Henry Brown Clark

Male 1831 - 1910  (78 years)


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  • Name Henry Brown Clark 
    Born 16 Apr 1831  Unadilla, Otsego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Feb 1910  Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I39087  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Sherman George Clark, Sr.,   b. 28 Oct 1796, Columbia, Tolland, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1880, Richland, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Nancy Dickerman,   b. 23 Sep 1799, Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1873, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F14524  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Adelaide Addie E. Williams,   b. 6 Nov 1834, Asheville, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1926  (Age 91 years) 
    Notes 
    • Newspaper Article - Wednesday, October 11, 1905 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Married Fifty Years - Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Clark Celebrate their Golden Wedding - Fifty years ago, Monday, the 9th day of October, in the village of Asheville, Chautauqua County, Henry Brown Clark, of this village, and Miss Adelaide Williams, of that village, stood before the marriage altar and to the solemn wedding vows as recited to them by Rev. Beramus Bemis. They soon took up their residence in this village where Mr. Clark was then, as he is today, engaged in the mercantile business. Both were popular among a large circle of friends and they at once took their place among the foremost of our residents and with faithful regard for the best interest of the social, church and business life they have filled the long years of half a century with its usefulness in the community, devotion to home and helpful support to all that has to do with making their hometown better. The completion of the fifty years of wedded life was celebrated, Monday evening, and in response to beautiful invitations, painted in gold, the home was filled with guests from the appointed hour, eight o'clock, until midnight. The home was a perfect delight for its abundant floral decorations and tasty trimmings in green vines and autumn leaves. Mrs. Clark wore a becoming dress of black voile and Mrs. Betts wore black net over black silk. The guests passed through the dining room door to a scene brilliant with electric lights and a row of wax candles in brass candlesticks upon the center table. The decorations of this room were green vines and golden blossoms. From the table to the chandelier were white and yellow ribbons forming the appearance of a Maypole. Refreshments were served by young ladies and the delicate and delicious preparations were greatly enjoyed. In the upper hall part of the Ross orchestra, of Syracuse, a harp and violin, rendered sweet music during the evening. The company was eminently happy in the privilege of social intercourse and the exchange of friendly greetings. The gifts were a dazzling collection of choice tokens, mostly of gold or golden character. They included a gold clock in a dome, which has almost perpetual action in that it is supposed to run four hundred days. The other gifts included a gold headed cane, a gold framed chair and a gold dollar coined in the year of their marriage. The groom presented his bride with a golden oak china closet Mrs. Clark was assisted in entertaining, besides her daughter, Mrs. Francis P. Betts, by Mrs. George W. Douglas, Mrs. Sarah S. Allen, Mrs. Charles Stoddard and Mrs. Z. R. Evans, who opened and closed the way to the dining room by use of a white ribbon. Others were Albert Henry Betts, grandson, and Lucille Clark, who directed the guests; those serving in the dining morn were: Miss Margarita Hinman, Miss Alice Clark, Miss Mary Hill, Miss Mary Louise Paul, Miss Cora Box, Miss Cornelia E. Hubbard, Mrs. James Acker, Miss Carrie B. Allen, Mrs. Minor J. Terry, Mrs. Albert K. Box, Miss F.nuna J. Fuller, Miss Adaline S. Klock, Miss Carrie Belle Greenwood and Miss Frances L. Stone. Mrs. Irving G. Hubbs and Miss Faith Stevens presiding at the punch bowl and Mrs. Frederick G. Whitney was in charge of the guestbook. Guests from out of town were: Mrs. Kathryn J. Laing, Williamstown; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Bishop, Cape Vincent; Marion R. Peckham, St Louis, Missouri; Mrs. J. R. Porter, Mrs. George Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Courtland E. Ha_, Mr. and Mrs. George D. Babcock, Mrs. Florence H. Babcock, Mrs. Amelia B. Himes, Mexico; Mrs. Ruth C. Clark, Union Square; Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Hollis, Altmar, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Burr, Albany; Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Olmstead, E. G. Potter, Helen D. Potter, Orwell; Fannie C. Stevens, Syracuse.
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Kathleen Williams Clark,   b. 16 Nov 1876,   d. 11 Dec 1965  (Age 89 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F14537  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • February 22, 1910 ~ Henry Brown Clark, age 78 years, 10 months, 6 days, Married, Retail merchant, born in New York, Son of Sherman Clark born in New York, Nancy Dickerman, Died in Pulaski of probably cardiac paralysis, fell dead after week’s illness with acute pulmonary congestive _ congestion.

