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From: "Jack Clerkin" <>
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] unsubscribe
Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 01:23:19 -0400


 unsubscribe ion without &gt; opposition for his first term. &gt; &gt; Wanted to Aid Sons:After 20 years in the assessor's office, Mr. Clark &gt; announced his decision not to stand for reelection. Then 63, he said he &gt; believed that it was time to give his sons the same guidance in real estate &gt; business that he received from his father. &gt; &gt; His grandfather, an Irish immigrant also named John S. Clark, paused briefly &gt; in Chicago in 1846 when he came from New York in a covered wagon train and &gt; settled in Arcadia, Wis. When his grandfather enlisted in the Union army at &gt; the outbreak of the Civil war, the future assessor's father, John S. Clark &gt; Jr., moved to Chicago. &gt; &gt; Mr. Clark's father established the real estate firm in 1889 and pioneered in &gt; the development of west and northwest side acreage. The father was one of &gt; the first aldermen elected from the Austin district and later served in the &gt; state legislature. &gt; &gt; Was Y!
oungest Alderman:Mr. Clark was graduated from St. Ignatius college and &gt; attended the Illinois College of Law. He was 25 when first elected to the &gt; city council and was the youngest alderman at that time. &gt; &gt; He leaves his widow, Ita, and three sons, John S. Jr., Don D., and William &gt; G., who is a House Democratic majority leader and the Democratic &gt; organization's choice for nominee for Illinois attorney general. &gt; &gt; Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Resurrection church, 5072 Jackson &gt; blvd. &gt; &gt; PHOTO CAPTION: Mr. Clark Record Number: 19600120ob014 &gt; &gt; Copyright 1960, Chicago Tribune. For permission to reprint, contact Chicago &gt; Tribune. &gt; &gt; &gt; -----Original Message----- &gt; From: &gt; [mailto:] On Behalf Of Kathy &amp; Pete &gt; DYER &gt; Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 1:46 PM &gt; To: &gt; Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHI!
CAGO] diocese &gt; &gt; Is there a website for the Diocese of Chicago?
I found a marriage record of &gt; for John S. Clark and Delia Pierce in 1885 which lists the priest Father &gt; Kuppens but doesn't give the church. If I knew the church I could look for &gt; relatives as this Clark family is totally lost to my family. Thanks Kathy &gt; Dyer &gt; &gt; ------------------------------- &gt; To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to &gt; with the word 'unsubscribe' without &gt; the quotes in the subject and the body of the message &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; ------------------------------ &gt; &gt; Message: 6 &gt; Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 17:35:41 -0500 &gt; From: Nan Brennan < />&gt; Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] John S Clark &gt; To: &gt; Message-ID: < />&gt; Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed &gt; &gt; What a wonderful obit! &gt; &gt; On May 14, 2007, at 3:14 PM!
, < />&gt; < />wrote: &gt; &gt; &gt; Kathy, I checked Tribune Archives and found this lengthy obit. As &gt; &gt; you read &gt; &gt; near the bottom, this John S Clark's father &amp; grandfather are also &gt; &gt; mentioned. Looks like your 'John' may have lived in Arcadia, WI w/ &gt; &gt; his father &gt; &gt; before heading to Chicago. Maybe a link? Note the photo mention also. &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Hope this is a connection to your line. Wish we all could have this &gt; &gt; kind of &gt; &gt; luck ;) &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; 1960-01-20 Chicago Tribune (IL) &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; JOHN S. CLARK, ASSESSOR FOR 20 YEARS &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Democrat Leader Was Also Realtor &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; John S. Clark, 69, Democratic leader and former Cook county &gt; &gt; assessor for 20 &gt; &gt; years, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Columbus Memorial hospital. He &gt; &gt; entered the &gt; &gt; hospital Christmas eve for observation. &gt; &gt; &gt; &g!
t; Mr. Clark, who lived at 4856 Jackson blvd., retired from public &gt
; &gt; life in 1954 &gt; &gt; after his long career as the county's first one-man assessor. He &gt; &gt; continued, &gt; &gt; however, as head of John S. Clark &amp; Sons, 211 S. Cicero av., a real &gt; &gt; estate &gt; &gt; and home building firm. &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Member of Council:In 38 years of public life, he also served as a &gt; &gt; member of &gt; &gt; the city council from 1917 to 1934, representing the west side 30th &gt; &gt; ward. &gt; &gt; For many years, he also was Democratic committeeman of that ward. &gt; &gt; He often &gt; &gt; was mentioned as &quot;mayor material.&quot; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Always considered a good vote-getter, he first was mentioned as a &gt; &gt; mayoral &gt; &gt; possibility as the Democrats began preparing for the election of &gt; &gt; 1931, but &gt; &gt; he stepped aside for the late Anton J. Cermak. &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Mr. Clark was chairman of the city council's finance committee when &gt; &gt; Mayor &gt; &gt; Cermak was fatally w!
