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Dr David Small Clark
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Birth: Aug. 10, 1824
Limington
York County
Maine, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1907
Derry
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA

Military stone inscription:
Asst Surg. 59 Mass.

From the Derry Enterprise 24 Dec. 1907

Dr. Clark received his medical education at Castleton Medical college, now a part of the University of Vermont, and in the lecture rooms and hospitals of New York city. He began his practice more than fifty years ago in New Gloucester, Maine and since then has practiced in LaCrosse and Plattville, Wisconsin and in Danville, Hampstead and Derry, New Hampshire. He came to Derry in 1861 and had been in active practice ever since.

During the latter part of the Civil War, Dr. Clark was assistant surgeon in the 59th Massachusetts regiment. He was a Free Mason and a member of Upton post G.A.R. Untiring in his efforts and unselfish in his life, Dr. Clark went in and out among the homes of the people, quietly and unostentatiously, bringing courage and comfort with him.

He was modest to an unusual degree as to his own professional attainments but his knowledge and skill were recognized as of the highest order by his fellow practitioners all over the state. His home ties were particularly strong, and his loyalty to his patients was only exceeded by his devotion to his family.

Dr. Clark is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Latham Clark; two daughters, Mrs. Edward Pettee and Miss Sylvia Clark of Derry; and one son, Herbert Clark, a civil engineer in Hartford, Connecticutt.

A simple service, in keeping with his modest and unassuming life, was held at the Central Congregational church with Gov. C. M. Floyd in attendance along with the officers and members of the Grand Army. The bearers were, Benjamin Chase, James Huntee, Walter D. Reed and W.D. Kincaid.

His name can be found on the Derry Civil War Monument.

Sources for the information below:
- Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War, (Adjutant General)
- Register of Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire 1861-65, (1895)
- History of New Hampshire Surgeons in the War of the Rebellion, (1906)

David Small Clark

Biographical data and notes:
- Born Aug 16 1824 in Limington, ME
- Pre-enlistment occupation: Surgeon
- Last known address: Derry, NH
- Son of Nathaniel & Mary (Small) Clarke. Married Mary S. Latham in 1856

Enlistment:
- Residing in Derry, NH at time of enlistment
- 40 years of age at time of enlistment
- Enlisted on Mar 20 1865 at Derry, NH as Assistant Surgeon

Mustering information:
- Commissioned into Field and Staff, 59th Infantry (Massachusetts) on Mar 26 1865
- Transferred from 59th Infantry (Massachusetts) on Jun 1 1865
- Transferred to Field and Staff, 57th Infantry (Massachusetts) on Jun 1 1865
- Mustered out from 57th Infantry (Massachusetts) on Jul 30 1865 at Delaney House, Washington, DC
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary Latham Clark (1831 - 1911)*
 
 Children:
  Walter Stanton Clark (1857 - 1864)*
  Carrie Clark Pettee (1860 - 1938)*
  Mabel Clark (1863 - 1865)*
  Howard Latham Clark (1867 - 1903)*
  Herbert Guild Clark (1869 - 1938)*
  Sylvia Clark (1871 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
East Derry
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
Plot: Shepard Ave
 
Created by: D. J. Goldman
Record added: Feb 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33844949
Dr David Small Clark
Added by: D. J. Goldman
 
Dr David Small Clark
Added by: D. J. Goldman
 
Dr David Small Clark
Added by: D. J. Goldman
 
 
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