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164. Capt. James Samuel CLARK91 was born on 17 December 1841.91 He served in the military in 1862 at Company F, 1st Iowa Volunteers; Company C, 35th Infantry in Civil War. He died on 1 August 1920 at the age of 78 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.

JAMES S. CLARK was born near Indianapolis, Indiana, October 17, 1841. After spending his early years on a farm, Mr. Clark came to Iowa and was a college student at Mount Pleasant when the Civil War began. In April, 1861, he enlisted as a private in Company F, First Iowa Volunteers, participating in the Battle of Wilson's Creek. Later he was promoted to lieutenant and captain of Company C, in the Thirty-fifth Infantry, which was engaged in seventeen battles and sieges during its term of service. On the day that General Lee surrendered Captain Clark led his regiment in a desperate charge on the forts of Mobile, Alabama. He is the historian of that gallant regiment, having gathered the events of its career in the Civil War which have been published, adding to the valuable literature of the deeds of Iowa soldiers in the great Rebellion. He is president of the Regimental Association of the First Iowa Regiment of volunteer soldiers in the Civil War and has published a sketch of General Lyon and “The Fight for Missouri.” Captain Clark is a graduate of the Ohio Wesleyan University and also of the Iowa State University. He engaged in the practice of law in Des Moines from 1870 to 1890, when he retired to accept the position of secretary of the Des Moines Insurance Company, later becoming president of the Anchor Insurance Company, as well as president of the Iowa Alliance of Insurance Men.
History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/Volume 4 by Benjamin F. Gue

1870 Census. Des Moines, Ward 3, Polk Co, Iowa, Hh 87. Head of household was a minister, but it was obviously a boarding house. One of the boarders was:
James C. Clark, age 28, Lawyer, b. IN

1880 Census. 3rd Ward Des Moines, Dist 162, Polk Co, Iowa, Hh 556
Jas. S. Clark, age 38, Lawyer, b. IN, parents b. KY
Fannie, age 27, wife, b. Illinois, father b. VT, mother b. NY
Lillie Charlson, age 23, servant, b. Ill., parents b. Sweden
Baby Clark, female, one month old, born in May, daughter, b. Iowa
Mary Coleman, age 48, nurse, b. England as were her parents

1900 Census. ED 82, Des Moines, Polk Co, Iowa, Hh 212
James S. Clark, b. Oct 1841, age 58, married for 24 years, insurance given for occupation
Frances P., wife, b. Feb 1853, age 47, 7 children, 5 are living
Laura O., dau, b. May 1880, age 20
Glenn E., son, b. Mar 1882, age 18
Helen M., dau, b. Apr 1886, age 14
Mable, dau, b. Aug 1888, age 11
Edith K. O., niece, b. Sep 1881, age 18, b. Washington DC, father b. IN, mother b. PA
Clifford, nephew, b. Dec 1882, age 17, b. Washington DC, father b. IN, mother b. PA
Eleanor G. A., niece, b. Aug 1888, age 11, b. in France, father b. IN, mother b. PA - came to U. S. in 1889, been here for 11 years
Mary J. Ramey, servant, Black, b. Mar 1870, age 30, b. Iowa, parents b. VA
James Samuel Clark
Birth: Oct. 17, 1841
Death: Aug. 1, 1920
in same lot: Ruth M. Clark, Jamie Clark, James Samuel Clark, Morton Clark, Helen Clark Wentworth, W.W.Wentworth, Page Clark, Robert Glenn Clark, Laura N. Clark, Fannie Page Clark
Woodland Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Blk 9

Fannie Page Clark
Birth: Feb. 7, 1853
Death: Oct. 16, 1922

Jamie Clark [probably one of the two children that had died before 1900]
Birth: Jun. 19, 1890
Death: Jun. 19, 1890

Page Clark [probably the other deceased child]
Birth: Jul. 13, 1884
Death: Jun. 21, 1896

Morton Clark
Birth: Aug. 16, 1888
Death: Mar. 5, 1951

Capt. James Samuel CLARK and Laura C. HUTCHISON were married on 29 November 1870 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.91 Laura C. HUTCHISON was born on 1 December 1847. She died on 23 August 1871 at the age of 23 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.91

Capt. James Samuel CLARK and Fannie M. PAGE were married on 18 October 1876 in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa.91 Fannie M. PAGE was born on 7 February 1853. She died on 16 October 1922 at the age of 69 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.