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Below is a family biography included in History of Page County, Iowa published by Iowa Historical Company in 1880.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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CLARK, T. E., attorney at law, P. O. Clarinda; born October 18, 1845, in Jessamine county, Kentucky. His parents moved to Missouri in 1854, and located in Saline county. His education, by the necessities of the case was limited to the common schools, and then he attended school but six weeks. The major part of his training was received from his father, who was a Presbyterian clergyman. In 1862 he went to Colorado and Wyoming Territory. In 1866 he came to Clarinda, and shortly after entered the office of Hepburn & Morsman, as a student of law. He was admitted to the bar in September, 1869, by Judge James G. Day, now of the Supreme Court of Iowa. He began the practice of law in 1870, which he has since continuously followed. The firm is now Clark & Parslow. Mr. Clark has been closely identified with the interests of the county in its political features, and has been frequently urged to accept nominations of state offices and other public honors, but has always declined in the interests of his business. Was married December 31, 1872, to Miss Mary H. Burtch, a native of Harrison county, Ohio, by whom he has four children, three living: Alexander, Jessie and Ethel. Mr. Clark’s record speaks for itself. A gentleman of large resources, of noble experiences, and firmness of character; he enjoys the confidence and esteem of the public.

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This family biography is one of 558 biographies included in The History of Page County, Iowa published in 1880.  For the complete description, click here: Page County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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