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Clark Luther


Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/18/2006 at 23:54:07

Clark Luther, who now resides on section 35, township 83, range 26, was born in Randolph county, South Carolina, in September 1823, when yet an infant, his parents removed to clay county, Indiana, where he grew to manhood, in the spring of 1849 he removed to Story county in this state, where he remained for two years, in 1851 he disposed of his interests in Story county and removed to the place where he now resides, in the first place he entered a half section and immediately went to work improving it, during his residence in Boone county he has devoted his energies almost exclusively to the management of his private affairs of business, leaving to others the arduous and often thankless business of looking after public affairs, he now owns a home farm of 800 acres, in an adjoining township he also owns 2,500 acres, the fact that he employs over fifty head of work-horses affords some idea of the extent of his farming operations, he was married December 9, 1855 to Miss Laura Long, a native of clay county, Indiana, their family consists of five children living, French, Ira, Emma N, Dora and Sidney, they have lost five, John (died August 9, 1861), Debana (died September 17, 1874), Alva (died September 29, 1878), and Sarah (died November 18, 1878)

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