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Suel S. Clark (1818-1900)

By Douglas H. Shepard
Barker Historical Museum

April, 2007

Suel S. Clark was born on 31 March 1818. There is no local record, but at some time around 1848 he married Nancy (or Louisa) Benjamin. By the 1860 Census they have Eva, 12; Walter, 10; and Erastus, 8. He can be found on Seymour Street on the 1867 and 1881 maps. The Fredonia Censor of 29 September 1886 referred to it as the farm at the very end of Seymour Street. The 1899 Directory gives his address as 37 Seymour Street (the old house numbering system). On 26 September 1866 he bought a lot on Liberty Street from Norton (L.120, p.142) and sold part of it to G.H.Rushworth on 1 April 1867 (L.118, p.426).

Louisa died on 8 September 1868. In the 1870 Census his family consists of Eva, 22; and Erastus, 18. On 20 June 1871 he married Salome LeGrys of Sinclairville. She died on 5 June 1873 in her 30th year. On 25 June 1874 he married Mrs. Julia Wilcox. In the 1880 Census he is 63, Julia, 42, Suel E., 28, a Dentist; and Lulu (Louise?) Wilcox, stepdaughter, 13, at school.

Suel S. Clark died on 10 January 1900. In the 1900 Census Julia was living in Dunkirk with her son-in-law, V.D. Bozovsky and his wife, Louise.

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