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.
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:
1880 Census. 3rd Ward Des Moines, Dist 162, Polk Co, Iowa, Hh 556
1900 Census. ED 82, Des Moines, Polk Co, Iowa, Hh 212
Fannie Page Clark
Jamie Clark [probably one of the two children that had died before 1900]
Page Clark [probably the other deceased child]
Capt. James Samuel CLARK and Laura C. HUTCHISON were married on 29 November 1870 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.82 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.82
Capt. James Samuel CLARK and Fannie M. PAGE were married on 18 October 1876 in Iowa City, Iowa.82 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.
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