Biography of George Frederick Clark
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Clark, George Frederick, Potsdam, was born in Morgan, Orleans county, Vt., Septemhber 8, 1851. Amos D., father of our subject was also a native of Vermont, a farmer by ooeupation and reared his family and spent his days on the homestead farm, where his father, Rev. Jacob S. Clark, settled in October, 1826, and was the first pastor of the Congregational church in Morgan. Amos Clark died in 1856, aged thirty one years. The mother of our subject, Martha Geraldine Chapman, was also a native of Vermont. They were married in 1850, and had three children Amos D. died in Vermont at twenty two years of age; Harry Charles, a clerk in the store at Norwood; and George F. Subject was educated in the common schools and lived on the farm until he was fourteen years old. In 1805 he entered a general store as a clerk and worked four years, and then returned to the farm. In the spring of 1877 he came to Norwood to take charge of the Norwood Lumber Co's store and was four years engaged with them. He was then eight years on the road for a Boston boot and shoe house, and in 1889 he, in partnership with Edwin Simonds, of Burlington, Vt., bought out the dry goods store of C. L. Bartlett & Co., which Mr. Clark has been the manager of since. The store carries the largest stock of any dry goods store in this place and they do a wholesale as well as retail trade, furnishing many of the neighboring villages with their stock. They carry a full line of dry goods, boots and shoes, carpets, draperies, curtains, etc. Mr. Clark has always been a Republican, is the present treasurer of the village, and a member of the Congregational church in which he is deacon and trustee. He married in 1871, Anna Blake, of Derby. Vt., who died three years later. He married second, in 1870, Minnie Hatcheock, of Westfield, Vt.. and they have four daughters: Ellie E., Marion G., Helen M. and Florence.


FROM:
Our County and it's people
A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894


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