These two portraits of Mr. Clark were taken years apart, but show quite a handsome gentleman! Both were taken by Paris, Kentucky photographer L. Grinnan.
The back of each cabinet card lists not only John’s name, but also his siblings! “Brother of Bessie and Sallie Clark”. This made locating him in a quick records search very easy!
On the 1880 US Census, he’s found living in Paris, KY ate the ripe age of 11 years old (born 1869), along with sisters Bessie T. Clark, and Sallie M. Clark. All three are listed as boarders living with Katie Kenny.