Bio: Calkins, Clark (1869 - 1940)



Surnames: Calkins, Whipple, Sparks, Ellis


----Source: Researched by Lani Bartelt, 1895, 1900 & 1905 State Census

Clark Calkins was born on 12 Aug 1869 in Sullivan County, NY and was the son of Isaiah & Phoebe (Whipple) Calkins.  Isaiah, the son of Martin Luther and Hannah Calkins, was born 1830 in New York.  Nine years later (1939), Phoebe was also born the Empire State.


Clark earned his living selling General Merchandise, Flour, Feed, Groceries and Shelf Hardware. He died on 11 May 1940.  In 1894 he married Emily Sparks, daughter of Thomas & Bloomy (Ellis) Sparks. Emily was born on 28 Aug 1876 and died in 1968.  Clark & Emily had a son, Donald who died as an infant in 1908.


Note: Sullivan County is in the southern part of New York State, southeast of Binghamton and southwest of Albany. It is separated from Pennsylvania along its southwest boundary by the Delaware River.  The county, which starts about 75 miles northwest of New York City, is in the Catskill Mountains. Its northeastern corner is within the Catskill Park.

This family is buried in the Sherwood Twp. Cemetery, Clark Co. WI.


Family Notes


Isaiah Calkins married Phoebe Whipple in New York.  He was the son of Martin Luther & Hannah Calkins.  Isaiah and Phoebe had 3 sons: Clark (b. 12 Aug 1869, Sullivan Co., NY), George (b. 1857, NY) and Washington (b. 1859, NY)


1900 Federal Census, ED 26 Sherwood Forest & Lynn towns, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 1, family 5.

Clark Calkins, white, married (6 yrs.) male
Father's Birthplace: New York
Years Married: 6
Marriage Year (Estimated): 1894

Household Members
Head Thomas Sparks M 55 (Jul 1845) New York, parents b. NY
Wife Bloomy A Sparks F 50 (Aug 1850) Wisconsin, parents b. NY, mother of 9 children, 7 living
Son Jesse T Sparks M 22 (Jun 1878) Wisconsin
Son George Sparks M 20 (Sep 1880) Wisconsin
Son Arthur Sparks M 17 (Oct 1883) Wisconsin
Daughter Sylvia H Sparks F 12 (Sep 1888) Wisconsin
Father-in-law Stillman Ellis M 72 (Mar 1828) New York
Son-in-law Clark Calkins M 31 (Aug 1869) New York
Daughter Emily E Calkins F 27 (Aug 1873) Wisconsin, mother of 4 children - 4 living
Granddaughter Jennie Calkins F 5 (May 1895) Wisconsin
Granddaughter Maud J Calkins F 4 (Mar 1896) Wisconsin
Grandson Isaiah W Calkins M 2 (Apr 1898) Wisconsin
Grandson Ward C Calkins M 0 (Jan 1900) Wisconsin




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