George W Clark

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GEORGE W. CLARK, a highly respected citizen of Kiskiminetas township, Armstrong Co., Pa., who lives on his farm there now somewhat retired from active life, was born in that township Dec. 16, 1844, son of Henry B. and Lena Clark.

John Clark, his grandfather, was born in County Derry, Ireland, and after coming to America took part in the war of 1812, later settling in Pennsylvania.

Henry B. Clark, son of John, was born in Pennsylvania, and lived in Allegheny county until he was eighteen years of age. Then he came to Armstrong county, where he purchased the farm of 200 acres in Kiskiminetas township on which he lived until his death, meantime adding fifty-three acres to his original tract. He carried on general farming and also raised horses, cattle and sheep.Both he and his wife were members of the Lutheran Church, in which he was an elder for many year. His death occurred in 1885, his widow surviving until 1895. Of their twelve children four sons and four daughters are yet living, George W. being the eldest of these.

George W. Clark obtained his education in the district schools of Armstrong county, attending during the winter sessions until he was seventeen years of age and for one year longer helping his father on the home farm. Then he learned the blacksmith's trade, at which he worked for two years at Kittanning and afterward in York and Juniata counties. In the fall of 1866 he came to Armstrong county and in 1867 built a blacksmith shop at Spring Church, for the next twenty-four years engaging there in work at his trade. Mr. Clark became a leading citizen of the place, served as tax collector for several years, was township supervisor for one year, and for six years was overseer of the poor.

Mr. Clark was married Sept. 21, 1869, at Apollo, Pa., to Margaret Remaley, who died in 1906, and he has since made his home with a daughter, near Spring Church. Five children were born to the above marriage, three of whom are living, namely: Nora Ann, who is the wife of Edwin Stanton Jackson: William Henry; and Jennie, deceased Jan. 29, 1913, who was the wife of R.M. Reed. Mr. Clark and family are members of the Lutheran Church.

Source: Page 739 Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by Rodney G Rosborough for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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