Biography of J. Ross Clark
Allen County, OH Biographies

J. ROSS CLARK, physician, Bluffton, was born at Marietta. Washington Co., Ohio. January 8, 1827. the only son of Miller and Rachel (Corns) Clark. Our subject's maternal grandmother, of German origin, was a resident of Valley Forge, at the time Gen. Washington and his soldiers wintered there. The doctor's father, a farmer by occupation, came to Ohio in 1798, and here he was reared among the rural scenes of farm life. He was of Irish descent, but of a family who came to America in an early day, his uncle, Abraham Clark, being one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. At the age of eighteen years our subject commenced teaching. an occupation he followed with success for fifteen years. During this time he studied medicine, and after he had fitted himself for the profession be abandoned teaching and immediately commenced to practice. first in Wyandot County, Ohio, then at Mount Blanchard, subsequently at Beaver Dam, this county, where he remained five years, and finally, in 1867, came to Bluffton where he has been in regular practice ever since. The doctor has been twice married, and is father of six children, four by his first wife: Marshall, Cynthia, Lowell and Lithe, and two by his second wife: Rowena Mabel and Roscoe. Our subject is a Republican in politics; has never held any public office. He is a member of the Northwestern Ohio Medical Association.

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