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He is a member of .'\ncient Landmark Lodge,
No. 17, Free and Accepted Masons; Mt. Ver-
non Royal Arch Chapter; Portland Comman-
dery. No. 2, Knights Templar; Kora Temple,
Mystic Shrine ; Sons of the American Revolu-
tion ; and of the Mayflower Society. He is
eligible to membership in the Sons of the
-American Revolution tlirough five lines of an-
cestors, and to the Mayflower Society through
two lines — Captain Miles Standish and Ste-
phen Hopkins.

Mr. Clark married, November 12, 1890. at
Bangor, Maine. Antoinette Langdon Paine,
born in Farmington, Connecticut, daughter of
Professor Levi Leonard and Jeannette
(Holmes) Paine, of Bangor. They have one
child, Langdon \\'ashburn. born January 9,

Edward Clark, one of the nu-
CLARK merous immigrants of this sur-
name who settled in New Eng-
land before 1650, was born in England, and
was settled in Haverhill, Massachusetts, be-
fore 1646. He was a carpenter bv trade. In
1652 he was of Kennebunk. ]\Iaine. He was
a freeman of Massachusetts Bay in 1653, and
ten years later removed to Maine province
again. He or a son of the same name, how-
ever, took the oath of allegiance November 28,
1677, at Haverhill. He married a daughter
of Walter Tibbetts, of Gloucester, Massachu-
setts. -Another record gives his wife as Dor-
cas Bosworth. She may have been a widow,
born Tibbetts, or a second wife. -Among his
children was Joseph, mentioned below. Per-
haps others.

(II) Joseph, son of Edward Clark, of Hav-
erhill, was born March 6, 1633, in that town.
He married, August 18. 1685, Mary Davis.
Children, born at Haverhill: i. Hannah. Oc-
tober 29. 1686. 2. Joseph, September 6, 1687.
3. Jonathan, March 25, 1690, died November

20, i6go. 4. Fphraim, .August 18, 1694. 5-
Tabitha, December i, 1696. 6. David, August

21, 1699, mentioned below. 7. Nathaniel.

(III) David, son of Joseph Clark, was born
in Haverhill. .August 21. 1699. He settled in
Kittery, 'l\Iainc, and has many descendants in
that vicinity. His wife ]\Iercy was one of the
early members of the church in Old Eliot, an


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adjoining town. He married (second) Jan-
uary 12, 1723-24, Hannah, widow of Bar-
tholomew Frost. He died in 1761 and his son
Nathaniel administered his estate, appointed
April 4. 1761. Children, born at Kittery : i.
Nathaniel, December 20, 1724, mentioned be-
low. 2. Hannah. December 7, 1726. died June
29, 1836. 3. Rachel. February 5, 1828-29,
died July 15, 1836. 4. Elizabeth, February 5,
1828-29 (twin). 3. David, February 4. 1733,
died June 29, 1736.

(IV) Nathaniel, son of David Clark, was
born in Kittery, December 20. 1724, died there
October 5, 1807. He married, 1749. Abigail,
born May 29, 1727, died September 21, 1820,
daughter of Ebenezer and Abigail (Hill)
Dennett. Children, born at Kittery : i. David,
July 9, 1750, mentioned below. 2. Ebenezer,
January 6, 1752. married Anne Hanscom. 3.
Nathaniel, April 14, 1754, married, October
21, 1775. Sarah Pepperell Frost and settled in
Hollis. Maine. 4. Ephraim, ]\Iay 14. 1756,
married, August 7, 1783, Lucy Small. 3. Abi-
gail. April 10, 1758, married Isaac Frost, of
Berwick, Maine. 6. Hannah, November 17.

1760, married Clement; died June 28,

1783. 7. Mary. IMarch 10, 1763, married
Joshua Small. 8. Samuel, February 3, 1766,
n:arried Lydia Cutts. 9. John, Januarv 14,
1771. settled in Hollis; married, January 29,
1 801, Mary Cutts.

