Biography of Dr. S. L. Clark
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S. L. CLARK, M. D., was born in Carroll County, Ohio. February 13, 1827. His parents, Andrew and Catharine (Cole) Clark, were natives of New Jersey and of Holland descent. His grandparents came from Holland many years ago. His parents removed from Washington County, Penn., to Carroll County, Ohio, in 1821. They had a family of nine children, of whom Dr. Clark is the youngest. Mr. Clark was for three months a soldier in the war of 1812; he died at the age of eighty nine years, and his wife eighty seven years. Dr. Clark had one brother, Andrew H., who became an eminent physician and died in Huron County, Ohio, in 1832, of the cholera. Dr. Clark received his education principally at an academy at Carroilton. At the age of eighteen he began the study of medicine underDr. C. V. McMillen. and graduated at the Cleveland Regular Medical College in 1853; he established himself first at Patterson, Hardin County, and two years later removed to Mt. Blanchard, Ohio. remaining there until May, 1877, when he came to Whartonsburg. The Doctor has established a lucrative practice. and enjoys the confidence and respect of the people; he is a well read and successful physician. In early days, when milk sickness was so prevalent, he had an extensive practice in the treatment of that disease. So successful was his medical treatment of that disease that his counsel was sought by physicians over a large portion of Central Ohio. In 1879-80, he visited the Territories of Wyoming, Utah, Montana and Idaho. He was appointed and served six months as physician at the "Crow Indian Agency." In 1881, he opened a drug store where he now resides, and enjoys a prosperous business. May 4, 1852, he was married to Miss Mary C. Burson, daughter of Dr. A. F. Burson, of Mt. Blanchard, Ohio. One son was born to this union Charles F., now in attendance at the Cincinnati College of Medicine. Mrs. Clark died May 5, 1879. Dr. Clark married Mrs. Rachel Cole, wiaow of Abraham Cole. Mrs. Clark had three children by her former husband, Frank, Rufus and Sherman. Dr. Clark owns, besides his property here, the largest store room in Mt. Blanchard, Ohio. He began life with few means, and by close application to his profession has acquired a handsome competence. He is an honorable and highly respected citizen.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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