George E. Clark Bollinger Co
- George E. Clark, hardware merchant of
Lutesville, Bollinger County,
Mo., was born in Norfolk County, Mass., in 1834, and is one of
children born to the union of Abijah Clark and Ann Calista
former is of Scotch-English descent, and was born in Norfolk
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
wife was of English origin, and was also born in Norfolk County,
in 1810. She died in 1881.
Their other child is Addie
E. received a good education in the common schools, and in 1862
in the Federal army, joining Company B, Forty-second
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
After being retained four weeks at Brashear City, La., he was
after which he returned home.
In 1865 he went west, and
Cobden, Union Co., Ill., engaged in stove and tinware
1867 he was united in marriage with Miss Eliza J. Walker, who
in Union County, Ill., in 1842.
She was the daughter of
Walker, of that county.
Their union has been blessed by
the birth of
three children who are living: Herbert Abijah, Nellie Augusta,
In 1868 Mr. Clark removed to Bollinger County,
locating at Marble Hill, established a general hardware store,
1872 he removed to Lutesville and engaged in his present
carries a first-class stock of stoves and tinware, etc., having
largest line of general hardware in Bollinger County.
Mrs. Clark died
in 1884. Politically Mr. Clark's views accord with the
the Republican party.
He served as treasurer of
Lutesville for the past
three years, and as secretary of the school board for seven
is a member of the Congregational Church, I.O.O.F. and of the
Goodspeed's History of
Southeast Missouri, [p.824]