Biography of Charles Clarke
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CLARKE, Charles, railway official; born, Clarkston, Mich., Apr. 17, 1850; son of Ebenezer and Sarah A. (Wood) Clarke; educated in country and high schools at Fenton, and Ann Arbor University, Mich.; married at Fenton, Nov. 8, 1870, Alice E. Pritchard; 2 children: Dr. George W., Julia Elizabeth (Mrs. C. A. Beam, of Marion, Mich.). Engaged in U. S. government service as clerk in general transfer department of the army of the Cumberland, at Nashville, Tenn., and vicinity, 1863-65; after the war taught school in Lincoln Co., Mo.; began in railway service with the Detroit & Milwaukee R. R., at Fenton, Mich., Apr. 1, 1872 (later absorbed by the Grand Trunk Ry. of Canada); has been continuously identified with Grand Trunk and affiliated lines in various capacities; in charge of freight traffic Grand Trunk Ry. System lines in Michigan 1899-Dec. 1, 1912; since assistant commissioner of industries, Grand Trunk System. Member Detroit Board of Commerce, Detroit Board of Trade. Member National Geographic Society. Mason. Club: Detroit Transportation: Recreation: study of economics. Office: Grand Trunk Railway System, 118 Woodward Ave. Residence: 685 12th Street.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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