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Across The Fence: Charles Badger Clark


Charles Badger Clark Jr. was born on the first day of January 1883, the youngest of four children born to Charles Badger Clark Sr. and Mary Ellen Cleaver. Charles Sr. had joined the 25th Iowa Infantry at the outbreak of the Civil War and was seriously wounded at Vicksburg. After his discharge from the service, Charles entered Iowa Wesleyan University in Mount Pleasant and began his Methodist ministry in 1864. Charles Badger Clark Sr. and Mary Ellen were married in Mount Pleasant, Iowa in 1865. Mrs. Clark was the perfect preachers wife and supported Reverend Clark's ministry while tending hi...

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