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Edward F. Clark
Born April 4, 1822
EDWARD F. CLARK, proprietor Waverly House, Anamosa; is a native of Hampshire Co., Mass., and was born April 4, 1822; when 21 years of age, he came West to Illinois, and was engaged in the mercantile business and grain business in Stephenson and Jo Daviess Cos. until 1867, when he came to Jones Co.; he bought a stock of goods and engaged in mercantile business in Anamosa, and continued until three years ago; he owns the Waverly House property, the oldest hotel here. He held the office of Postmaster for many years, both in Stephenson and Jo Daviess Cos., 111. He married Miss Eliza A. Shaw, from Allegany Co., N.Y., in 1849; they have eight children—Edwin F., Mary, Eneas L., Leslie, Mittie A,, Theodore, Fred and Carrie.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 551.


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