      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, February 23, 1910 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Henry B. Clark - Pulaski Loses One of Its Oldest and Most Highly Esteemed Citizens - An Honorable Life Closes - Pulaski is in mourning today, as it has been many times before when a good man of good woman passes to the great beyond. We are deeply sensible of a great loss at this time, as we read in unmistakable facts that Mr. Henry B. Clark, one of our oldest and one of our most highly esteemed business men, is no more. There has been warning enough in the past few months that Mr. Clark was not going to survive many months, as his health has been declining and he has been obliged to spend much time at his home, but his devotion to and love for the work of a lifetime kept him interested to the last and the very faintest improvement would make him desire to be out; so it is not many days, comparatively, since we have seen him on the street, but the past week or more he has been quite confined. Monday evening he was pronounced by his physician as being very comfortable, but about one o'clock he surprised Mrs. Clark as she was out of the room for a moment, by arising and going to the bathroom and on the return he fell and never recovered, as the heart action must have become very weak before he fell. Mr. Clark was born in Unadilla, New York, April 16, 1831, son of Sherman Clark. At the age of sixteen he came with his parents to what is now known as Prattham, this county. He came to this village when a young man and engaged in Mercantile business with his brother, James, and a few years later engaged in business by himself and has been continuously at the counter for over fifty years. His business career has been one in which he has made a great name for honesty and strict integrity. Those who have done business beside him or with him have only the best of words to offer for him. October 9, 1855, he married Adelaide Williams, who with one daughter, Mrs. Francis P. Betts, survive him. For many years he has been a member of the Congregational church and served most faithfully a long term in the capacity of trustee. Of his service to the church there could be no more fitting testimony than the resolutions passed by the present Board of Trustees, at a special meeting held yesterday. They are embraced in this memorial. Mr. Clark needs no eulogistic sketch. His life is a far better eulogy than we can pen. He will be missed in the community as he is mourned in his home. The funeral will be held from the late home in Jefferson Avenue, tomorrow at two o'clock.
      Resolutions - At a Special Meeting of the Trustees of the Congregational Church and Society, the following proceedings were had: "Henry B. Clark who died at his home in this village last night was in his seventy-ninth year. Since young manhood he had been a member of this Church and Society. He served continuously as a member of this board for over twenty-five years. He continued to serve until advancing years and failing health made it advisable to relinquish that office. In the discharge of his duties he was always faithful, kind and considerate. He was a liberal contributor toward the support of the church and was always willing to perform whatever duties were assigned to him. In his death the Church and Society have lost a faithful, respected and honored member and this board has lost an advisor and counselor who always stood ready to lend his aid and assistance. His loss will be keenly felt by the board as such and by each of its members. His character and honesty commanded the general respect and confidence of the community in which he was known so well. His association with the members of this board has left memories not soon to be forgotten of the man and counselor whose advice and counsels were wise. We extend to the members of his family our most heartfelt sympathy and the clerk will record in the minutes of this board the above as an appreciation of his useful life and character and of the qualities which endeared him to all whom he was known.
      Action of Business Men - At a special meeting of the Retail Merchants Association held last evening the news of Mr. Clark's death was received with deep regret. The general expressions among the business associates of Mr. Clark were of the most pronounced regret. The members of the Association will attend the funeral in a body. All business places will be closed and due on or will be paid to the deceased. Mr. Clark was one of the charter members of the Association.
      All will feel that our dear friend has one by his clean, upright Christian life the commendation of his Lord and has already heard the "Well done thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord."

      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, March 2, 1910 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Funeral of H. B. Clark - The last sad rites of burial were held for Mr. Henry B. Clark, from the home last Thursday, at two o'clock. The house was filled with neighbors and friends who expressed their deep sorrow and paid tribute to the departed. The abundant floral tributes were empathetic in their fragrance and beauty, telling of love and thought for Mr. Clark. The service was in charge of Rev. H. A. Lawrence, Mr. Clark's pastor. The scriptural selections, prayers and eulogy was most fitting. The Retail Merchants Association attended in a body. Pallbearers were his neighbors, Nathan B. Smith, Z. R. Evans, F. G. Utley, George W. Douglas and nephews, Louis J. Clark and Charles K. Clark. Besides his wife and daughter, Mrs. F. P. Betts, Mr. Clark leaves two sisters, Mrs. W. B. Dixon and Mrs. Susan Bentley, of this village and one brother, Mr. Cyrus Clark, of New York.
      Testimonial from His Church - At a meeting of the members of the Congregational church, held Thursday evening, February 24, 1910, the following tribute in memory of Mr. Henry B. Clark, deceased, was unanimously adopted: The death of Mr. Henry B. Clark, who was for so many years a faithful and devoted attendant and coworker in this church and congregation, has awakened a feeling of deep regret and sorrow among all our members. To the older members of the church, and especially to those of our members who were closely associated with him in the membership of our Board of Trustees and the management of the business affairs of the Society, his decease has brought a sense of personal bereavement. Mr. Clark united with his church in the year 1858 and ever since that time he was a consistent and interested member. He was always faithful in his attendance at the hour and place of worship and, except when detained at his home by sickness, his pew was always occupied by himself and family. He was a generous giver at all times for the support of the church and its benevolent work. By his kindly and courteous manner, by his regard for the rights of others and his upright and just conduct he won and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all our members. He held the office of trustee for twenty-seven years or more and would have been continued in that office until his death if he had not declined to serve longer. The younger members of the congregation cannot fully appreciate the value of his services and the sacrifice of time and means which he made in behalf of this Society. Those of our number who served with him in our board alone can fully measure and appreciate the value and extent of his labors. He always watched over the temporal affairs of the church with all the care and solitude which a fond parent would bestow upon his children. He was always patient, kind and faithful and was ever willing to perform his full share of duty and responsibility. He scorned to do a mean or unjust act. He was quiet and unostentatious in his daily life and in church work. He was upright and just in the performance of all his duties as a businessman and citizen. Well may all the members of this Church and Society, young and old, strive to emulate his example and character. His name has now been stricken from our role of membership. His place in our house of worship is now vacant. His familiar presence will be missed, but we cannot forget him. His memory should be cherished by every member of this church and congregation, and his character and work for us to be held in grateful remembrance by all of us, not only for his Christian Fellowship but also for his exemplary life and labor for us. May he rest in peace. Resolved, That this memorial be recorded in the church records and a copy be presented to the family of the deceased. The above was read by the church clerk, Mr. N. B. Smith, after the morning service, Sunday and unanimously adopted by the church.

      Newspaper Article - Wednesday, March 2, 1910 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Local Notes - The will of Henry B. Clark, was filed for probate in Surrogate's Court, Monday. Mr. Clark left an estate valued at $8,000 real and $7,000 personal. To his daughter, Mrs. Francis P. Betts, is left the house and lot in Jefferson Street, into his wife the balance of his property. Mrs. Clark and Lewis J. Clark are executors of the will and Thomas W. Dixon, of Syracuse is attorney.