William Arthur Clark (1853-1918)

Transcription contributed Arne H Trelvik 6 May 2004
The Western Star, 21 November 1918
Copy obtained from the obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society
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Word was received late last Wednesday afternoon from Kirksville, Mo., that Prof. William A. Clark, former instructor in the National Normal University at Lebanon but lately of the Missouri State Normal, had passed away. No further word has been received and relatives here are at a loss to know the cause of his death.

The following account of Prof. Clark is Taken from “Who’s Who in America:”

“William Arthur Clark, psychologist, was born at Manchester, Ohio, May 23, 1853; son of Samuel Elison and Sarah Ann (Kirker) Clark, was educated at the National Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio, 1871-72 and 1883-85 receiving the degree A. B. 1885.

“He was a teacher and superintendent of public schools in Ohio from 1872-81. Superintendent Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphans Home School, Xenia, 1881-83; Professor of Mathematics National Normal University 1883-93; Professor of Philosophy Western Normal College, Lincoln, Nebr. 1894-95; Teacher of Pedogogy, Nebraska State Normal School, Peru, Nebr. 1905-12; and head professor of education and psychology in Missouri State Normal School since September, 1912.

“He married Irene Holbrook at Lebanon, Ohio, July 28, 1886. He was the author of several workers [sic] on education.

“After leaving Lebanon Prof. Clark attended Haward University where he received the degree of A. M. in 1899. He also received the degree of Ph. D. from the University of Chicago in 1900 and the degree of L. L. D. from Hasting’s College, Nebraska in 1912.”

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