Henshaw's Battery, Illinois Volunteer Light Artillery

Darwin I. Clark is shown here with his son, Guy DeLoss Clark (right), Grandson, Melvin LaVerne Clark (center), and Gr-Grandson, Dean LaVerne Clark (on lap).

Darwin I. Clark was born in Cherry Valley, Ashtabula County, Ohio, February 25th, 1844 and passed away at his home in Creston, nebraska, may 13th, 1920, at the age of seventy-six years, two months, and eighteen days.

He spent the first few years of his life near Cherry Valley, Ohio, and when only nine years of age his parents emigrated to Ottowa, Illinois. He was only sixteen years of age at the outbreak of the War of the Rebellion, but succeeded in enlisting on September 9th, 1862, to serve for three years or the duration of the war. On the 3rd day of December 1862, he was mustered into the service at Ottowa, Illinois, as a private of Henshaw's Battery Illinois Volunteer Light Artillery.

Darwin I. Clark took part in all the engagements of this battery and rendered faithful and meritorous service to his country at all times.

At the close of the war he returned to his home near marsailles, Illinois, where he united in marriage to Frances R. Westcott, September 10th, 1867. From this union were born seven children, viz: Correnne, Guy D., Amber M., Violet I., Kittie M., Nellie R., and Herbert L.

Submitted by Elizabeth Ann Clark Horne, gr-gr-granddaughter of Darwin I. Clark

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