(V) David (2), son of Nathaniel Clark,
was born in Kittery, July 9, 1730. He settled
in Limerick, Maine, and is the ancestor of the
Clark family of Limerick. He married Lydia
Dennett, his cousin, October 3, 1773. He was
probably a soldier in the revolution, but his
record is indistinguishable from several others.
Service is credited to David Clark, of Bridg-
ton, David Clark, of Buxton. David Clark, of
Hallowell. David Clark, of Kennebunk, and
David Clark, of Pepperellborough.

(VI) Pennell, son or grandson of David
(2) Clark, was born in Limerick, Maine. He
married Lydia Fogg, born in Limerick. Maine.
Children, born in Limerick: i. Joseph H. 2.
Fannie. 3. John McDonald, mentioned below.

(VII) John McDonald, son of Pennell
Clark, \vas born in Limerick. March 31, 1829,
and was educated there in the public schools.
When a young man he went to Bangor to
learn the trade of cabinet maker in the shop
of Fogg & Wiggin. After serving his ap-
prenticeship there he went to Boston, working
as a journeyman, and w-as for two years em-
ployed in the construction of scenery, etc.
During that time his duties brought him into
contact with many of the leading actors of the

day ; he knew William \\'arren, Annie Clark
and many others. He went from Boston to
Bath, Maine, where he worked at his trade
for J. C. Piper and Samuel D. Haley, the fur-
niture manufacturer, and he helped in the
fine woodwork for the Maine Medical College
building, Brunswick. In 1863 Mr. Clark en-
gaged in the business" of undertaker at Bath
with an office in a brick building opposite the
park. He was burned out the following year,
and then located his business in Broad street,
where he continued to the time of his death.
He was well fitted by disposition and tem-
perament for the duties of his position, pos-
sessing the sympathetic manner and infinite
tact necessary in meeting his clients in the hour
of sorrow and bereavement. He had business
ability and accumulated considerable property.
He was in business altogether nearly half a
century, and was one of tlie leading and best-
known undertakers in the state. Mr. Clark
was generous with the fortune that he ac-
cumulated through his long and arduous
business career, giving freely of his time and
money to those in need and to various chari-
ties in the city, and was a citizen of influence
and public spirit. In politics he was a Demo-
crat. For many years he was a member of
the cemetery and park board of Bath, and
maintained a lively interest in that depart-
ment, which owes nuich to his intelligence and
efforts for public improvements. He was a
member of the Sagadahoc Club, of Bath. In
religion he was a' regular attendant of the
New Church of Bath. He died Monday,
April 8, 1907, literally at his post of duty. He
left his shop at five o'clock in his usual good
health to walk home. On Summer street he
was stricken and tried to sit down on the
steps leading to the common, but would have
fallen had not Henry F. Palmer, treasurer of
the Bath Savings Institution, and Ernest
Coutoure, who were near, hastened to his aid.
He died shortly afterward in the drug store of
Leonard & Mitchell, whither he was carried.
The news of his sudden death was a great
shock to his wife, who had been in poor health
for some time previously. Mr. Clark married,
March 16, 1833, Mary A., born July 4, 1830,
daughter of Asa and Sophia (Chellis) Piper,
of Bath, Maine. She survives him (1908)
and lives in the old home in Bath. Their only
child is Allie Estelle, born March 4, 1856,
married Fred M. Briggs, who is connected
with the city board of charities, Boston, an
office his father held for many years; child,
Elizabeth, born in and resides in Roxbury,

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Ill the settlement of New Eng-
CLARK land the Clarks were among the

hardy early settlers, and the name
appears on many pages of history which bear
the most important records of the country's
progress in every one of the New England
states and in many of the newer states of the

(I) Nathaniel Clark, the first of the line of
whom we have information, was a shoemaker
by trade. Tie married twice, and was the
father of nine chiklron. as follows: Ira, see
forward; Charles, Nathaniel, George, Lewis,
Harriet. Cordelia, Julia and Sarah.

