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Biography of a PA soldier, Samuel Clark

Samuel S., son of Griffith T. and Sophia (Sheffler) Clark, was born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, January 30, 1866. He was educated in the public schools, and after completing his years of study served an apprenticeship of five years with A. J. Case and learned the trade of harnessmaker. He then spent five years with the Connellsville Electric Company, becoming an electrical engineer. For three years he worked at steam fitting with the Connellsville Brewing Company, which brings him to the time of the Spanish-American war.

He enlisted in Company D, Tenth Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard, as sergeant, and with his regiment was Mustered In to the service of the United States in 1898. The Tenth was sent to the Philippines, but Sergeant,Clark was detached and sent back to the United States as a recruiting officer. He formed a company which he took to the Sandwich Islands, being for ten weeks acting captain of the company. He then continued with them to Manila and served with the Tenth during the Aguinaldo insurrection, being in two engagements with the "Little brown men." He returned to the United States with the Tenth and was mustered out at San Francisco, August 20, 1899.


Source: Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Genealogical and Personal History , John W. Jordan and James Hadden. Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County Pennsylvania, Volumes I-II. New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912.






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