Orson Clark M D
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/12/2010 at 13:46:39
Dr Orson Clark, the period of whose residence in Ogden covers forty-five years was long an active and successful representative of the medical fraternity here but is now spending the evening of life in well earned retirement. His birth occured in Wyomng county, New York, on Apirl 21, 1844 his parents being Samuel and Anna (Bryant) Clark, both of whom were natives of Vermont. The father, an agriculturist by occupation, devoted his attention to the operation of a farm in New York during his active business career and pased away in the spring of 1870.
Orson Clark was reared and educated in the Empire state and on completing his public school work entered a medical university of Buffalo, winning the degree of M D in 1866. He located for practice in Wisconsin and followed his profession in that state for three yrears, on the expiration of which period he came to Ogden, Boone county, Iowa, where he has remained continuously to the present time. The house in which he now resides was erected by him in 1870. As a physician and surgeon he enjoyed a large and lucrative practice that was accorded him in recognition of his professional skill and ability. He has retired from active practice, however, and is now enjoying a well merited rest. In finanical circles he still remains a prominent factor as a vice president of the Ogden State Bank.
In 1868, Dr Clark was united in marriage to Miss Lucy Emma Sylvester, a daughter of Caleb and Johanna (Whitney) Sylvester, both of whom were born in Maine. Unto Dr and Mrs Clark were born six children, as follows: Herbert S an agricultuirst of Boone county, Dr C B Clark, who serves as postmaster at Ogden, Dr O W Clark a banker of Ogden, Louise whose demise occurred in February 1902, Anna B the wife of W D Miller of Ogden, and S Parker who acts as cashier of the Ogden State Bank.
In his political views Dr Clark is independent, always considering the capability and fitness of a candidate rather than his party affiliation. He has served as county coroner and was a member of the first council of Ogden. His religious faith is that of the Congreational church. He enjoys a wide and favorable acquaintance in both professional and social circles of Boone county and is highly esteemed as one of its representative citizens.
1914 Boone County History Book
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