Clark, Capt. Ezra G. 1833-1880
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Date: 5/6/2017 at 12:51:39
Daily Times Thu, Apr 1, 1880
Capt. Ezra G. Clark, died at his residence at Montrose on the 24th Instant. Capt. Clark was born in Indiana on the 17th of November, 1833 came to Iowa, locating at Burlington, in 1849, and soon after went on the river as Second Clerk. His employers recognized in him executive abilities promoted him at the age of 22 to the captaincy of the steamer Jenny Lind, and was afterwards in command of several steamers plying the Mississippi, the names of which we cannot recall. He also was a skillful pilot, and commanded the highest wages. When the tocsin of war sounded he enlisted as private in Co. B., Thirteenth Iowa Infantry, and was gradually promoted to First Lieutenant, being in command of his company in “Sherman’s march to the sea,” and served gallantly throughout the contest. When peace was declared he came home, suffering from paralysis that disabled him from following hos former occupation.
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