Franklin Emerson Clark
b.27 APR 1871 Denton, Orange, NY
m. 3 JUL 1861
m. ABT 1891
Facts and Events
In the Paterson 1892-93 directory, Frank E. Clark resided at 38 Godwin and was employed as an undertaker. He was still an undertaker 1895-96 but his home address had changed to 22 Main. In 1896-97, he had relocated his home to 8 Bank St. in Paterson. While still living at 8 Bank St. in 1899, he had changed his occupation to butcher. 1900 found Frank E. Clark again involved in the undertaking business but by 1901 he switched professions to become a butcher once more. He was working as a clerk at 62 Bridge in 1907 with his home being 51 Hamilton Avenue. According to the Paterson, New Jersey city directory, Frank E. Clark moved to Middletown, New York in 1909.
Frank E. Clark's home in Middletown, NY was located at 84 Prospect Avenue. While in Middletown, he worked as a butcher. He had his own meat market at 127 North Street in 1910. In 1915, his niece, Viola Wilson, was living in his home. Viola and Frank E. were both residing with Frank's sister, Lillian (Clark) Hewitt and her family at 24 Grand Avenue in Middletown in 1925. Frank E. Clark became a widow for a 2nd time in October 1924. Frank E. and Mary A. Clark were included in the 1924 Middletown city directory but by 1930, a Grace W. Clark began appearing in the directories with Frank E. Clark. His name was not included in the 1941 Middletown city directory.
Orange County Times-Press, Middletown, New York, page 1
HOUSE BURNS WHILE MEN ARE IN COURT
George and Harvey Potter are Made Homeless Sunday Afternoon MISSING CHICKENS Samuel Davis is Thought to Have Stolen Fourteen from Market's Display--Young Potter to Be a Witness Against Him Before Frank E. Clark, the marketman of 127 North street, closed his store Saturday night, about 10:20, he went out in front to bring in some fine chickens that had been displayed there, and discovered that fourteen of them were gone. The police were notified, and on Sunday morning Officer Wilson arrested Samuel Davis, of this city, who was trying to sell some chickens on Cottage street. When he was brought to headquarters he claimed he knew nothing, whatsoever, of the chickens that had been stolen, but said that he passed the night with George Potter at his home near Scotchtown. Officers Roth and Dayton were sent to Scotchtown and searched the home of Mr. Potter, where they found a piece of a bag that corresponded with that in which Samuel Davis was carrying the chickens he was trying to sell. They brought Potter and his son, Harvey, to this city and while here their home burned down. This morning Davis was arraigned before the recorder to answer to the charge preferred by Mr. Clark. He pleaded not guilty and demanded a trial, which was set down for 1:30 this afternoon. Harvey Potter was then arraigned and also pleaded not guilty. The recorder discharged him on his own recognizance to appear as a witness against Davis. The Potter home which was burned was located about one mile below Scotchtown. Before the flames could be gotten under control, the house had been destroyed. The property was owned by Mrs. John W. Brown, of 58 Wisner avenue.
Middletown, N. Y. Daily Times-Press, Thursday, August 12, 1926
An advertisement appeared
Markovits Brothers 85 Academy Avenue Phone 147 Special Announcement of the Grand Opening of our own Meat Market Under the management of Frank E. Clark This Saturday, August 14th Watch Friday's paper for special prices on meats and groceries
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.
Middletown Times Herald, Middletown, New York, Monday, April 28, 1941, page 7
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.