Biography of Charles E. Clark

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Clark, Charles E., Buffalo, secretary of the Buffalo Loan, Trust and Safe Deposit Company, is the son of Andrew and Thankful D. (Brown) Clark. whose grandfathers served in the Revolutionary war, and was born at Comstock's, Washington county, N. Y., April 5. 1848. When sixteen years of age he found himself dependent upon his own efforts for a livelihood with only the education which district and the Union school had given him. He was first engaged as a telegraph operator for five years, afterward as train dispatcher of the Harlem Extension Railroad Company at Bennington, Vt., and then in the slate manufacturing business. In 1877 he was appointed a bank examiner for the State of New York. In 1883 Mr. Clark came to Buffalo and entered upon his present duties as the first secretary of the Buffalo Loan, Trust and Safe Deposit Company, of which he is also a trustee. He has won his way to the responsible position he now holds and to the high esteem of his fellow citizens, by his own efforts. He is a director of the Buffalo Elevator Company, the Erie County Guarantied Search Company and several other corporations of Buffalo, and of the Merchant's Gargling Oil Company of Lockport. May 2, 1872, he married Florence S. Sprague of Brandon, Vt., and they have had four children, two of whom, Alfred H. and Charles S., are living.


Source:
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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