Francis T. Clark
Son of Josiah F. Clark was born June 14, 1851, at Brooks, Waldo Co., Maine. He came to Anoka with his parents when a small child and received his education in the Anoka schools. He served a few months as deputy county auditor under L.C. Bixby. He afterward removed to a farm in section 13, town of Burns, where he lived until the time of his death, March 25, 1898. He was married Sept. 5, 1875, to Ada F. Norris, Children: Cecil L., Effie A., Thomas Alonzo, and Ada May.
Josiah F. Clark
Was the first probate judge of Anoka county after the organization of the state. This was in 1858. His official career thereafter was considerable. In the falloff 1866 he was elected county treasurer, taking charge the following March. He continued in this capacity for four years. He held several other important offices, among which were justice of the peace, and clerk of the school board for four years. Mr. Clark was born in China, Kennebec Co., Maine, Mar. 9, 1823where he completed his education in the China Academy. He came to Anoka county April 18, 1854, and pre-empted a claim two miles above Champlin. Two years thereafter, having proved up on his farm, he moved to Anoka and worked at his trade, carpentering, but many years after returned to farming. In 1902, however, he removed again to Anoka, where he still lives. He taught a singing school at Anoka in the winters of 1855-56 and 1856-57. He was the first teacher of vocal music north of St. Anthony. He enlisted in 1862 in Co. A, Eighth Minn. Regiment, and was made chief musician, serving until the war closed. Judge Clark was married July 2, 1842, to Louise Brown. Children: August (died 1865), Georgiana (Mrs. Norris, Anoka), Francis T. (died 1891), and Josiah W.
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