Biography of Charles W. Clark


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Clark, Charles W., was born in Lorraine, October 12, 1857, a son of John P. and Nancy Ann (Claffin) Clark. Nancy Ann Claffin was born in Lorraine, a daughter of Winslow P. Claflin, one of the early settlers of the town. John Clark was born in Connecticut, a son of John Clark, who came to Ellisburg early and died in Wisconsin in 1894, aged one hundred years. John, jr., was a farmer by occupation; in politics a Democrat and a member of the M. B. church. He died September 21, 1895, and his wife October 4, 1883. Charles W. was reared on a farm and educated at Sandy Creek. He is a farmer and has L53 acres of land and a dairy of eighteen cows. January 27, 1883, he married Hattie B. Woodruff, born at Sandy Creek, September 4, 1831, and daughter of Cyrus and Lodisca (Fillmore) Woodruff. Mr. Woodruff was a boy six years old when his father, William Woodruff, settled at Sandy Creek. He owned 500 acres of land and erected the first saw mill at that place. Mr. and Mrs. Clark had one son, Robert K., born August 26, 1885. Mr. Clark is a Republican in politics and he and wife are members of the Baptist church of Adams, he being one of the deacons.

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