H. W. CLARK. Among the pioneer settlers of Labette county, Kansas, is the gentleman whose name heads this sketch. He is living in Elm Grove township, in section 35, township 34, range 19. Mr. Clark was born in Jackson county, Iowa, in 1863, and is a son of Robison and Levenia (Baber) Clark.
Robison Clark was born in Dayton, Ohio, where be followed the occupation of a farmer. Later in life he removed to Labette county, where he died January 1, 1899. He married Levenia Baber, who was born in Virginia, and they reared the following children: Samuel; Charles; Martha; John; Ella; H. W.; Sadie; George; Cora; and Jesse.
In the fall of 1879, when Mr. Clark was fifteen years old, he removed with his parents to Kansas. His father located one mile southeast of H. W. Clark's present farm. His parents resided there during all of their active period. Mr. Clark, after his marriage, rented a farm a half mile south of his present farm, and made this place his home for nine years. He bought his farm in section 35, in 1895, but did not settle on it until two years later. He built a one and a half story, six-room house, of frame, and has made various improvements. He carries on general farming and has had a successful career.
Mr. Clark was wedded to Sarah J. Triplett, who was born in Illinois, in 1864. Their children are: Mildred; Ethel; and Vesta. Mr. Clark has served as clerk of the school board in his township, and is a stanch Republican, in politics. He belongs to the Anti-Horsethief Association. Religiously, he and the members of his family attend the Christian church.
Mr. Clark is a progressive citizen, and is highly respected by his acquaintances.
Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901
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