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A. E. Clark


Posted By: Oregon Rain
Date: 1/19/2007 at 23:05:49

Without special advantages at the outset of his career A. E. Clark began earning his own living about the time he attained his majority and has since worked his way upward along business lines until he is now one of the substantial and prosperous farmers of Honey Creek township, where he owns valuable property. He was born in DuPage county, Illinois, February 12, 1868, and is a son of Daniel and Mary J. (Foster) Clark, of whom mention is made elsewhere in this volume. When a young lad he entered the public schools and year after year added to his knowledge until his learning well qualified him to take up the practical and responsible duties of life. He remained at home until he had attained his majority and his training in the work of the fields prepared him for the duties which have devolved upon him in connection with the development and improvement of his own farm. When he reached man's estate he bought his present property on section 34, Honey Creek township. He has now two hundred and twenty two acres of land in the home farm and in addition owns eighty acres in Clayton county. In connection with general farming he is engaged largely in stock raising and makes a specialty of Duroc Jersey hogs. The buildings which he has erected are modern in style of architecture and are well adapted to the uses to which they are put.

In 1893 Mr. Clark was united in marriage to Miss Lecta Hockaday, who was born in this county, a daughter of William and Elizabeth (Rogers) Hockaday, both of whom are still living. Mr. and Mrs. Clark have one son, Howard, who is now attending college.

Mr. Clark is identified with several fraternal organizations, holding membership with the Masonic lodge at Manchester, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Modern Woodmen of America. His study of the political questions and issues of the day has led him to give his allegiance to the republican party and he does not falter in his support thereof. He is now serving as township trustee and has been officially connected with the schools as one of the directors. Much of his life has been passed in this county and at all times he has enjoyed the goodwill of those with whom he has come in contact, and has won the friendship of many.

~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 365-366. Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.


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