William Clark


WILLIAM CLARK, an old and respected citizen of Island Creek township, is a son ofJames Clark, the memory of whose career from poverty to an honored position among the people of Jefferson county, is greatly cherished by his descendants. William Clark was born February 26, 1825 and was reared as a farmer, an occupation in which he is still engaged. On August 30, 1849, he was married to Elizabeth, born August 6, 1822, daughter of John Frederick, of Island Creek township and to this union five children have been born; Samuel W., John F., James, Maggie J. and Mary E., of whom Samuel is deceased. Mr. Clark and wife are members of the Presbyterian church, of Island Creek, of which he has been an elder for over thirty years. He has always been a prominent and influential citizen, and for fifteen years has held the office of justice of the peace. His long residence here has made him many friends. In politics, Mr. CLark is a prohibitionist.

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