Clarke, Eleazar (1811-1889)

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Clarke, Eleazar (1811-1889)

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1811-1889

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Eleazar Clarke (spelled also "Clark") was born in 1811 in Stanstead to Eleazar Clark and Sarah Brown, who were originally from New Hampshire and settled in Stanstead in 1810. Eleazar Clark married Miranda Haskell (1812-1910) on 14 June 1835 in Lennoxville. Together they had eight children: Helen Maria (1836-1909), Edward Henry (b. 1837), Sarah Louisa (1839-1902), Henrietta (b. 1842), Isabella (b. 1845), Francis Rebecca (b. 1848), Ernest Frederick (1855-1855), and Carrie Ernestine (1858-1936). During his professional career, Clark was the High Constable of the District of St. Francis, Justice of the Peace and Inspector of Weights and Measures, a prominent businessman, as well as served as counselor for Sherbrooke for a number of years and was elected mayor in 1876 and 1877. In particular, he was well-regarded for his work in catching counterfeiters. Clark was also a member of the Freemasons Victoria Lodge. He was Minnie Hallowell Bowen's grandfather. He died the 28 June 1889 and is buried at the St. Peter Cemetery in Sherbrooke.

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Coté, Gérard. "Clark, Rue." Ville de Sherbrooke. http://www.ville.sherbrooke.qc.ca/fileadmin/fichiers/Toponymie/C/Clark.pdf. Accessed 4 May 2015.

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