Edward Murray Clark

Edward Murray Clark

Mamaroneck, Westchester County, New York, USA
Death 24 Sep 2009 (aged 85)
Franconia, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Lincoln, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 84511267 · View Source
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Edward Murray Clark, 85, of Lisbon died Sept. 24, 2009, at Lafayette Center in Franconia.

He was born Feb. 9, 1924, in Mamaroneck, N.Y., to Edward Pullman Clark and Florence Murray Clark.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Merchant Marines. In June 1944, he participated in the invasion of Normandy.

Along with his brother W. Murray Clark, he co-owned Clark's Trading Post in Lincoln.

In the early '50s, fascinated by steam-power, the Clark brothers began to rescue steam locomotives from the cutting torch creating "green pastures for iron horses" at the Trading Post. Conceived with a lot of hard work and an impressive collection of locomotives -- including models by Climax, Heisler, Shay and Porter -- the White Mountain Central Railroad was born.

In 1963, with his two teenage sons and a dedicated crew in tow, he dismantled a 1904 Howe-Truss railroad covered bridge in East Montpelier, Vt. The team then transported the structure and reassembled it to span the Pemigewasset River adjacent to the Trading Post.

He was general manager of the Cog Railway from 1974 to 1976 and then owned and operated the North Stratford Rail Road.

He was an avid collector of steam and log locomotives.

A civil engineer by trade, he co-owned the White Mountain Hydro Plant in Lisbon.

He was predeceased by a son, Edward A. Clark, in 1998 and his former wife, Joyce Avery Clark, in 2005.

Burial at Riverside Cemetery, Lincoln.

Published in Union Leader on September 25, 2009

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