91st PA: William J Clark

William J Clark

Before the war

He was born in January 1841, to John and Catharine Clark (10, 13; 2 (20 in 1861), 6, 9 [39 in 1880], 10 [59 in 1900], 11 [69 in 1910], 13 [73 at death in 1914]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 9, 10, 11, 13).

When he enlisted, his occupation was coach trim [?] (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 3-1/2 inches tall, had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and dark hair (2).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 August 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for three years (1, 2, 6, 7). He was enlisted by Captain Lentz, and mustered into service by Colonel Reiff (2). He was a private, in company E (1, 14).

He was wounded on 13 December 1862 at Fredericksburg, Virginia (1). [(2) had 9 December, but the battle hadn't begun on the 9th.]

He was discharged at US General Hospital, Christian Street, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, on 24 March 1863 on surgeon's certificate of disability, because he had lost part of his hand (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 [4 [?] Dec 1865]) He was a private, in company E (14).

After the war

In 1862/63, he married Isabella [unknown family name] (10, 11). In 1900, she reported having had 11 children, 5 of whom were alive; in 1910 she reported having had 10 children, 5 of whom were alive (10, 11).

On 23 October 1865, he applied successfully for a pension (8, 12).

In 1880, he was living at 923 Radley [?] Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Isabella, and children Louisa, John, and James (9). He was a gardener (9).

In 1890, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). The first finger and thumb of his right hand had been shot off, and he was suffering with a rupture and with bleeding piles (7).

In 1900, he was living at 7 Carswell Place, ward 2, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Isabella, and children John, James, William, Orlando, and George (10). He was a gardener (10).

On 13 March 1907, he again applied for a pension (12).

In 1910, he was living at 111 Carlswell Place (rear of Marshall) (11). He was living with his wife Isabella, and children John, James, Andrew, and George, along with his granddaughter Isabella (11). He was not working (11).

On 23 July 1914, he died, of chronic parenchymatous nephritis [?] (6 months duration), at 1021 East Moyamensing Avenue, 2nd ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12, 13). He was retired (13). On 27 July 1914, he was buried, at Lafayette Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13).

On 4 August 1914, his widow, Isabella Clark, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 12).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 descriptive roll, company E, entry 26 (William Clark)

3 register of men transferred, company E, crossed-out entry between entries 14 and 15

4 company E, register of men discharged, number 37 (William Clark)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 28 September 1863 (Private W Clark)

6 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 24 May 2004 (William Clark)

7 1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 48, page 2 (image 225 on Ancestry), line 25 (William J Clark)

8 pension index, by name (William J Clark)

9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 23, microfilm series T9, film 1167, page 359 = 17 A handwritten (William J Clark)

10 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 2, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 46, microfilm series T623, film 1452, page 5 = 5 B handwritten (Wm J Clark)

11 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 2, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 38, microfilm series T624, film 1386, page 245 = 8 A handwritten (William J Clark)

12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (William J Clark)

13 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 23 July 1914, #17970 (William J Clark)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Clark)

Display



William J Clark in the 91st PA database

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 23, microfilm series T9, film 1167, page 359 = 17 A handwritten]
line2122232425
street nameRadley [?] Street
house number923    
dwelling visit #144    
family visit #155    
nameClark, William J" Isabella" Louisa C." John C." James
colorWWWWW
sexMFFMM
age39331451
month born if born in year     
relationship WifedaughterSonSon
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationGardenerKeeping house   
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year     
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia
father's birthplacePhiladaGermanyPhiladaPhiladaPhilada
mother's birthplacePhiladaGermanyPhiladaPhiladaPhilada

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 United States census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 48, page 2 (image 225 on Ancestry), line 25]
[line] 25
[house] 151
[family] 160
[name] William J Clark
[rank] Private
[company] E
[unit] 91 Pa Vols
[enlistment date] 20 Aug 1861
[discharge date] 4 [?] Dec 1865
[length of service] 4 years 6 [sic] months, [blank] days
[post office address] " " " [sc. Philada Pa]
[disability incurred] First finger + thumb shot off right hand
[remarks] suffering with rupture + bleeding piles

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 2, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 46, microfilm series T623, film 1452, page 5 = 5 B handwritten]
line82838485868788
streetCarswell Place
house number7      
dwelling number72      
family number94      
nameClark Wm J" Isabella" John" James" William J" Orlanda [sic]" George
relationshipHeadWifeSonSonSonSonSon
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFMMMMM
birth dateJan 1841Apr 1847Apr 1875Jan 1880Dec 1882Jan 1885Feb 1888
age59532520171512
married?MMSSSSS
# years married3737     
mother of how many children? 11     
# of children living 5     
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
immigration year       
# years in USA       
naturalized citizen?       
occupationGardener Huckster"Lithographer"At School
# months not employed4 221  
# months in school      9
can readYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
owned/rentedR      
free or mortgaged       
farm/houseH      
# of farm schedule       

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 2, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 38, microfilm series T624, film 1386, page 245 = 8 A handwritten]
line2345678
streetCarlswell Place Rear of Marshall
house nr1111 Room 2      
dwelling nr99      
family nr130      
nameClark William J- Isabella- John - James- Andrew- George- Isabella
relationshipHeadWifeSonSonSonSonGranddaughter
sexMFMMMMF
colorWWWWWWW
age69573529242210
marital statusM1M1SM1SSS
#years present marriage4646 11   
mother of # children 10     
mother of # living children 5     
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaGer GermanyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaGer GermanyPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated       
naturalized/alien       
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationnonenoneLaborerHucksterLongshoremanDriverNone
nature of industry etc.  odd job [sic]FruitPierLumberyard 
employer etc.  WWWW 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?       
# weeks out of work 1909       
can readyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09      yes
owned/rentedR      
owned free or mortagaged       
farm/houseH      
nr on farm schedule       
civil war vet       
blind       
deaf & dumb       

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 21 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Clark, William
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 23 July 1914, #17970, William J Clark]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

CERTIFICATE OF DEATH.
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS.
File No. [blank]
Registered No. 17970
Registration District No. 1.
Primary Registration District No. [blank]
1. PLACE OF DEATH.
County of PHILADELPHIA,
City of PHILADELPHIA.
(No. 1021 E Moyamensing Ave 2nd Ward.)
2. FULL NAME William J. Clark.
PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX Male
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Married
6. DATE OF BIRTH [blank] 1841
7. AGE 73 yrs [blank]
8. OCCUPATION Retired
9. BIRTHPLACE Philada
10. NAME OF FATHER Jno
11. BIRHPLACE OF FATHER " [presumably Philada]
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Catharine
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER " [?] [presumably Philada]
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.
(Informant) Mrs W J Clark
(Address) 1021 E. Moyamensing Ave
15. Filed [illegible] Neva R. Deardorff Local Registrar.

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH July 23 1914
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from April 29 1914, to July 23 1914, that I last saw him alive on July 23 1914, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 8.00 P.M.
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows: Chronic parenchymatous nephritis [?]
(Duration) [blank] yrs. 6 mos. [blank] ds.
Contributory [blank]
(Signed) Theodore F. Rumbacher M.D.
July 24 1914 (Address) 1411 E Moyamensing [?] Ave
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (FOR TRANSIENTS OR RECENT RESIDENTS). [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Lafayette
DATE OF BURIAL 7/27 1914
20. UNDERTAKER J Roberts [?]
ADDRESS 1430 [?] S 3 [?]

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