1922-25 — Indiana
W. H Clark was born in Ohio County, then Dearborn County on October 15,1842. He grew to young manhood on the farm; afterward moving to Rising Sun with his parents. He was learning the carpenters trade when the Civil War broke out. In the last of August 1861 he voluntered in Company C - 7th Indiana Infantry, under Captian Sol Waterward, who was killed at Port Republic, Virginia in 1862. William served 2 years and 9 months and was in every battle with the regiment up to June 20th ,1864 when he was wounded at the battle of Petersburg, VA through the right arm and shoulder which caused the loss of use of same during the rest of his life. He was sent to Lincoln General Hospital at Washington DC where he laid for 4 months, being there one month after his regiments time was out.
When being unable to travel alone his mother came and brought him home. He participated in the following battles, Winchester, VA, Fredericksburg, five days in the wilderness, Culpepper, Cole Harbor, Pappahanox,Weldow Railroad, Pettersbutg, A[[p,atox, Port Republic, Amtoctuiar, Gettysburg, Chancellorville, and others.
On October 28th,1866 he was united in marriage to Fannie Bennett. To this union were born 4 children. 2 sons, and 2 daughters, on daughter passing to the great beyond when but a year old.
In October 1868 he was elected Sheriff of the county which position he held for 2 terms.
In 1874 he was elected Treasurer of the County and served 2 terms more.
On Spetember 18, 1865 he was made a Master Mason. On October 15, 1865 he joined Friendship Lodge #4 F.O.O.F. and obtained all the degrees, and has still retained his membership in both lodges, never having became delinquent.
He was Post Master for 5 years succeeding Mrs Spencer.
He was a charter member of Bwn North Post -No 94- Department of Indiana, and the last charter member living.
He was in the Dry goods business 25 years, after which he led a quite retired quiet life at the cornor of 5th and High Street until the passing of his beloved wife Fannie B Clark, on December 27,1923.
The remander of his life was spent with his daughter Grace Clark Tilton, at Aurora Indiana.
He united with the M.E. Church in his early youth, and was a active member for many years.
He was the last living member of a family of 14 children, his parents being Eli CLark and Sarah Miller Clark.
On Nov 10, 1924 he went to Punta Gorda, Florida hoping to spend a comfortable winter. His health began to fail on December 1st and on February 1st he was removed to Arcadia General Hospital where he was operated upon February 2nd. He passed away Monday evening at 6:15 in the hospital at the age of 82 years, 4 months,and 22 days.