Biography of Alfred L. Clarke
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





ALFRED L. CLARKE, engraver, Springfield. Thomas P. Clarke, the father of our subject, was born in Providence, R. I., on Nov. 15, 1832; came with his parents to Springfield in 1843, when only 11 years old; attended Wittenberg College, then studied law, and in due course was admitted to the bar. Here he met his wife, Miss Sarah A. ______, whom he married on the 29th of June, 1856. Mrs. Clarke came to Springfield in 1850, from Lancaster Co., Penn., where she was born May 15, 1835. When the war broke out, Mr. T. P. Clarke recruited the 110th O. V. C., in which he enlisted as Captain on Oct. 1, 1861, serving until April 1, 1865. After the war, he became interested in mining interests in Montana, thus continuing until 1868, after which he served successively as City Clerk and Township Clerk for several years, dying April 1, 1872, at Mound City, Ill. Of Mr. and Mrs. Clarke's three children, Alfred Louis was born April 6, 1857; Frank Hawthorne, Jan. 2, 1859: and Nellie Hope, Feb. 28, 1861, all in Springfield, and all live with their mother at their home, No. 70 Clark street; Alfred and Frank are engravers, occupying an office in the new Bookwaiter Block, and stand high in their art, as well as in the estimation of the community, as young men of excellent morals, strict integrity and sterling qualities. The work of the young Clarke brothers is placed in successful competition with that of New York engravers, both as to quality and price. The late Thomas P. Clarke is too fresh in the minds of his surviving friends to make more extended mention here necessary.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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