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Biography of Isaac Clinton Clark

ISAAC CLINTON CLARK. It gives us no little pleasure to be able to present our readers with a short biography of a Carter County boy. When starting in life it is a serious question if it is not better for a young man to begin at the bottom and depend entirely upon his own efforts to get along in the world. Isaac Clinton Clark, who is one of the successful farmers and stockraisers of Carter County, has accumulated all his property by his own efforts, thanks to a sturdy, honest and industrious ancestry from whom he inherited those characteristics. He first saw the light in Carter County, Missouri, in 1857, and he is the son of Washington and Susan (Baker) Clark, natives, respectively, of Indiana and Missouri. The senior Clark was probably born about the year 1824, and about 1846 he came with his parents to Missouri, they having started for the Lone Star State. When near the Current River in Carter County they learned that the river was impassable, and they stopped at the farm house of Nathaniel Baker, who also carried on a store. While there the son, Washington Clark, became attached to Miss Susan, one of Mr. Baker’s daughters and soon after married her. After this Mr. and Mrs. Clark abandoned the Texas trip, but moved around in different counties for some time, and finally settled in Carter County, where they remained for twenty years. Later Mr. Clark went to Shannon County, where his death occurred in 1890. He was an honest, industrious man, and for many years was a consistent member of the Methodist Church....

Biography of O. L. Munger

O. L. MUNGER. Special adaptability to any particular calling in life is the one necessary adjunct to permanent success. No matter the vim and determination which characterizes a man’s start in business, unless he is to the manner born, he will find to his sorrow that his lines have been falsely cast, and the quicker he draws back and takes up another calling the better it will be for him. O. L. Munger, editor and proprietor of the Current Local, published at Van Buren, Carter County, Missouri, has made no mistake in his calling. His paper is bright and interesting, and fills a long-felt want, it being the only one published in the county. It was established in 1884 by William H. Paevers, and for the past three years Mr. Munger has had an interest in the paper. In 1893 he took control and became owner. Mr. Munger came originally from Reynolds County, Missouri, his birth occurring March 23, 1865, and he is a son of Francis and Mary (Parks) Munger. Our subject’s grand-father, Marvin Munger, was of English descent, and a native of the State of New York. About the year 1818 he came from the East to Missouri, and settled in what was known as Belleview Valley, making his home at the head-waters of Black River, now in Reynolds County, where he was one of the very earliest settlers. He delighted in hunting and was a prominent pioneer. At an early day he was sheriff and collector of Ripley County, and was one of the prominent men, taking a leading part in all enterprises for the good...

Biography of George T. Lee

GEORGE T. LEE. It is a pleasure and a privilege to record the character and enterprise of men of business who, on account of their long tenure and extensive operations, comprise almost a history of the business in which they are engaged. Of such men it is unnecessary to speak in words of colored praise. By their acts ye shall know them.” Their very existence is emphatic evi-dence of the honorable position they occupy and the long course of just dealing that they have pursued. A gentleman in mind is George T. Lee, who was born in Jefferson County, Missouri, February 22, 1844, a son of Giles and Ary (Graham) Lee. Giles Lee was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, on March 10, 1796, and he was a son of John Lee, who came to this country from England in early times. The Great-grandfather Lee was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Giles Lee was reared in Virginia and came to Missouri in 1819, settling on the Mississippi River. There he passed the remainder of his days engaged in farming and tanning, his death occurring in 1880. His wife was a native of Jefferson County, Missouri, born on Big River in 1827, and she was a daughter of one of the early pioneers who came from Kentucky. Three children were given them: James W., George T. and Margaret V. William died in Wayne County, and Margaret married and in Wayne County. On the old home farm in Jefferson County our subject passed his youthful days, assisting on the same and attending the common schools. Later he entered the Western College...

Biography of Charles Jacob Sloop

C. J. Sloop. In January, 1909, Mr. Sloop was admitted to the bar at Topeka, Kansas, and on July 12th of that year moved to Independence. Since then he has been steadily building up a reputation as a sound and safe counselor and as one who can be trusted with the skillful handling of all important interests entrusted to him, whether in civil or criminal law. A native of Missouri, Charles Jacob Sloop was born at Queen City, December 10, 1878. His father John B. Sloop was born in Schuyler County, Missouri, November 16, 1845, and he spent his active life there as a farmer and also bought and shipped stock on a large scale. In 1861 he enlisted in a Missouri regiment and in a company commanded by A. J. Smith, and was in the Union army throughout the war. He was once wounded. He was in the battle of Shiloh, siege of Corinth, Meriden raid, through the Vicksburg campaign, participated in the bloody battle of Tupelo, Mississippi, and followed General Sherman on the march to the sea. After the war he returned to Missouri, and took up farming, which engaged his energies until his death at Queen City in October 1906. He served many years on the school board, and was a member of the board of deacons and a trustee of the Lutheran Church. Politically he was a republican and was a member of the Masonic fraternity. He married Mary Anna Miller, who was of German ancestry. She was born in Franklin County, Ohio, August 30, 1849, and now resides at Queen City, Missouri. Her children...
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