ARLETTA GREENE CLARKE
Mrs. George W. Clarke, the wife of the Governor of Iowa, was born at Adel, Jany. 16, 1857, her maiden name being Arletta Greene. She is the daughter of Benjamin Greene and Parmelia Catherine Sturges, who came to Adel in 1847 when there were only two or three families there. The settlement was called Penoach and later Mr. Greene gave the town the name Adel.
Mrs. Clarke was educated at the
Four children have been born in them: Fred Greene Clarke, Charles F. Clarke, Portia Clarke Van Meter and Francis Ada Clarke. Mrs. Clarke is a member of the Christian church and has been a Sunday school teacher and an active worker in the Missionary Society for many years. She is an interested club woman in her home town and in
The Blue Book of Iowa Women;
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