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George E. Clark Biography
Bollinger County, Missouri

George E. Clark Bollinger Co Mo Biography
  • George E. Clark, hardware merchant of Lutesville, Bollinger County, Mo., was born in Norfolk County, Mass., in 1834, and is one of two children born to the union of Abijah Clark and Ann Calista Sayles.

    The former is of Scotch-English descent, and was born in Norfolk County, Mass, in 1806.

    He is a machinist and carpenter by trade, and is yet living in his native State at the ripe old age of eighty-two years.

    His wife was of English origin, and was also born in Norfolk County, Mass., in 1810. She died in 1881.

    Their other child is Addie Augusta. George E. received a good education in the common schools, and in 1862 enlisted in the Federal army, joining Company B, Forty-second Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry for nine months.

    At the battle of Brashear City he was wounded by a gun shot in the left leg, and was taken prisoner.

    After being retained four weeks at Brashear City, La., he was released, after which he returned home.

    In 1865 he went west, and locating at Cobden, Union Co., Ill., engaged in stove and tinware merchandising.

    In 1867 he was united in marriage with Miss Eliza J. Walker, who was born in Union County, Ill., in 1842.

    She was the daughter of Charles T. Walker, of that county.

    Their union has been blessed by the birth of three children who are living: Herbert Abijah, Nellie Augusta, and Addie Calista.

    In 1868 Mr. Clark removed to Bollinger County, Mo., and locating at Marble Hill, established a general hardware store, but in 1872 he removed to Lutesville and engaged in his present business.

    He carries a first-class stock of stoves and tinware, etc., having the largest line of general hardware in Bollinger County.

    Mrs. Clark died in 1884. Politically Mr. Clark's views accord with the principles of the Republican party.

    He served as treasurer of Lutesville for the past three years, and as secretary of the school board for seven years.

    He is a member of the Congregational Church, I.O.O.F. and of the G.A.R. [p.824]

Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri, [p.824]
Contributed by Joe Crim

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