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Dr Jonathan Clark Jr.

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Dr Jonathan Clark Jr.

Birth
Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA
Death 29 Mar 1884 (aged 58)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA
Plot Circle # 404
Memorial ID 58305550 View Source
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Came to Humboldt Co. 16 June 1850 on the schooner Rainbow. Was mayor of Eureka in 1878.

Indian Wars: Field & Staff, 4th U.S. Infantry
Civil War: Field & Staff, 1st Battalion, California Mountaineers

Dr. Jonathan Clark, Jr., was the son of Jonathan Clark, Sr. (1776-1849) and Catherine Jonas (1782-1854). He arrived in California in 1849 and in Humboldt County aboard the schooner "Rainbow" June 16, 1850. He was appointed the region's first postmaster in 1851. Dr. Clark was appointed Acting Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Army, November 1, 1853, and assigned to Field & Staff, 4th U.S. Infantry, with duty at Fort Humboldt. Jonathan married Maria Ryan at Eureka in November 1855. He enlisted as a surgeon (1st lieutenant) at Fort Humboldt, California, June 4, 1863, and was commissioned into Field & Staff, 1st Battalion, California Mountaineers, June 25. Dr. Clark was mustered out at Fort Humboldt June 14, 1865. After the war he returned to Eureka where he served on the city council and was elected mayor in 1878. Dr. Clark died at the Grand Hotel in San Francisco while on a visit to that city. His remains were returned to his home in Eureka for burial.
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DEATHS.
CLARK. In this city, March 29, at the Grand Hotel, Dr. Jonathan Clark of Eureka, Humboldt County, Cal., age 58 years.
(San Francisco Call, March 31, 1884; 4:4)


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  • Created by: Karen Hendricks
  • Added: 7 Sep 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 58305550
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/58305550/jonathan-clark : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Jonathan Clark Jr. (26 Feb 1826–29 Mar 1884), Find a Grave Memorial ID 58305550, citing Myrtle Grove Memorial Cemetery, Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA ; Maintained by Karen Hendricks (contributor 47322391) .