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Dr. Harmon M. Clark
Posted by: Michael Potter (ID *****1211) Date: July 03, 2012 at 19:57:45
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In May, 1818, Dr. Harmon M. Clark and wife
moved into town. His father's family came to Ohio
at the same time, settling in Medina county. Dr.
Clark located on lot twenty-four, where George Mor-
doff now lives. He was a practicing physician, and
was a valuable acquisition to the settlement. A rela-
tion of the hardships attendant upon his practice
would be a revelation to some of the younger mem-
bers of the profession of the present day. He traveled
on foot, with his saddle-bags on his arm, through this
and adjacent settlements, wading through streams,
and often picking his way through the forest only by
means of blazed trees, ministering to the necessities
of all, without regard to compensation. If a patient
was able to pay, a moderate fee was taken, which was
frequently paid in produce, while from others nothing
whatever was received or expected. He subsequently
went as a missionary among the Indians, on the
Maumee, but did not remain long. He and his wife
eventually took up their residence with their son-in-
law, Dr. Bryant of Amherst, and Mrs. Clark died
there in 1863. He afterwards made his home with
his son, Dr. Henry Clark of Ashland, and subse-
quently died there. They had a family of five chil-
dren, four of whom are now living, but none in this

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