A. J. CLARK.
A. J. Clark, who gives his time and energy to the operation of two hundred and eighteen acres of good land in Hartford
township, was born in Wood county, Ohio, on the 24th of February, 1854, a son of John and Eliza A. (Hale) Clark,
both natives of Pennsylvania. The father passed away in the Buckeye state when our subject was but three years
of age, and the mother subsequently sold the property there and removed to Indiana, where she resided for eight
years. In 1871 she became a resident of Iowa county, Iowa, and died here in June, 1875. Our subject is the only
one now living in a family of eight children.
A. J. Clark became a farm hand when seventeen years of age and by practicing thrift was enabled to rent land four
years later. Subsequently he purchased a forty acre tract in this county and from time to time bought additional
land, accumulating two hundred and eighteen acres on sections 23 and 26, Hartford township. He has one of the well
improved farms of Iowa county and his work as a farmer is yielding him a good annual income.
In 1876 Mr. Clark married Miss Ida A. Kime, who was born in Iowa county of the marriage of Nicholas F. and Sarah
A. (Bare) Dime, natives of Ohio. They were pioneer settlers of Iowa and both died in this county. To their union
were born four children. Mr. and Mrs. Clark became the parents of two children: Cora E., the wife of B. F. Jones,
Jr.; and Nora F., who married R. A. Border. They also reared a nephew, John F. Tyler, from infancy to maturity.
The wife and mother died on the 23d of May, 1913, and was laid to rest in the Ohio cemetery.
Mr. Clark is a republican and for six years served on the board of supervisors. For nine years he was assessor
and for a long period he has been a member of the school board, in which connection he has done much for the advancement
and progress of the public schools. He is a member of the Ohio Methodist Protestant church, of which he is a steward,
and his influence can be depended upon to further efforts for the moral betterment of his community. He is connected
with financial affairs of Iowa county as a director and vice president of the Farmers Savings Bank of Ladora. He
is a substantial and representative citizen and all who know him respect him sincerely.
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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