(II) Ira, son of Nathaniel Clark by his
first wife, was bom in Limington, February
6, 1809, died in Limerick, Maine, November
27, 1894. He resided in Limerick during the
greater part of his life, and followed the oc-
cupation of shoemaking. He was a Whig and
Republican in politics, a member and deacon
of the Congregational church, and in his lat-
ter years was commonly known as Deacon
Clark. Being a man of exemplary character
and noted for the utmost integrity, he gained
a high place in the esteem of his fellow-citi-
zens, and was honored and respected by all
with whom he was brought in contact. He
married Mary C, born in Limerick, Maine,
January 23, 1808, daughter of Daniel and
Sarah (Gilpatrick) Harmon, of Limerick ; she
died December 31, 1898. Children: Edward
H., Charles, Horatio, Frank, Oliver R.. and
three daughters who died young.

(III) Horatio, third child of Ira and Mary
G. (Harmon) Clark, was born in Limerick,
York county, Maine, January 17, 1840. He
attended the public schools and Limerick
Academy until 1856. and then went to Lubec,
where he continued his schooling two years
longer. He became apprentice to a blacksmith
at Lubec at the age of eighteen years, and
worked at the trade three \ears, during one
winter of which time he taught school. In
1862 he became paymaster of the Pembroke
Iron Company of Pembroke, Maine. In 1871
he engaged in the general merchandise busi-
ness for himself in Pembroke, becoming one
of the firm of Clark Brothers & Sampson, suc-
cessors to Wadsworth & Son. In 1873 he
disposed of his interest in this business and
went into the employ of C. D. Cobb & Brother
in Boston. He remained there until May 11,
1875, when he took a position in the clerical
department of the wholesale dry goods firm
of Deering, Milliken & Company of Portland,
which later was changed to W. H. Milliken
& Company; September i, 1890. it was

changed to Milliken, Cousens & Short, and
later to Milliken. Cousens & Company. Jan-
uary 26, igo8, the entire business was de-
stroyed by fire, and May i, 1908, it was in-
corporated under the name of The Clark-Eddy
Company, ]\Ir. Clark being made president.
Their place of business is at 24 Preble street,
Portland, and they carry a full line of dry
goods, fancy goods and clothing. While a
resident of Pembroke Mr. Clark held the
office of supervisor of schools, in which ca-
pacity he rendered capable and efficient serv-
ice. He is interested in fraternity, and is a
member of Crescent Lodge, No. 78, Free and
Accepted Masons, of Pembroke ; Greenleaf
Chapter, No. 13, Royal Arch Masons; Port-
land Council, No. 4, Royal and Select Mas-
ters; Portland Commandery, No. 2, Knights
Templar; also Benevolent and Protective Or-
der of Elks, of Portland, No. 188. He is the
first vice-president of the Lincoln Club, the
leading Republican organization in the city,
and a member of the Portland Athletic Club.
He votes the Republican ticket, and worships
with the L^niversalists.

Mr. Clark married (first) at Pembroke,
June 28, 1863, Cascealia D., born in Pem-
broke. January 13, 1846, died March 30, 1894,
daughter of Simeon and Lydia H. (Pomroy)
Sampson. Children: i. Edward H., born
July II, 1865. single, resides in North Dakota.
2. Arthur S.. August 6, 1867, lives in Long
Island City. New York; married, July 8, 1895,
Josephine P. Smith ; child, Marion W., born
January 14. igoi. 3. Horatio Lewis, .April
10, 1871, married. October 6. 1897, Josephine
S. Gray; one child; they reside in Long Island
City. 4. Lucia W., November 24, 1874, died
March 19. 1894. 5. Clara H., August 6, 1879,
unmarried. 6. Harold W., May 30, 1883,
died aged four years. Mr. Clark married
(second) in Portland, August 8, 1895, Helen
S., born in Portland, Mav 2, 1863, dau2;btcr
of William and Marv Davis, of Portland.
Children: i. Maud Helene, born in Portland,
October 14, 1896. 2. Gladys Royal Brails-
ford, April ID. 1901, died April 30, 1903.

