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 Francis Gray “Frank” Clark

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Francis Gray “Frank” Clark

Birth
Bridgewater, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Death
3 Feb 1921 (aged 82)
Linn County, Iowa, USA
Burial
Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA
Plot
Block:82 Lot:294.1 Space:SG 07
Memorial ID
167556748 View Source

Some records state Francis was born in Bridgewater, Vermont; others state he was born in Roxbury, Vermont.

After attending Barre Academy (Barre, Vermont), Francis entered m Middlebury College (Middlebury, Vermont) in 1860.

On August 28, 1862, Francis enlisted to serve with 16th Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry. Some accounts state he entered as a Private; others that he entered as 1st Lieutenant. In either case, he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. During the year of his service, the 16th Vermont was credited with repelling Pickett's Charge during the Battle of Gettysburg.

Francis returned to Middlebury College, graduating in 1864. In January, 1865 he re-enlisted with the 26th Regiment, New York Cavalry, and served with them through the close of the war. After studying law in Woodstock, Vermont, he was admitted to the bar in 1866. He worked as a lawyer in Belle Plain, Iowa from 1867 to 1876, then moved his practice to Cedar Rapids.

Francis served his community as a Representative in the Iowa General Assembly, 1872-1873, as a member and President of the Cedar Rapids School Board, and Alderman.

On September 5, 1865, Francis married Harriet Newton. He married Mary Virginia Loy on September 1, 1896 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Extensive bios are available in
"Biographical Record of Linn County, Iowa" S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1901
"Journal of the House 2283 Hon. Francis Gray Clark" Iowa House of Representatives, April 4, 1921
"Richard Clarke of Rowley, Massachusetts: and his descendants..." Thomas Bellows Peck, Press of D. Clapp & son, 1905 (Rowley, Massachusetts)

Representative, General Assembly, 1872-1873. Member and President, School Board. Alderman and Referee in Bankruptcy.

Some records state Francis was born in Bridgewater, Vermont; others state he was born in Roxbury, Vermont.

After attending Barre Academy (Barre, Vermont), Francis entered m Middlebury College (Middlebury, Vermont) in 1860.

On August 28, 1862, Francis enlisted to serve with 16th Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry. Some accounts state he entered as a Private; others that he entered as 1st Lieutenant. In either case, he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. During the year of his service, the 16th Vermont was credited with repelling Pickett's Charge during the Battle of Gettysburg.

Francis returned to Middlebury College, graduating in 1864. In January, 1865 he re-enlisted with the 26th Regiment, New York Cavalry, and served with them through the close of the war. After studying law in Woodstock, Vermont, he was admitted to the bar in 1866. He worked as a lawyer in Belle Plain, Iowa from 1867 to 1876, then moved his practice to Cedar Rapids.

Francis served his community as a Representative in the Iowa General Assembly, 1872-1873, as a member and President of the Cedar Rapids School Board, and Alderman.

On September 5, 1865, Francis married Harriet Newton. He married Mary Virginia Loy on September 1, 1896 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Extensive bios are available in
"Biographical Record of Linn County, Iowa" S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1901
"Journal of the House 2283 Hon. Francis Gray Clark" Iowa House of Representatives, April 4, 1921
"Richard Clarke of Rowley, Massachusetts: and his descendants..." Thomas Bellows Peck, Press of D. Clapp & son, 1905 (Rowley, Massachusetts)

Representative, General Assembly, 1872-1873. Member and President, School Board. Alderman and Referee in Bankruptcy.


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  • Created by: DebL
  • Added: 29 Jul 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 167556748
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/167556748/francis-gray-clark: accessed ), memorial page for Francis Gray “Frank” Clark (17 Apr 1838–3 Feb 1921), Find a Grave Memorial ID 167556748, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA; Maintained by DebL (contributor 47462502).