Biography of Ira Clark
Madison County, NY Biographies





Clark, Ira, was born two and one half miles west of Morrisville, February 24, 1822, a son of Ira (a native of Connecticut) and Lydia (Dunham) Clark; their children were Orsmus, Edward, Lonson, Joseph P., Ira, Millie, Laurie, Cornelia, Fidelia, and Lydia, all born in Madison county. The first two sons were drowned in Leland Pond about 1825. By occupation Ira Clark, sr., followed hotel keeping and farming. Ira Clark, jr., was educated in the common schools of Madison county. His early life was spent with his parents, and when sixteen years of age he started in life for himself as a farm laborer. In 1843 he married Marsha Elvira, daughter of Caleb Abbott, and they have one son, William I., who married Lucy Blowers; they have four children: Claud, Effie, Irving and Walter. In the fall after Mr. Clark was married he moved to Michigan, where he purchased a farm and remained eleven years there; he then returned and purchased a farm near Fenner Corners, where he remained six years and then removed to a farm near Nelson. Here he remained until 1878, when he purchased land in the village of Nelson and built the house in which he now lives and follows general farming. Mr. Clark is a public spirited man and takes an interest in town affairs. He was assessor one term and is interested in educational work.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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