ounded Feb. 15, 1933, in Miami, Fla., by an &gt; &gt; assassin's &gt; &gt; bullet believed to be meant for the late President Franklin D. &gt; &gt; Roosevelt. &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Kelly Gets Post:At that time, Mr. Clark appeared to be the alderman &gt; &gt; most &gt; &gt; likely to be elected mayor to succeed Cermak, but the council &gt; &gt; instead voted &gt; &gt; the city's chief executive's position to the late Edward J. Kelly. &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; In 1934, he became the first assessor to be elected after a three &gt; &gt; man board &gt; &gt; of assessors had been abolished. His first major action was the &gt; &gt; drafting and &gt; &gt; adoption of a real estate manual for the evaluation of land and &gt; &gt; buildings. &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; In 1947, he again was mentioned in Democratic party circles as a &gt; &gt; potential &gt; &gt; candidate for mayor, but he stepped aside, this time leaving the &gt; &gt; way open &gt; &gt; for former Mayor Martin H. Kennelly to get the!
Democratic &gt; &gt; nomination without &gt; &gt; opposition for his
first term. &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Wanted to Aid Sons:After 20 years in the assessor's office, Mr. Clark &gt; &gt; announced his decision not to stand for reelection. Then 63, he &gt; &gt; said he &gt; &gt; believed that it was time to give his sons the same guidance in &gt; &gt; real estate &gt; &gt; business that he received from his father. &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; His grandfather, an Irish immigrant also named John S. Clark, &gt; &gt; paused briefly &gt; &gt; in Chicago in 1846 when he came from New York in a covered wagon &gt; &gt; train and &gt; &gt; settled in Arcadia, Wis. When his grandfather enlisted in the Union &gt; &gt; army at &gt; &gt; the outbreak of the Civil war, the future assessor's father, John &gt; &gt; S. Clark &gt; &gt; Jr., moved to Chicago. &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Mr. Clark's father established the real estate firm in 1889 and &gt; &gt; pioneered in &gt; &gt; the development of west and northwest side acreage. The father was &gt; &gt; one of &gt; &gt; the first!
aldermen elected from the Austin district and later &gt; &gt; served in the &gt; &gt; state legislature. &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Was Youngest Alderman:Mr. Clark was graduated from St. Ignatius &gt; &gt; college and &gt; &gt; attended the Illinois College of Law. He was 25 when first elected &gt; &gt; to the &gt; &gt; city council and was the youngest alderman at that time. &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; He leaves his widow, Ita, and three sons, John S. Jr., Don D., and &gt; &gt; William &gt; &gt; G., who is a House Democratic majority leader and the Democratic &gt; &gt; organization's choice for nominee for Illinois attorney general. &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Resurrection church, &gt; &gt; 5072 Jackson &gt; &gt; blvd. &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; PHOTO CAPTION: Mr. Clark Record Number: 19600120ob014 &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Copyright 1960, Chicago Tribune. For permission to reprint, contact &gt; &gt; Chicago &gt; &gt; Tribune. &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; -----Ori!
ginal Message----- &gt; &gt; From:
om &gt; &gt; [mailto:] On Behalf Of Kathy &amp; &gt; &gt; Pete &gt; &gt; DYER &gt; &gt; Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 1:46 PM &gt; &gt; To: &gt; &gt; Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] diocese &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Is there a website for the Diocese of Chicago? I found a marriage &gt; &gt; record of &gt; &gt; for John S. Clark and Delia Pierce in 1885 which lists the priest &gt; &gt; Father &gt; &gt; Kuppens but doesn't give the church. If I knew the church I could &gt; &gt; look for &gt; &gt; relatives as this Clark family is totally lost to my family. Thanks &gt; &gt; Kathy &gt; &gt; Dyer &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; ------------------------------- &gt; &gt; To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to &gt; &gt; with the word 'unsubscribe' &gt; &gt; without &gt; &gt; the quotes in the subject and the body of the message &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; ------------------------------- !
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