US Con -Clarke, Sidney - U.S. Congressman, KS

Sidney Clarke:
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Born: October 16, 1831
Birthplace: Southbridge Massachusetts
Father: Joseph Clark Sr. 1786 – 1866
(Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery Southbridge Massachusetts)
Mother: Sally Heath 1789 – 1867
(Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery Southbridge Massachusetts)

1st​ Wife: Susan Clara Pratt 1836 – 1856
(Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery Southbridge Massachusetts)

2nd​ Wife: Henrietta Ross 1835 – 1873
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery Lawrence Kansas)

3rd​ Wife: Dora Goulding 1857 – 1904
(Buried: Fairlawn Cemetery Oklahoma City Oklahoma)

Children:
Clara Clark 1856 – 1857
(Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery Southbridge Massachusetts)
Sidney Ross Clarke Sr. 1860 – 1951
(Buried: Fairview Cemetery Shawnee Oklahoma)
George Lincoln Clarke 1862 – 1892
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery Lawrence Kansas)


Political Party: Republican Party


Occupation before War:

Publisher of Southbridge Press in Southbridge Massachusetts
1859: Settled in Lawrence Kansas

Civil War Career:
Served as a Volunteer in the Union Army
Assistant Adjutant General of Union Army Volunteers
Captain & Assistant Provost Marshal General for Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Dakota Territory.
1865 – 1871: United States Congressman from Kansas
1865 – 1869: Member of House Indian Affairs Committee
1865 – 1869: Member of House Pacific Railroad Committee

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1871: United States Congressman from Kansas
1865 – 1869: Member of House Indian Affairs Committee
1865 – 1869: Member of House Pacific Railroad Committee
1869 – 1871: Chairman of House Indian Affairs Committee
1869 – 1871: Member of House Militia Committee
1870: Unsuccessful Candidate for reelection to U.S. Congress
1879: Speaker of Kansas State House of Representatives
Railroad Builder in Oklahoma City Oklahoma
1891: Chairman of Oklahoma Statehood Executive Committee
1898 – 1902: Member of Oklahoma Territorial Council

Died:
June 18, 1909
Place of Death: Oklahoma City Oklahoma
Age at time of Death: 77 years old
Burial Place: Fairlawn Cemetery Oklahoma City Oklahoma

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