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Sterling P. Clark
TERLING P. CLARK is
a native of Tarrant
County and has resided
buis within its bounds for
practically all of his
active business and political
life. He was born in 1861 in
the northern part of the county on
the ranch to which his father had
moved after first settling at Birdville,
then the county seat. His
father, Pressley H. Clark, and his
mother, Jane Johnson Clark, were
both born in Hopkinsville, Ky., coming
to Texas in 1856 by wagon train.
Pressley Clark was once captured
by Indians and Sterling P. Clark
was chased by them as a boy, but
made good his escape. He received
only such education as was possible
in those pioneer days, but gained a
large practical experience. When he
was 21 he opened a drug store at
Keller, but the confinement injured
his health and he entered the cattle
business, ranching in Tarrant, Runnells
and Hemphill counties. Later
he became vice-president of the
North Texas Live Stock Commission
Company and later assistant general
manager Cassidy-Southwestern Live
Stock Commission Company and is a
member of the Panhandle Cattle
Raisers' Association and the Texas
Cattle Raisers' Association. For
several years he served as deputy _
sheriff and in 1896 was elected
Sheriff and re-elected for three
terms, when he retired. During this /X
time he was president of the Texas
Sheriff's Association. Following a
period of rest and investment he established
a dry goods business, now
one of the city's largest. He
married Miss Sophia Putman, Aug.
9, 1899. They have four children,
Mabel, Sterling P. Clark, Jr., Sophia
Belle and Floy Potts. Mr. Clark is
a Mason, a Woodman and a Pythian.
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