Glendale, California Biographies

Oliver C. Clark

††††††† Oliver C. Clark has been a resident of Glendale since 1908. He was born September 12, 1885, at Cleveland, Ohio, a son of Wallace W. and Nettie (Newton) Clark. He is descended from an old Yankee family, which antedates the Revolutionary War. His grandfather, Oren Clark, was a pioneer of Ashtabula county, Ohio, coming there as a young man. His fatherís life work was that of a contractor and builder.

††††††† Mr. Clark has three brothers who are Fred, of Venice, California; Frank W., of Los Angeles; and Orville, of Bakersfield, California. When he was sixteen the family came to Pomona, California, where he attended the public schools, and then entered the University of Southern California from which he graduated with the class of 1908, with the degree of LL.B. He was admitted to the bar in July 1907, and after his graduation became a law partner of Frank Collier, with whom he was associated for seven years, after which he practiced law on his own account until February 1919, when he became a law partner of H. L. Carnahan, former Corporation Commissioner of California, under the name of Carnahan & Clark. They are corporation attorneys and are prominent in the profession. Mr. Clark is a Progressive Republican. He is a member of the City Club of Los Angeles.

††††††† At Los Angeles, California, on October 5, 1908, Mr. Clark married Fern G. Bymer, a native of Columbus, Ohio. Their two children are: Dorothy, age nine, and Betty Jean, born May 29, 1922. They have resided in Glendale since their marriage, their home being at 346 North Louise Street. Both are members of the Methodist Church.

From History of Glendale and Vicinity by John Calvin Sherer. The Glendale Publishing Company, c. 1922 F. M. Broadbooks and J. C. Sherer. p. 426-427.