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Avery Clark
Sperry Twp.

Avery Clark (deceased) was born in Springfield, Mass., Oct. 17, 1818. He was married in Ohio in 1842, to Harriet Hayes, who was born in Ohio, Nov. 15, 1821. In 1848 they came to Iowa, and settled in what is now Cox Creek Township, where they resided four years, then removed to Sperry Township, where the family yet reside. Mr. and Mrs. Clark had six children - George W., born Jan. 28, 1843, in Marion County, O. (he was drafted into the army, and served eight months in the Sixteenth Iowa Infantry; he was married Nov. 20, 1871, to Keziah Perry, who was born on the Atlantic Ocean, of Welsh Parents; they have four children - Josie May, Frank, Ernest and Warner); W. H., born in August, 1844, in Ohio (served three and a half years in the late war, in the First Iowa Cavalry; he was married in November, 1866, to Agnes Hawthorn, a native of Ireland. They have five children - Elsie Viola, Carrie M., Harrie, Elbert L. and Lester J.); Mary, born May 24, 1847 married Robert Pimley; Leroy A., born May 21, 1855; Harmon R., Aug. 29, 1857, and Willie A., June 3, 1863. The subject of this memoir died in his country's service, at the battle of Whitestone Hills, Dak., on the 3d of September, 1863, and is now numbered among those who sleep their last sleep, who have fought their last battle, and who no sound can awaken to glory again; but shrined in the hearts of a grateful people, their names shall live in immortal glory.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1092
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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