Niagara County

1897 Biography - Thomas E. Clark

Clark, Thomas E., was born at Niagara Falls, N. Y., April 12, 1829, a son of Henry W. Clark (deceased). He was educated in the public schools of his native town and in the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, at Lima, N. Y. At the age of sixteen years, he entered the office of the Buffalo & Niagara Falls Railroad Co. (now N. Y. C. R. R. Co.) at Niagara Falls, as a clerk and was later an engineer and conductor. He remained with that company until 1878, when he practically retired from active life; from 1847 to 1850, Mr. Clark lived in Boston, Mass., where he served his apprenticeship at the machinist's trade. He is a member of the A. O. U. W.; has served as a trustee of the village of Niagara Falls, and as general village superintendent and was for one year a member of the Board of Health. In 1859 he married Mary P. Bairsto of Lewiston, N. Y., and they have one child, a daughter.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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