William J. Clark
(From HISTORY OF MITCHELL AND WORTH COUNTIES, IOWA, 1884, Page 708)
William J. Clark settled in Bristol township during the year 1858. He was an industrious, energetic man, one strictly temperate in all things, and was noted for his extreme generosity; the needy might be certain of his help at all times. The last crust of bread in the house he has been known to have divided with his hungry neighbor. He resided on the farm where he first located when coming to Worth county, until the day of his death, which occurred on the 31st day of December,1878.
Transcribed by Gordon Felland, March 2003