Biography of Charles A. Clark


Clark, Charles A., Buffalo, was born in the village of Lancaster, Erie county, N. Y., April 7, 1839, and at an early age moved to Buffalo with his parents. His first business experience was as an assistant to William Ives, at that time librarian of the Young Men's Association, now the Buffalo Library. In 1856 he entered the employ of William T. Ward well as bookkeeper and clerk. In 1860 he was appointed warrant clerk in the city clerk's office, which position he held until 1862, when he was appointed to a clerkship in the office of the canal commissioner by the late Franklin A. Alberger. This position he resigned to enter the military service of the United States. Upon the organization of the 27th N. Y. Battery he was commissioned a second lieutenant and a few months later made first lieutenant. For a time he served as adjutant of the post at Camp Barry. the large artillery camp near Washington. In July, 1864, he was detached from his battery and made inspector of artillery of the 9th (Burnside's) Corps and later was transferred by General Hunt to the 2d (Hancock's) Corps. Shortly afterward he was promoted to captain of the 12th New York Battery, in which capacity he served until the close of the war. After the war he became revenue inspector of this internal revenue district, resigning this position to become mayor's clerk under the late C. J. Wells. In 1870 he became superintendent of the Akron Cement Works at Akron, N. Y., where he remained for nine years. In 1879 he returned to Buffalo and entered the employ of James H. Jewett, shoe dealer, where he remained until 1892. In 1893 he was offered a position with the Crystal Beach Steamboat and Ferry Company, which he accepted, becoming passenger and ticket agent, which position he now holds.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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