Peacallis Clark was probably de-
CLARK scended from the Clarks of Kit-

tery, Maine. He removed from
Cornish, IMaine, to Levant, Maine, taking up
large tracks of land, farming, lumbering and
dealing in real estate afterward. He married
Thompson. Children: i. Royal, set-
tled at Jeflferson, Wisconsin. 2. Peacallis,
settled in Massachusetts. 3. Benjamin, re-
sided in Maine. 4. Jonathan, mentioned be-





low. 5. Nancy (Mrs. Oscar Tilton), resided
in Kenduskeag. Maine, all her life.

(II) Jonathan, son of Peacallis Clark, was
born in Corinth. Maine, and died 1875. He
married Eliza Fleischmann, of New Orleans,
Louisiana, daughter of Durkmanardus and
Eliza (Manderville) Fleischmann. Her father
was born in Amsterdam, Holland; her mother
in New York City. Her father finished his
education in America and afterwards was for
a time interpreter for the Spanish government
at Havana, Cuba. His family resided in New
Orleans. Children of Durkmanardus Fleisch-
mann : Alfred, Joseph, Eliza and Lydia
Fleischmann. Children of Jonathan and Eliza
(Fleischmann) Clark: i. Peacallis Mander-
ville, mentioned below. 2. Annie E., married
Daniel Hall, of Lewiston. 3. Samuel, lived
and died in Kenduskeag, Maine ; married a
Miss Beatty, of Levant ; children : Flora, Ad-
die, Hattie.

(III) Peacallis Manderville, son of Jon-
athan Clark, was born at Kenduskeag, Maine,
1828. He received his education at home
from a governess. He entered the navy of the
Union during the civil war, enlisting in 1861,
and serving on the '"Cyane." and "Lancas-
ter," flagship of the Pacific fleet. After com-
pleting three years of service in the navy he
enlisted in the Twelfth Massachusetts Regi-
ment of Volunteers and served until the end
of the war. He died in 1S66 of disease con-
tracted in the service. He learned the trade
of cooper when a young man. He was a Re-
publican in politics and a Protestant in re-
ligion. He married Martha Jane Jenkins,
daughter of Samuel and Katherine (Rust)
Jenkins. (See Rust sketch elsewhere.) Chil-
dren: I. Charles Byron, born June 20, 1858,
mentioned below. 2. Ellery Leslie, born Sep-
tember, i860, of Fitchburg. merchant; mar-
ried Margaret Struthers, of St. Remie. Can-

(IV) Charles Byron, son of Peacallis Man-
derville Clark, was born in Kenduskeag,
Maine, June 20, 1858. He attended the pub-
lic schools of Brewer and Kenduskeag. At
the age of twelve he went to work on the Ar-
gyle Boom, but soon afterward went to sea.
He had berths on steamships as well as sail-
ing vessels, plying along the coast and as far
south as South America. When he was seven-
teen he was made second mate. At the age
of nineteen, however, he left the sea and be-
gan an apprenticeship of five years in the
machine shop at Biddeford, Maine. During
his apprenticeship he studied engineering un-
der a tutor and afterward attended the even-

ing technical schools of Lawrence, Massachu-
setts, and worked as journeyman at his trade
in the shops of the Lawrence Machine Com-
pany. He became foreman, superintendent,
consulting engineer and general manager in
the space of ten years. He left this concern
to become manager of the Orono Pulp and
Paper Company at Orono, Maine. After
three years and ten months he went to New
York, as manager for the Merrimac Paper
Company of Lawrence, Massachusetts, and
remained a year and nine months. Since
February 13, 1898, he has been superintendent
manager of the Eastern Manufacturing Com-
pany's mills at South Brewer, Maine. In his
various positions he has built and installed the
machinery used in his line in most of the
paper mills in the country. His mechanical
skill and inventive gifts have produced many
important and valuable devices and processes
used in the paper making mills. He has had
patents as follows : Apparatus for drying
chips to be converted into sulphite fibre. Cool-
er for cooling the gas in the course of the
sulphite process. Process for extracting tur-
pentine and other hydro-carbons in the sul-
phite process. Process for reclaiming bisul-
phite liquor in the sulphite process. Process
of hydrating lime for the manufacture of
sulphite liquor in the sulphite process. Port-
able power saw for felling trees in the woods.
A power brushing apparatus for brushing dirt
out of the logging roads in the woods. A fur-
nace for burning sulphur for making sulphur-
ous acid gas. A combustion chamber for de-
composing sulphuric acid gas to sulphurous

