Biography of P. H. Clark
Cambria County, PA Biographies

P. H. Clark, of Portage, is well and favorably known throughout Cambria County as a substantial citizen. He was born near Bedford, Pa., May 17, 1880, and is the son of William and Anna (Cuppett) Clark.

William Clark was born at Manns Choice, Pa., in 1857, and has always been a farmer. He owns a well improved stock farm of 200 acres near Manns Choice. Mr. Clark is a Democrat and a member of the Presbyterian Church. His wife was born at New Paris, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Clark have the following children: P. H., the subject of this sketch; A. J., lives at Portage; Bessie, married George Gugerson, lives at Pleasantville, Pa.; Harry, at home; Mary, married Homer Mowery, lives in Iowa; and John, at home.

P. H. Clark grew up on his father's farm and attended the schools of Schellburg, Pa. He farmed until he was 20 years of age and then learned telegraphy. He was later employed by the Forge Coal Mining Company and in 1906 settled in Portage, where he has had various business interests. Mr. Clark is connected with the Excelsior Store as manager and is also serving as borough tax collector.

On Jan. 7, 1903, Mr. Clark was united in marriage at Altoonar Pa., with Miss Edith Pearl Gabel, the daughter of Samuel and Mary Virginia Gabel, both deceased. Mr. Gabel died in 1910 and his wife died in 1920. He was a Civil War veteran. To Mr. and Mrs. Clark three children have been born: Margaret, deceased; Cleve, born June 7, 1910; and Ruth Francis, born June 10, 1913.

Mr. Clark is a member of the United Brethren Church and his wife takes an active interest in missionary work, being secretary of the Womens' Missionary Society, as well as assistant organist in the church. She is a member of the Twentieth Century Club of Portage. Mr. Clark is affiliated with the Loyal Order of Moose and is a Republican.

History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis, 1926

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