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Sanford A. Atherton
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F. E. Behrens
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William Bray, M. D.
John D. Bush
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Mell H. Cushing
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Extracted from Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and
Clayton Counties, Iowa, 1894 Reprinted by Higginson Book Co., Salem,
Massachusetts, p. 216
DR. RODOLPHUS CLARK, who was successfully
engaged in the practice of dentistry in Dubuque, claims Massachusetts
as the state of his nativity. He was born in Conway, Franklin County,
on the 16th of February, 1815, and is a son of Ebenezer Clark, who was
born May 28, 1781, made farming his life occupation, and died in 1832.
The grandfather, Deacon Ebenezer Clark, was of English descent. The mother
of our subject bore the maiden name of Sally Griffith and was born in
Chatham, Conn., October 16, 1785. They were married April 15, 1808.
Dr. Rodolphus Clark is the fourth in order of birth in the family of six
children who reached mature years. The district and private schools of
his native place afforded him his educational privileges. In the usual
manner of farmer lads the days of his boyhood and youth were passed, and
on the death of his father he took charge of the old farm, which he successfully
operated until 1844.
The Doctor was married November 28, 1839, the lady of his choice being
Miss Clarissa D. Rogers, daughter of John Rogers, of Conway, Mass. By
their union were born six children, four of whom reached mature years.
Sarah G. died in her twenty-fourth year; Aurora B. is now the wife of
Charles H. Arms, of Chicago; Clara E. died at the age of seventeen; Ada
M. is the wife of William P. Bingham, of Dubuque. Mrs. Clark, mother or
the above children, died In Conway, Mass., October 19, 1867, and the Doctor
never married again.
Dr. Clark fitted himself for the practice of dentistry by study in an
office in Conway, and he there engaged in practice for the long period
of a quarter of a century. In 1870 he came to Dubuque, where he commenced
practice in company with his brother, E. L. Clark. This connection was
continued until 1889, when he withdrew from the firm. Since that time
he has lived retired, enjoying the rest he has so truly earned and richly
deserves. While in active practice he always kept abreast with the times
in everything connected with his profession, and his skill and ability
were such as to win him a large business. As his financial resources have
increased he has made judicious in vestments of his capital. He is now
a Director of the Dubuque National Bank and also in the Beaver Valley
Bank of Parkerburg, Iowa. In his political views he is a Republican, but
has had neither time nor inclination for public office, preferring to
devote his energies entirely to his business interests. He holds membership
with the First Congregational Church, of which his wife was also a member
in Massachusetts, in which he has served as a Deacon and Trustee for several
years. He takes an active part in church and benevolent work, is a friend
to the poor and needy and delights in doing well. All who know him esteem
him highly for his sterling worth and the many Excellencies of his character,
and his honorable, upright life is one well worthy or emulation.