Mr. Clark is a member of the American
Society of Mechanical Engineers ; Tucson
Lodge of Free Masons, Lawrence; Mount
Moriah Chapter, No. 6, Royal Arch Masons,
Bangor, Maine ; Bangor Council, Royal and
Select Masters, Bangor, Maine ; Saint John
Commandery, Knights Templar, Bangor ;
Eastern Star Lodge of Perfection, Ancient
and Accepted Scottish Rite Masonry; Pales-
tine Council, Princes of Jerusalem : Bangor
Chapter, Rose Croix, and Maine Consistory,
Sublime Princes Royal Secret, Portland, hav-
ing taken the thirty-second degree in Masonry.
He is also a member of Kora Temple, Mystic
Shrine, Lewiston, Maine. He belongs to the
Modern Woodmen of America. In politics he
is a Republican. He married, September 8,
1884, Alice G. McDonald, born April 18, 1856,
died December 4, 1903, daughter of Angus
McDonald, of Biddeford. He married second,
December 11, 1904, Nella Mary Brown, born

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December ii, 1880, daughter of J. A. Brown,
of Belgrade, Maine. He has no children.

Clarke is the surname of one of
CLARKE the oldest and most respected
families in New England, whose
members have possessed that energy and na-
tive ability which have usually placed them
well up in the front rank wherever they have

( I ) Colonel Charles Davis Clarke was born
in Bangor, February 25, 1842, and died in
Portland, January 13, 1905. He was in Mas-
sachusetts when the civil war broke out, and
enlisted in Company B, Fifth Massachusetts
Volunteer Infantry, and served the entire
term of enlistment. In 1878 he settled in
Portland, Maine, which was ever afterward
his home. He was first employed as a clerk
in the insurance office of Rollins & Adams,
where he remained only a short time. He
then took a place in the office of Burnham &
Morrill, packers, and remained there con-
stantly down to less than two weeks before his
death, when he became so feeble that he was
not able to go to the office. During the last
years of the life of John E. Burnham, Mr.
Clarke occupied close and confidential rela-
tions with him, as well as being the firm's
bookkeeper and chief office man. Pie was
said to command the highest salary of any
man in a similar position in New England,
and those who knew him best knew well that
he was not overpaid. Mr. Clarke lived on
Cumberland street for many years, and took
a prominent part in politics, although up to
some time after 1890 he did not become a can-
didate for office. He served in the common
council, however, and in 1891 was a candidate
for alderman against Edgar E. Rounds, and
won out, though not without a sharp contest,
which was taken into the city committee for
settlement. Colonel Clarke was awarded the
nomination and was elected. He was again
the nominee the next year, but he went down
with the remainder of the ticket, except Al-
derman Joscelyn, of ward seven, and was re-
placed by George Tolman, who served two
years as alderman. Shortly afterward Mr.
Clarke moved into ward five, where he ever
afterward resided, but where he did not take
an active part in politics except as a delegate
to conventions and other similar gatherings.
He was a vestrjmian at St. Paul's Church, and
had from infancy been a member of the Epis-
copal church. Colonel Clarke was a member
of Bosworth Post, No. 2, Grand Army of the
Republic, Department of Maine, and always

maintained a deep interest in the work and
principles of the Grand Army. He derived
his military title of colonel from his member-
ship on the staff of Governor Burleigh, pre-
vious to which he served as an officer on the
staff of the general commanding the militia
of Maine, when that body was organized as a
skeleton division. He was a member of the
Society of the Army of the Potomac, the An-
cient and Honorable Artillery Company of
Boston, and the Lincoln Club. He became a
member of Atlantic Lodge, Free and Accepted
Masons, in 1889, and later of Greenleaf Chap-
ter, Royal Arch ]Masons ; Portland Council,
Royal and Select Masters; and Portland Com-
mandery. Knights Templar, of which he was
commander in 1900, filling that position with
the same painstaking care for the details of
his duties that he displayed in everything else
he undertook. He was a member of the Scot-
tish Rite bodies and of the Order of the Red
Cross of Constantine.

