Of the two sons who continue his honorable record in the State of Kansas, William B. was born in Knox County, Illinois, November 8, 1847. He received a public school education, lived on an Illinois farm until he was nine years of age, and after reaching manhood he identified himself with agrisulture. After spending some years as a farmer in Illinois he sold out and moved to Kansas in the spring of 1878. The first year he lived on a rented farm near Lawrence, but in the spring of 1879 moved to his present place of 160 acres which had some years before been acquired by his father.
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William B. Clark was married in Illinois to Miss Catherine A. Moore, daughter of Paul Moore, Seven of their children are still living: Nora V., Mrs. Joseph Sinel; Arda May Pearl; Lawrence C.; Lulu, Mrs. Vandever; Hazel, Mrs. Roy Kane; Edna, Mrs. Jules Mansfleld. Their three deceased children are Pauline, Dennis and Walter Henry. Mrs. Clark, the mother of these children, died April 3, 1903.