made their way to fame and to fortune
without education except as they were able to obtain a little, crude and
unclassified, through the reading of miscellaneous books of Hobson's
choice by the light of pitch-pine torches stuck in the ground beside
them. Now the self-made man sets out along the devious way of business
life with more education, but he has to encounter greater obstacles and
more determined competition.
has no recollection of a log domicile, but his goal is a brownstone one
Sacramento has many men of both classes, the old and the new. Among the
latter is George H. Clark, who is forging ahead to eminence in the field
of building, the visible evidence of the growth of every city.
in Stockton, Cal., in December, 1880, his education was begun in the
public schools of his native city and continued in high school in San
Mateo county, where he was duly graduated in 1899. Then he matriculated
at Stanford university and was graduated there from, with the degree of
A. B., with the class of 1904.
was a business life rather than a professional life that Mr. Clark chose
for himself. Coming to Sacramento he found employment with the Clark
& Henry Construction Company as manager. Later he went in a similar
capacity to the Sacramento Cement Company, dealers in building material,
rock, lath and other merchandise in the line, and has been so successful
and so useful to the enterprise that his connection with it is by all
his friends regarded as permanent.
The captaincy of the football team of 1904 at Stanford university fell to Mr. Clark. He is a member of the University club and of the Sutter club. The Republican party commands his political allegiance. He married Miss Esther Numan of Stockton, Cal., in July, 1905, and they have a son and a daughter, William R. and Katharine.
Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011