Charles Clark was Bradford’s hero

BRADFORD—Next month marks the 100th anniversary of the death of a man whose figure still looms over downtown Bradford. So who exactly was Charles Clark?
Charles Edgar Clark was born in the family home on South Main Street on Aug. 10, 1843.
He was the second son of parents James Dayton and Mary Sexton Clark. The family genealogy shows the future rear admiral descended from military stock on both sides of the family with ancestors serving in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.