28th June 1830
Constantia, N. Y., USA
James Gowdy Clark, was known as the poet of the people. At the age of twenty-one he drifted into the concert field; was for many years connected with the Minneapolis Daily Star; and became prominent as a poet, singer and composer. He is chiefly known as the author of Leona; Marion Moore; The Infinite Mother; The Old Mountain Tree; The Mount of the Holy Cross; and the Ever green Mountains of Life. For many years he has been a prominent and vigorous prose writer, especially in the cause of reform, every vital phase of which he has heartily espoused; and has lectured extensively on kindred subjects.