J. S. Clark, who died at his home in Elwood Saturday, March 11, 1905, was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, January 9, 1839.
In 1856 he came west and in conjunction with his father built and operated a woolen mill at Spring Valley, Iowa; was also interested in the milling business and mills were established at Libertyville, Iowa, Princeton, Mo., and Spring Valley, Iowa.
In 1860 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary McClaran, and in 1875 he moved to Davis City, Iowa, and engaged in the milling business until 1901, when he sold out his interests and retired from active business life. Soon after he removed to St. Joseph, Mo., where he lived until not long before his death, when he removed to Elwood, Kansas.
Thus closes an active business life. J. S. Clark's friends admired him for his sturdy honesty and industry, his open-handed charity and his never failing kindness and good will towards all. He is survived by one brother, W. H. Clark, of Omaha, Neb., and three sisters, Mrs. McClaran and Mrs. Bolen, of Davis City, Iowa, and Mrs. Wm. Biggs, of Leon, Iowa, a widow, and three children, W. S. and W. L. Clark, and Mrs. J. S. Norman, of Troy, Kansas.---St. Joe Gazette.
Source: Decatur County Journal