Something like twenty-five years before his
death. Colonel Clarke was compelled by im-
paired health to ride horseback, in which ex-
ercise he became very proficient. His natural
inclination and this experience especially fitted
him to act as marshal for political and other
parades, and one of these events was never
a completed success unless he was at the head
of it. He displayed marked executive ability
in this sort of work, and the parades of which
he had charge were always promptly started
and always moved without confusion. His last
appearance in this capacity was at the time of
the centennial parade, when he was chief mar-
shal of the day. Colonel Clarke was one of
Portland's best-known citizens, well and fa-
vorably known to hundreds of business men,
and prominent in everything with which he
was connected. During the last two years of
his life, and especially within the last six
months. Colonel Clarke's health noticeably de-
clined, until he became almost a complete
physical wreck. His will was as strong as
ever, however, and there was no flagging of
his bright mental powers. He was at his place
in the office every day as formerly, and there
was no lack of keenness in his grasp of the
details of the business. His indomitable
courage and combative qualities kept him up
until at last he contracted pneumonia, which
took away his life in a little more than a week.

Colonel Clarke married Katherine, born in
Freeport, daughter of Eben and Anna (Bars-
tow) Dillingham, of Freeport, Maine. Chil-
dren : Charles B., mentioned below. Harry
K., twin of Charles B., married Marjorie Al-



len and resides in Boston, where he is ein-
ployed by the Forbes Litho Manufacturing
Company. He has one child, Charles. Alice
D., married Philip C. Kilbourne, who is en-
gaged in business in Portland. They have
three children, John, Helen and Ruth.

(II) Charles Bailey, eldest child of Colonel
Charles Davis and Katherine (Dillingham)
Clarke, was born in Bangor> October 3, 1875,
and came with his parents to Portland in 1877.
He obtained his education in the public schools
of Portland. In 1891 he entered the employ
of Burnham & Morrill and has remained with
that concern and its successor — the Burnham-
islorrill Company — ever since. He was a
clerk, then assistant treasurer two or three
years, and treasurer since 1905. He is a Re-
publican, but has never held public office. He
is a member of Ancient Landmark Lodge,
Free and Accepted Masons, the Country,
Portland Athletic and Portland Country cluljs.
He and his wife are members of the St. Luke's
Church. He married, in Baltimore, December
18, 1901, Ellen Abbott, of Baltimore, born
August 2, 1879, daughter of Isaac M. and
Charlotte (Abbott) Cate, whose five children
are: i. Charlotte A., married Ethan Allen
Lycett, and has three children. 2. Lucy A.,
married David T. Abercrombie, and has three
children. 3. Mary A., married William Widg-
ery Thomas, of Portland, and has three chil-
dren. 4. Ellen A., mentioned above. 5. Ho-
race, who resides in Baltimore. Mr. and Mrs.
Clarke have a daughter, Catherine, born April
I, 1903.

This family is of English or-
CLARKE igin, and is widely dispersed
wherever English migrants
have gone. The American branch here con-
sidered has for its American ancestors Elisha
and Sarah (Taylor) Clarke, who were of the
Piscataqua (New Hampshire) settlement in
1690. Their home was at Dover Point. Chil-
dren : I. Catherine, born October 25, 1691.
2. John, April 20, 1694. 3. Sarah, January
g, 1696. 4. Elijah, September 7, 1700. 5.
Elisha, May 10, 1702. 6. Josiah, February
20, 1704; see forward. 7. Solomon, April 17,
1707. 8. Stephen, January 10, 1710, died Oc-
tober 26, 1 716.

(II) Josiah, sixth child and fourth son of
Elisha Clarke, was born February 20, 1704,
and died August 12, 1768. He married, in
1730, at Dover Neck, Patience Blackstone,
who undoubtedly was a direct descendant of
Rev. William Blackstone, the first owner and

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