Biography of Wilbur S. Clark
Oneida County, NY Biographies





It has often been pointed out that a thorough training in the railroad business is one of the best preparations a man can make for an active and successful life along many other lines of activity. This has been clearly demonstrated in every state of the Union and receives a new illustration in the success that has attended the efforts of Wilbur S. Clark, of Utica, in the trucking and storage business with which he has been prominently connected for more than twelve years. Born in Broome county, New York, February 17, 1867, he is a son of Seth and Electa Clark. He passed his boyhood under favorable conditions and secured his early education in the public schools of Albany. After leaving school he entered the employ of the New York Central Railroad Company with which he continued for nineteen years. He advanced through various grades and served as passenger conductor and in other positions of responsibility. In 1894 he came to Utica and in 1899 formed a copartnership with John Henry Jones in the tracking business to which a storage warehouse was later added. The firm is now one of the flourishing establishments of Utica.

On the 9th of November, 1892, Mr. Clark was married to Miss Jean T. Cochrane, of Albany, and to this union one daughter, Marion Elizabeth, has been born. Experience has shown that although Mr. Clark succeeded admirably in the railroad business, he made no mistake in seeking a change in his occupation, for he has become practically independent in a financial sense and has shown an ability in business management which reflects great credit upon his judgment. He is thoroughly awake as to the growing wants of the city and by years of conscientious effort has gained an unquestioned reputation for reliability and fidelity to every trust. He is a member of the First Presbyterian church and a valued member of Faxton Lodge, No. 697, F. & A. M., and also of the Arcanum Club and Chamber of Commerce.

From:
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
Chicago 1912


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