Biography of Edward H. Clark, Sr.

Clark, Edward H., sr., p. o. East Pembroke, N. Y., was born in Buffalo, N. Y., May 22, 1851. His parents moved to the town of Bataviawhen hewasan infant and to the town of Pembroke in 1853; he obtained his education in the district schools and Niagara University. He is a carpenter and joiner and is now one of the town's best farmers. September 24, 1874, he married Mary J. Taylor of the township of Batavia; they had ten children: Rose M., who died young; Edward H., Jr., Annie E., James A., Sarah A.. Esther C., Marian G., Mary J., Emma F., and Monica G. Mr. Clark's father, James Clark, was born in County Monaghan, Ireland, in 1820. He married Sarah Rider of his native county, and came to the United States in . They had four children, the oldest of whom died in infancy. James Clark died in 1888, and his widow in 1891. Mrs. Clark's father, John Taylor, was born in County Claire. Ireland, December 25, 1825, and came to the United States in 1848. He was section foreman on the N. Y. C. & H. R. R R. many years; he married Ann Brown, who was born in 1831; they had eleven children: one died in infancy, Mary J., John A. and William A. (twins). Annie C., who died in her second year, Eliza J., Charles B., Robert N., Joseph M., George E. and Walter H. Father and mother are both living at this date, 1898. Edward H., jr., is a graduated trained nurse and at present is an attendant in the State Hospital in Buffalo, N. Y. Annie is a Normal graduate and teaches the intermediate department in the public schools at East Pembroke. The family are members of St. Mary's Roman Catholic church. Mr. Clark is a Republican in politics. James J., his brother, died in 1891, leaving eight children, and his widow died in August, 1898.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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