The medical fraternity of New Hartford finds an able representative in the person of Dr. Arthur Preston Clark,
who for the past six years has been engaged in the practice of his profession in this village. He is a native of
this state, having been born at Adams, Jefferson county, on the 31st of July, 1880, and is a son of Preston and
Frances (Cory) Clark.
Preston Clark, the father, was killed when our subject was only six months old and when one year of age the family
moved to Jordan, Onondaga county, where Arthur Preston Clark received his early education at the Jordan high school.
After graduating he entered Union College at Schenectady, New York. Following the completion of his course in the
latter institution he matriculated at the Albany Medical College, being awarded the degree of doctor of medicine
with the class of 1905. He subsequently came to New Hartford where he established an office and began the practice
of his profession. He has met with more than average success during the six years of his residence here, having
built up a very good general practice. An excellent student and conscientious men, he is readily becoming recognized
as a competent and thoroughly reliable practitioner. He is the fortunate possessor of a strong as well as sympathetic
and pleasing personality, and believing absolutely in the efficacy of the school he represents as well as his own
ability, he inspires that confidence in his patients which enables them to rely implicitly upon his diagnosis and
method of treatment.
Watertown, New York, was the scene of the marriage, on the 31st of August, 1905, of Dr. Clark and Miss Mabel Angeline
Robinson, a daughter of Orin J. and Florence J. Robinson. Three children have been born of this union, two daughters
and a son: Florence Elizabeth, Preston Robinson and Mildred Frances.
The church affiliation of Dr. and Mrs. Clark is with the Methodist Episcopal denomination of this village. Fraternally
he is identified with the Masonic order, now holding the office of Senior Warden, Amicable Lodge, No. 664, A. F.
& A. M., the Modern Woodmen of America and the Maccabees. Through the medium of the Oneida County Nedical Society,
St. Luke's Medical Society, New York State Medical Society and the American Medical Association as well as the
Medical Library Association of Utica, Dr. Clark maintains relations with the members of his profession. He is also
a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, having joined that organization when attending Union College, and of
the Firemen's Association. A republican in politics he gives his support to the candidates of that body, but his
only official position has been that of health officer which he has now held for four years. Unusual success has
attended the efforts of Dr. Clark, who in addition to his constantly increasing general practice has been appointed
surgeon of the Utica & Mohawk Valley Railroad.
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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