Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/27/2010 at 15:22:12
Charles Clark who has lived retired in Beaver since 1910, was long and actively identified with agricultural pursuits in Boone county and is now spending the evening of life in well earned ease. His birth occurred in Trumbull county, Ohio July 29, 1844, his parents being Watters and Julia (Rice) Clark, who were natives of Connecticut and Ohio respectively. The father followed farming in the Buckeye state throughout his entire business career and passed away in February 1865. The mother was called to her final rest in March 1883.
Charles Clark was reared and educated in the state of his nativity and remained under the parental roof until the time of his enlistment for service in the Civil war, joining the Union army in June 1864, as a member of Company G, One Hundred and seventy-seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He remained with that command until the cessation of hostilities between the north and the south and then returned to Ohio, where he continued to make his home for six years. O the expiration of that period he came to Boone county, Iowa, and her cultivated rented land until 1875. In that year he purchased 40 acres of land in Union township and improved the property, while subsequently he bought an improved tract of 80 acres in Amaqua township. He took up his abode on the latter place and gave his attention to its operation continuously and successfully until 1910, when he put aside the active work of the fields and purchased an attractive residence property on the main street in Beaver, where he has lived retired for the past four years. His undertakings as an agriculturist were attended with gratifying prosperity, and he has long been numbered among the substantial and representative citizens of the community.
On October 3, 1874, Mr Clark was united in marriage to Miss Eva Kimball, a daughter of Robert and Sarah (Cooper) Kimball, who were natives of Allegany county, New York. The father an agriculturist of the Empire state, enlisted for service in the Civil war and while at the front was stricken with typhoid fever, dying in the army in 1863. His widow, surviving him for more that four decades, passed away in this county in February 1906. Unto Mr and Mrs Clark were born four children as follows: Percy L who follows faring in Peoples township, Harry V who operates his fatherís farm in Amaqua township, Isabelle M the wife of E B Doran who is a son of Senator Doran and follows farming in Beaver township, and Watters F who died on June 28, 1879, hen but three weeks old.
In politics Mr Clark has always been a stanch republican. He served as assessor of Union township for four years, acted as a trustee of Amaqua township for a similar period and for many years promoted the interests of the cause of education as a school director. He belongs to the Grand Army of the Republic and is identified fraternally with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Ogden, while his religious faith is that of the Baptist church. The period of his residence in Boone county covers more than four decades and he has won a large circle warm friends within its borders.
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