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Bert L. Clark

CLARK, FOLLETT, WALLACE

Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 2/12/2011 at 20:27:32

Bert L. Clark, engaged in the real estate and insurance business at Dolliver, was born in Rock Falls, Wisconsin, April 29, 1882, and is a son of B. P. and Ella (Wallace) Clark, the former also a native of Wisconsin and the latter of Pennsylvania. The parents were married in Wisconsin where they continued to reside until 1889 and then came to Emmet county, Iowa, locating on a farm in Iowa Lake township which the father still owns. The mother passed away October 26, 1916, leaving two children, namely: Grace, now the wife of W. A. Richmond; and Bert L., of this review.

The latter was seven years of age on the removal of the family to Emmet county, where he passed the days of his boyhood and youth in much the usual manner of farmer boys. He attended the common schools and was graduated from the high school of Estherville in 1901. He also pursued a commercial course in a business college at Cedar Rapids and for one year was connected with the Iowa Savings Bank at Estherville, Iowa. In 1906 he was made cashier of the Citizens Bank of Dolliver and after its reorganization as the Farmers Savings Bank in 1912 continued in that position until January 1, 1917. He is now engaged in the real estate and insurance business. He owns a nice residence in the village and also one hundred and twenty acres of land and a half interest in an eighty-acre tract in Emmet county.

Mr. Clark was married in 1911 to Miss Hazel Follett, a native of Emmet county and a daughter of E. A. and Katherine (Gardner) Follett. Her father was born in New York state and her mother in Vermont, but for many years they have made their home in Iowa. To Mr. and Mrs. Clark have been born three children; Faye C., who died March 15, 1916; Lorairine E.; and Mavis C. Mr. Clark affiliates with the republican party and is now serving on the town board. Fraternally, he is identified with Armstrong Lodge, No. 533, A. F. & A. M. He is one of the representative business men of the town and wherever known he is held in the highest esteem.

Contributed by: James M. Richmond . Source: A biographical review from an unknown original source, made available courtesy of his daughter, Lorraine [Clark] Lucas. [JMR: This review was probably written between 1 January 1917 and 5 April 1918]

Bert L. Clark, son of B. P. and Ella [Wallace] Clark, history is on page 75 in 1917 Edition of Emmet and Dickinson County History.

To Mr. and Mrs. Bert Clark were born, Faye C. who died March 15, 1916; Lorraine E. and Mavis C and Bertram K. Mrs. Clark passed away in 1917. Mr. Clark was married in 1920 to Blanche L. Hoppus, daughter of Warner and Julia [Rogers] Hoppus. To them were born Muriel Lee, August 7, 1921, [presently Mrs. Paul C. Sprague] both of Estherville.

Mr. and Mrs. Clark moved in 1938 to Estherville, Iowa where he continued his real estate business. In 1942 the family moved to Santa Monica, California where Mr. Clark was employed at Douglas Aircraft until his death in June, 1945. Mrs. Clark returned to Estherville where she lived until her death in 1966. They are buried in the Armstrong Grove Cemetery.

Contributed by: James M. Richmond . Source: "History of Emmet County, Iowa, VoL. III", Compiled by the Emmet County Historical Society as a Bicentennial Project., Inter-Collegiate Press, Inc., Shawnee Mission, Kansas, 1976, page 120.

Interment in Armstrong Grove cemetery
 

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