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Mrs. Eliza T. Clark is a native of Jefferson County, Mo., and was born
in Herculaneum July 23, 1814.  She is a daughter of Elisha and Phoebe
(Gale) Ellis, natives, respectively, of Georgia and New York.  On the 
8th of June, 1842, she was united in marriage to Dr. William E. Clark,
deceased.  They were the parents of one child, Edward Clayton, who was
born October 8, 1843 and died September 9, 1844. Dr. Clark died January
23, 1865.  Mrs. Clark has always been a resident of Jefferson County, 
and is one of the few who survive the hardships of pioneer life in the 
then Far West.  After the death of her husband she disposed of their 
property, reserving ten acres, on which she has built a comfortable
residence, and is now living a quiet, retired life.  She is a
member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and a devout Christian lady.