Facts and Events
Jeremiah B. Clark was exempt from military duty as of July 16, 1862 per the "Enrollment of Persons Liable to Military Duty" recorded by Enrolling Officer, Charles M. Westfall.
Jeremiah B. Clark worked as a butcher in Wawayanda, N.Y. until the 1870's. By 1880, he had relocated to Goshen, N.Y. working as a fisherman while his father was employed as a dealer in fish. His stint as a fisherman was short as he became a butcher once again establishing a meat market at 85 West Main St., Goshen. In 1889, his home was located at Ryerson Bridge per city directories. In the 1895 city directory, Jeremiah B. Clark's home is listed at West Main Street. In 1899, his home address was Goldenhill Ave. near West Main Street. In the 1905 Goshen directory, Jeremiah's meat market was located at 62 West Main Street.
In 1893 a brief business biography was published in "Goshen, Walden, & Montgomery, Their Representative Business Men and Points of Interest"; New York; Mercantile Publishing Company, 1893. Jeremiah's business interests were advertised as such:
J. B. Clark, Dealer in Beef, Veal, Mutton, Lamb and Port, No. 85 West Main Street, Goshen, N. Y. Mr. J. B. Clark claims to carry in stock everything to be found in a first-class market, and a careful inspection of the assortment he offers will prove this claim to be fully justified by the facts, for, although the premises occupied comprise one floor measuring 20 X 25 feet, there is no space wasted, and the stock is as varied as it is large. Beef, veal, mutton, lamb and pork are some of the most important commodities dealt in, and the assortment is so complete that it is safe to say the buyer who cannot be satisfied here cannot be suited anywhere. The proprietor is Mr. J. B. Clark, who is a native of this town and began this enterprise in 1885, though the business was founded in 1879 by Messrs. Ryerson & Doremus. Mr. Clark has rapidly increased his trade, for the goods are dependable, the prices low and the service prompt and accurate. The market is conveniently located at No. 85 West Main street, and is equipped with all facilites to enable operations to be carried on to the best advantage. Three competent and reliable assistants are employed, and orders filled at short notice, and no pains spared to thoroughly satisfy every customer in every way.
GOSHEN Matters and Things at the County Seat
On Sunday morning a bunch of keys was found on West Main street, which the owner can have by going to the market of J. B. Clark, and proving property.
Middletown Daily Press, Middletown, N. Y., Monday, February 13, 1893
Matters and Things at the County Seat
A pocketbook was found on Saturday which the owner can have returned by calling at the market of J. B. Clark and proving property.
Daily Argus, Middletown, N. Y., Monday, July 26, 1897, page 5, column 5
BURGLERS CAUGHT IN THE ACT Arrested by Vigilant Officer While Robbing a Goshen Meat Market (From our Goshen Correspondent) Last night an attempt was made to enter the meat market of J. B. Clark, on West Main street. Officer William Ehlers going by saw the burglers at work, and promptly captured them. Their booty consisted of forty-seven cents in money and a bologna sausage. They were arraigned before Justice Swezey, this morning, and held for the Grand Jury. One of the burglers is a negro, and gives his name and address as Hezikiah Brown, of Philiadelphia. His companion is a white man, Edward Miller, of Dayton, Ohio.
Undated newspaper clipping
GOSHEN Matters and Things at the County Seat David P. Clark has purchased of his father, J. B. Clark, the meat market business which the latter had conducted in this village for more than twenty years, and will take possession next Monday.
Obituary from 'The Independent Republican':
Jeremiah B. Clark died at his home on Golden Hill avenue, Goshen at 5:20 o'clock Thursday afternoon, after an illness of several months, aged 65 years. Mr. Clark had conducted a meat market in Goshen for nineteen years, and two years ago last April disposed of the business to his son, David P. Clark. During his long business career he had been very successful and won the respect of all who did business with him by his honest and upright methods. Deceased is survived by his wife and five children: David P., Amos R., Mrs. Adelbert Knapp, of Goshen; Mrs. George Hewitt and Frank E. Clark, of Middletown; also by five brothers and four sisters. They are Edward and Howell, of Johnson; William, of Middletown; B. R. Clark, of Goshen; Emmet, of Paterson; Mrs. Horace Space, of Paterson, and Mrs. William Frazier, who is a resident of the state of Washington. Seventeen grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon from his late home, at 2 o'clock. Rev. Dr. Moser, pastor of the Methodist Church, will conduct the service, and the remains will be interred in Pittsburgh Cemetery.
[NOTE: Jeremiah B. Clark was interred at Phillipsburgh Cemetery, Wallkill, NY]
Middletown Daily Times-Press, Monday, August 17, 1908
The funeral of Mr. Jeremiah B. Clark was held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from his late home on Golden Hill avenue. There was a large attendance. Rev. Dr. Moser conducted the services. Several selections were rendered by members of the choir of the Methodist Church. The pallbearers were Gabriel B. Jones, Silas H. Case, Isaac VanStrander, Sr., and Anson C. Gibson. Interment was in Phillipsburgh Cemetery.
A letter of administration was filed in Orange County, NY Surrogate Court by his widow, Harriet C. Clark of Goshen, NY Sept. 9, 1908. This document names Jeremiah B. Clark's surviving children as well as his deceased daughters', Minnie Fitzgerald and Grace Wilson, children.