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CLARK, C. N. (Fort Plain, Montgomery Co, NY, Oct. 2, 1836-Unknown). Clark, coming to Dubuque in 1857, established C. N. Clark and Company, Iowa's first pail factory. Sales reached as far west as Utah.

On April 7, 1859 the GOVERNOR'S GREYS were organized in the office of W. W. Heath who was the chairman of the meeting. The first officers of the company were J. F. Bates, president; C. N. Clark, secretary; J. M. Robinson, captain; Francis J. HERRON, first lieutenant; John B. Smith, second lieutenant; and George W. Waldron, orderly. (1)



"Dubuque Military Company, Governor's Greys, Passes Its Fiftieth Milestone," Telegraph-Herald, November 21, 1909, p. 13