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CLARK, John D.

Author: The History of Florida:  Past & Present, The Lewis Publishing Co., 1923,  Vol. III pg.336

CLARK, JOHN D. has been closely associated with the business and the
civic interests of Bartow for a period of twenty years. His longest service
in business affairs has been as manager of the Crystal Ice Company.
Mr. CLARK was born at Live Oak, Florida, March 15, 1885, son of W. W.
and SUDIE B. (HAMBY) CLARK, the former a native of Hendersonville, Kentucky,
and the latter of North Carolina. JOHN D. CLARK was reared and educated at
Bartow, and after leaving public school his first duties were as station agent
of the Southern Railway. He did that work at Bartow for three years, and
since then for a period of sixteen years has been manager of the Crystal Ice
Company, and has been largely responsible for the splendid business and
service developed by that organization.
He has worked with both civic and business organizations for the
common welfare, has served as chairman of the public utility committee, as a
member of the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, is an Elk and a Presbyterian.
On April 30, 1906, Mr. CLARK married Miss LAURA BELLE MANGE, of Fort
Myers, Florida. They have three children, JOHN D., Jr., W. W. and RICHARD.
Mrs. CLARK is active socially, and has been an officer of the Bartow Women’s
Club.
Pesented by Nancy Rayburn

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