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 Angus Marion Clark

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Angus Marion Clark

Birth
Madison County, Mississippi, USA
Death
21 Dec 1907 (aged 76)
Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA
Burial
Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA
Memorial ID
23264147 View Source

Angus Marion Clark came west in 1850 to try his hand in the gold fields of California. In 1867 he came to the town of Millerton and got involved in the Buchanan Copper Mine near Raymond. Clark was elected County Clerk and Recorder for Fresno County and was involved in the movement of all county records from Millerton to the new county seat of Fresno. Clark took part in the laying of the cornerstone for the new Fresno Courthouse.

In 1878 he formed Clark and McKenzie with William H McKenzie. In 1884, he resigned as the last combined County Clerk and Recorder as the job was then split between 2 others. He along with his partner then bought controlling interest in Fresno Loan and Savings Bank. In 1885 A. M. Clark was elected to the California State Asembly for one term.

He also served on the school board, the Fresno board of trustees, and reprised his role as City Recorder. Clark and his partners organized the Harrow Gold Mining Company and successfully mined for gold in the foothills near Millerton for several years.

When he passed away in 1907 he left as a widow his second wife Sarah (Sadie Bemis) Clark and his four children Ada Belle, Sarah Paulina, Angus and Frank Marion Clark by his late first wife Emma B(Glidden)Clark. A true pioneer of the San Joaquin Valley and and early shaker and mover in Fresno at the turn of the century.

Angus Marion Clark came west in 1850 to try his hand in the gold fields of California. In 1867 he came to the town of Millerton and got involved in the Buchanan Copper Mine near Raymond. Clark was elected County Clerk and Recorder for Fresno County and was involved in the movement of all county records from Millerton to the new county seat of Fresno. Clark took part in the laying of the cornerstone for the new Fresno Courthouse.

In 1878 he formed Clark and McKenzie with William H McKenzie. In 1884, he resigned as the last combined County Clerk and Recorder as the job was then split between 2 others. He along with his partner then bought controlling interest in Fresno Loan and Savings Bank. In 1885 A. M. Clark was elected to the California State Asembly for one term.

He also served on the school board, the Fresno board of trustees, and reprised his role as City Recorder. Clark and his partners organized the Harrow Gold Mining Company and successfully mined for gold in the foothills near Millerton for several years.

When he passed away in 1907 he left as a widow his second wife Sarah (Sadie Bemis) Clark and his four children Ada Belle, Sarah Paulina, Angus and Frank Marion Clark by his late first wife Emma B(Glidden)Clark. A true pioneer of the San Joaquin Valley and and early shaker and mover in Fresno at the turn of the century.

Gravesite Details

Early Gold Mine owner in Fresno County, early Master of the Grand Lodge NO. 247 of Masons in Fresno, California


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