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Daniel W. Clark

DANIEL W. CLARK, oil producer, Tionesta, was born in West Mendon, Monroe Co., N. Y., May 9, 1841, and is a son of Rev. O. B. and Diadema (Webster) Clark. His father, who was a Universalist preacher, came to Tionesta in 1859, where he remained until 1862, when he joined the army as chaplain of the Eighty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, serving in that capacity three years; after the war he located in Gainesville, N. Y., and died at Jamestown, N. Y., in June 1885, at the age of seventy-five years. Our subject received a common-school education, and at the age of thirteen years entered a general store as clerk, in Busti, N. Y., serving in that capacity five years. In 1860 he located in Tionesta, and embarked in the oil business, at which he has been engaged more or less ever since. August 19, 1801, he was enrolled as second lieutenant of Company G, Eighty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers. July 15, 1862, he was promoted to first lieutenant and regimental quartermaster, serving three years, the last one and one-half years on detached duty as acting quartermaster First Division, Fifth Corps, under Gen. Charles Griffin. He participated in the siege of Yorktown, Hanover Court House, the seven days fight in front of Richmond, and the battle of Gettysburg. After his discharge from the service he located in Oil City, re-embarked in the oil business, and resided there up to 1867, when he moved to Tionesta, where he has since resided. Mr. Clark married, January 17, 1863, Belle, daughter of ,John and Julia (Hulings) Hilands, of Tionesta, and they have nine children: Samuel Q., Effie H. , John 0., Bruce, Ruth D., May S., Paul H., Evaline E. and Colyn. Mr. Clark served as commissioners' clerk of Forest county six years, and at the same time was deputy sheriff under Sheriff E. L. Davis, three years. He was elected prothonotary, register and recorder of Forest county, in 1876, for a term of three years, and has held nearly all the principal offices or the borough of Tionesta; he is a member of the F. & A. M., I. O. O. F. and G. A. R., and in politics is a stanch Democrat.

Source: Page(s) 925-926, Chapter 15 Biographical Sketches - Tionesta Township and Borough of Tionesta
Hickory and Harmony Townships
History of Counties of McKean, Elk and Forest, Pennsylvania.
Chicago, J.H. Beers & Co., 1890.
Transcribed November 2005 by Nathan Zipfel for the Forest County Genealogy Project
Published 2005 by the Forest County Pennsylvania Genealogy Project

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