Biography of Henry W. Clarke
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Clarke, Henry W., city auditor, was born in East Braintree, Mass., May 13, 1865, a son of Ralph and Elizabeth Clarke, who came to Fall River from Stockport, Cheshire, England, in 1854. They resided for a few years at East Braintree and then returned to Fall River, where Henry W. obtained his education, graduating from the high school in the class of 1883. He first entered business as bookkeeper for H. C. Hawkins & Bro., wholesale grocers, and was next appointed a bookkeeper in the office of the superintendent of streets, after a civil service examination, in which he stood at the head of the list. He remained in that position from June, 1890, to March, 1896. In January, 1896, he was elected by the City Council to the office of city auditor. The person holding this office, by provision of the city charter, is also clerk of the Common Council. Mr. Clarke is a member of King Philip Lodge of Masons, Friendly Union Lodge of Odd Fellows, and Puritan Lodge of Knights of Pythias. November 9, 1887, he married Helena R., daughter of Charles F. and Addle C. B. Campbell of Fall River.They have two children: Edna Louise and Mazelle Lyndon.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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