Biography - Ed. S. Clark

ED. S. CLARK, druggist. Prominent among the leading business men of Cobden is the gentleman whose name heads this biography. He was born in the State of New York; is a son of E. N. Clark, a prominent farmer of this county. He attended the school of Cobden, and two terms at Champaign, Ill. He was brought up on the farm; he clerked for awhile for Linnell & McLoney, in this village; they were then the only druggists in the place. In September, 1880, he, in partnership with H. C. Babcock, opened up a drug store in Cobden, at which they were successful, until June, 1882, when they located at Cairo, July 14, 1883. Mr. Clark having purchased Mr. Babcock's interest, removed the entire stock to his present cozy little room, where he is enjoying a lucrative trade. He gives his own personal attention to the business. He was married in March, 1881, to Elizabeth C. Watkins, of this county.

Extracted 30 Aug 2019 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 123.

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