Stilman A. CLARK



Stilman A. Clark, editor and proprietor of the “Benton County Democrat.” published at Sauk Rapids, is a newspaper man of wide experience.

Mr. Clark was born in Freeborn county, Minnesota, July 15, 1866. He was a son of Morgan W. and Permelia (Turner) Clark, both natives of New York. He was reared on a farm and attended the common schools and removed with his parents to Anoka county at the age of four years, and went with them to Wright county when fourteen years of age. He began work on the “Wright County Times” October 2, 1880, for Colonel S. E. Adams and stayed in that office for eight years. He came to Benton county in 1879 and was employed on the “Sauk Rapids Sentinel” for G. W. Benedict. He continued thus engaged until July 19, 1902, when he started the “Benton County Democrat.” This is the only Democratic paper in Benton county and is fitted out with a complete equipment. The paper has reached a circulation of over five hundred copies and is one of the leading newspapers of the region.

Mr. Clark was married in 1886 to Phoebe M. J. Bryant, who was born in Silver Creek, Wright county, Minnesota, July {7, 1870. Mr. and Mrs. Clark are the parents of three children, two of whom are now living, namely: Benjamin Franklin and Elsie Mae. Mr. Clark is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, Ancient Order of United Workmen, and the Royal Neighbors, all of Sauk Rapids. He is a communicant of the Congregational church.

Compendium of History and Biography of Central and Northern Minnesota (1904) p. 799-800

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