Biography of George F. Clark
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Clark, George F., was born in Murray in 1849, and is a son of George W. Clark, whose father, Asa, was a son of Asa Clark. Asa Clark, Sr., was the first of the family to come to Orleans county. He came from Connecticut and settled at Avon and then removed to Sandy Creek. Asa Clark, his son, engaged in the mercantile trade there and became one of the prominent men of the town. He was one of the leaders of the Democratic party in that town and for many years was justice of the peace. He was supervisor in the years 1831, '32, '33, and '34, and has also been elected member of the Assembly. His children were: George W., Charles, Harriett and Mary. Mary married Melora Leonard of Murray; Harriet married Benjamin F. Van Dyke of Murray; Charles Clark was engaged in the mercantile trade at Clarkson, Monroe county, for several years, and also spent some time in the west He married Mary Steele. Charles Clark died at Sandy Creek. George W. Clark carried on a store at Sandy Creek for a short time and then settled in Chicago, where he engaged in business. He died in Buffalo. He married Marine Waddams of Clarkson, and their only child living is George F. Clark. George F. Clark has lived most of his life in Murray. January 1, 1893, be purchased the interest of George W. Arnold in the general store of "Arnold & Fuller" at Sandy Creek, the firm becoming "Fuller & Clark" In 1889 Mr. Clark married Hattie C. Wood of Murray.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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