Clark, Lewis Franklin
Clark, Lewis Franklin, a Congregational minister, was born at Southampton, Mass. Sept. 11, 1812. In 1830 he entered Sheldon Academy, in his native town, and graduated with honor from Amherst College in 1837, having taught school in various places in Hampshire County during his academic and collegiate courses. He graduated from the Andover Theological Seminary in 1841, and afterwards taught two terms in the Academy at Southampton, preaching; occasionally at the same time. June 1, 1842, he was ordained pastor in Whitingville, in the town of Northbridge, and there he remained until his death, Oct. 13, 1870. As a preacher Mr. Clark was plain and simple in style and manner; but as a pastor he had more than ordinary gifts and greatly endeared himself to his people. See Cong, Quarterly, 1872, p. 318.