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Ferdinand Clark, A Valued Citisen

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 27
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1995
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s60863fm
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326335
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm

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Title Ferdinand Clark, A Valued Citisen
Description FERDINAND CLARK, A VALUED CITIZEN Louise B Johansen Senior Third Place Short Story My grandfather. Ferdinand Clark, was indeed a man of many talents who used them wisely and freely to make Mt Pleasant a better place to live He was bom in Aarhus. Denmark, on January 23, 1S59 At the age of fourteen he came to America with his mother, who accepted the missionaries' call to come to Zion and worship as they pleased They settled in Mt Pleasant in 1873 Because of his skill in painting, there was a strong demand for his services He earned enough money to support his mother and saved enough for his brother Waldemar to come later Ferdinand was sociable among young and old and loved by everyone because of his kindness, consideration and respect to all One night at an MIA meeting he met Hannah Christensen Her black, shiny hair and sparkling blue eyes caught his attention immediately After a short courtship they were married October 1, 1879. by William Seely at her mother's home in Mt Pleasant In the spring they were sealed in the Endowment House in Salt Lake She was a sweet young bride of seventeen and he was twenty-one and a man of stability Their marriage was a happy union and they were blessed with twelve children Ferdinand wanted them all to have two names, so they were blessed as follows Rosina Abigail. Hannah Christina. Otto Ferdinand. Daniel Waldemar. Hazel Geneva, Heber Chase, Myrtle Elvira. Alonzo Benjamin. Arthur Oliver, Christie Arvilla. Ruth Louise and Reed Quentin Their six boys and six girls were all born in their home without a doctor Hannah. Hazel and Heber died as small children, but the rest became very helpful to their parents and successful in life Ferdinand and Hannah Clark Family left to right Dan. Otto. Ferdinand. Hannah. Rosina. Myrtle, and Alonzo They.- had lost three babies Hannah Christine. Hazel and Heber Arthur. Christie. Ruth and Reid were born later. At this time he was city councilman and manager of Consolidated Furniture. Their first home was a one-room adobe house and their furniture was all home-made Hannah's father gave them a cow and twelve chickens for a wedding gift, and with a garden and fruit trees they managed very well Ferdinand had learned the trade of painting as a young boy. and because of his excellent interior painting, he was in demand in the surrounding towns as well His wage was $2 00 for nine hours of work He worked for the Consolidated Furniture Store in Mt Pleasant for a number of years In 1892, he and his brother-in-law. Chris Johansen, opened the firm of Clark-Johansen and Co In 1895 the name was changed to Clark Furniture, and Chris opened up his harness shop next door. Ferdinand was now manager, secretary, and treasurer of his 26
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326250
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326250