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Transcribed biography of Myra Pinney Clark

MYRA PINNEY CLARK, daughter of the late William E. Pinney, who was one of the noted men of the northern region of Indiana and whose sketch appears elsewhere in this work, was born in Porter County, Indiana. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1904, and was united in marriage with Ainsworth Clark, who was born in Greenville, Michigan. His parents were Ethan Jackson and Alice J. (Clark) Clark, the former of whom was born in Tyrone, New York, and the latter in Altay of the same state. Both families were of early American stock. Ainsworth Clark attended the common and high schools of Kalamazoo and took one year at the Kalamazoo College; he then entered the University of Chicago, where he took his A. B. degree in 1899, and he received his L. L. B. degree from Kent College of Law. His major activities since the completion of his education have been in the banking field in Chicago. The Clarks were among the early merchants in the vicinity of Altay, New York, and were prominent in the political life of that state in the early period; one of the forebears, George Clark, served in the General Assembly of that state. On the maternal side, the name also being Clark, we find James Clark a soldier in the Revolutionary war. He possessed a rare powder horn beautifully etched which was handed down to Ainsworth Clark, who loaned it to the Chicago Historical Society. Gen. Lincoln Clark Andrews, who is now chief prohibition officer and a man of distinguished military record, is descended from the same family. Aside from his connection with the Illinois Merchants Trust Company, Mr. Clark is vice president of the Cole & Young Company, jewelers, of Chicago. Mr. Clark is a member of the Kenwood Lodge No. 800, A. F. and A. M.; the Lafayette Chapter No.2, Royal Arch; Chevalier Bayard Commandery No. 52, Oriental Consistory; Noble of the Mystic Shrine, Medinah Temple. He is also a member of the Chicago Historical Society, Union League, University Club of Chicago, South Shore Country Club, and the Quadrangle Club. He is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hyde Park Baptist Church. Mr. and Mrs. Clark have two children, Ruth, and John Marshall.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 644-645

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