m. 3 JUL 1861
Facts and Events
Published in the Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1891 issue of the Middletown Daily Press:
Goshen Matters and Things at the County Seat Amos Clark, son of Jerry Clark, was seriously injured, Monday afternoon. He was assisting at Reeves & Kelsey's in raising some boxes with the rope wind lass and after fastening the grapnel, and the boxes had been raised several feet, they became loosened and fell, striking Clark on the head and cutting a gash about four inches long from the eyebrow upward. Dr. Pell dressed the wound, it being necessary to take several stitches to dress it up. The young man will carry the mark the rest of his life.
Middletown, New York newspaper, undated
COUNTY SEAT NEWS Recent Events and Happenings in Goshen Paragraph 7 Amos Ryerson Clark and Sarah Maria [Lemon], both of this village, were married here Thursday evening at the Presbyterian parsonage, by Rev. R. B. Clark. They will reside on Prospect avenue.
Middletown Times Herald, Middletown, New York, Monday, April 27, 1936
Twins Sixty-Five Today
This picture of Amos R. and Frank E. Clark, twins, was made yesterday just before a dinner in honor of their sixty-fifth birthday, which is today. Hale and hearty, both enjoyed the dinner at the home of Amos R. Clark, thirty-two Lake avenue. The Clark twins were born in Denton April twenty-seventh,1871, sons of Jeremiah and Harriet Ogden Clark. Their parents moved from Denton to Goshen, where their father was engaged in the wholesale and retail meat business. After leaving Goshen twenty-five years ago, Amos came to Middletown and has been employed by the Ontario & Western Railroad twenty-three years. He married in Goshen Miss Irene Carpenter, thirty-one years ago, and they have two sons, David S. and George Hewitt, both of Middletown. Frank came to Middletown in 1907 and entered the butcher business on North street, where he remained until 1917. In 1919 he went overseas. On his return to America he opened a retail meat store and was in business until recently. He now operates a grocery on North street. He has lived on Prospect avenue twenty-four years. He has one daughter, Mrs. Max Beratz, of Forked River, N. J. The Clark twins also have a sister, Mrs. George B. Hewitt of Middletown, and a brother, David P. Clark, of Goshen.
Mrs. A. R. Clark Hostess At Dinner Here for Twins
Mrs. Amos R. Clark, 313 East Main street, entertained at a dinner party yesterday in honor of her husband and his twin brother, Frank E. Clark, seven East Main street, who celebrated their seventieth birthday. Guests were Mrs. Ethel Beratz, Frank Clark's daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Puder and Mrs. William Swift and son, William, all of Newark, N. J.; also Amos Clark's sons and their wives, Mr. and Mrs. David Clark and Mr. and Mrs. George A. Clark; and the twins' sister, Mrs. Lillian Hewitt, all of Middletown.
Amos Ryerson Clark, seventy-three, a resident here thirty-four years and an employee of the O & W Railroad, for more than thirty years, died early today at his home, 313 East Main street, after a brief illness. Mr. Clark was born in Denton April twenty-seventh, 1871, a son of Jeremiah and Harriet Ogden Clark. He was married to Irene Frances Carpenter in Goshen. He was a member of Middletown Tent of the Maccabees. Besides his wife he leaves two sons, Pfc. David S. Clark, stationed at Ester Field, La., and Corporal George H. Clark, somewhere in Germany; a grandson, David S. Clark, Jr., of Middletown; a twin brother, Frank E. Clark of Newark, N. J.; a sister, Mrs. George B. Hewitt of Middletown, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements await the arrival of Private Clark from Louisiana.
Published in the Middletown Times Herald, Middletown, NY, Feb. 16, 1945:
INSIDE OUT By the Observer The death of Amos Clark of East Main Street ended a remarkable twinship record shared for many years by Middletown and Goshen. Until a few weeks ago there were the Owen twins and the Clark twins, all men and all well past three-score years, equally divided between the two communities. That is, one Owen and one Clark lived in each place. When W. Augustus Owen fell ill last Fall, his twin brother, G. Festus Owen, of Middletown, went to Goshen to shave and cheer him. They were eighty-five. Augustus Owen died in December. Amos Clark was seventy-three, and neighbors knew him as a tireless and meticulous gardner in addition to his work on a late afternoon and night shift at the O & W yards. Where Amos Clark was there was always flowers blooming.