Biography of A. M. Clark
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Clark, A. M., was born in the town of Drydcn, May 14, 1850. He was educated at the Dryden Academy under Prof. Jackson Graves. After leaving school he returned to the farm of his father, Albert S. Clark, In 1873 he engaged in the mercantile business, which he exchanged for real estate in Cortland in 1875. In 1887 he bought the Dryden Stone Mills, which he runs as a custom feed mill, making a specialty of fine buckwheat flour, and handling the largest portion of the crop grown in and around the eastern part of the town of Drydcn. He buys on an average about 6,000 bushels a year. The Stone Mill of Dryden has been widely known since it was built by Lyman Corbin in 1845. At the age of twenty two he married Eva Calvert, daughter of M. W. Calvert, of Sterling, Cayuga county, N. Y., and they have two children, one son, Albert H., sixteen years of age, and one daughter, Lena twelve years of age. He takes the Republican side in polities. He is at present water commissioner, president of the Green Hill Cemetery Society, and trustee and treasurer of the Presbyterian church. He has been connected prominently with the Odd Fellows lodge for the past eighteen years, being district deputy grand master of Tompkins county for the years 1892 and '93. He is also a member of the Masonic Lodge of Dryden, No. 472.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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