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William Squire Clark
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Birth: Oct. 3, 1807
Maryland, USA
Death: Nov. 16, 1889
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA

San Francisco Pioneer. The greatgrandson Declaration of Independence signer Abraham Clark, William Clark travelled west to California in 1846 and settled in the town of Yerba Buena, later renamed San Francisco. Arriving during the Mexican War, he volunteered for military service and would see action as one of the volunteers under Capt. Ward Marston at the January 2-7, 1847 Battle of Santa Clara, the only battle to take place in Northern California during the war. After the war he became prominent in San Francisco and served as a member of the city's first town council. In 1847 he built the city's first wharf at the northern point of Yerba Buena Cove which became known as Clark's Point. Originally buried in San Francisco's Laurel Hill Cemetery, he was later moved to Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma following the eviction of cemeteries within San Francisco city limits. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Alice Ann Duncan Clark*
 
 Children:
  Isabella Duncan Clark (____ - 1903)*
  Ann Clark Hart (1871 - 1956)*
  William Squire Clark (1885 - 1898)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
Colma
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Sec K
 
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Originally Created by: G.Photographer
Record added: Jun 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53111195
William Squire Clark
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William Squire Clark
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William Squire Clark
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- Leanne Keefer Bechdel
 Added: Sep. 20, 2011

- Leanne Keefer Bechdel
 Added: Sep. 20, 2011

- G.Photographer
 Added: Jun. 1, 2010
 
 
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