Preston Clark

By on July 24, 2016

About Preston Clark

Born: May 30, 1856
Location: Massena Springs – St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 1932
Location: Peoria County, Peoria, Illinois, USA

Ransom Hickey - Peoria Mineral Springs

In 1892 Lydia Moss Bradley sold the land containing the mineral springs to Preston Clark.

Preston Clark is responsible for the patented name ‘Peoria Mineral Springs.’ Clark ran a successful bottling business here for many years to come.

Clark sold the area’s best whiskey, beer, malt beverages, seltzer water, and many other drinks. Peoria eventually went on to be known as the “Whiskey Capital of the World.”

Some of his top selling products brewed in Peoria, Il included St Louis Lager, Peoria Mineral Springs Soda, Get Rosy Malt, and Whiskey.



Francis Clark Massena Springs NY
Sophronia Richardson, Massena Springs NY
Married to Julia Eaton Clark
Preston Clark (1887 – 1957)*

Springdale Cemetery and Mausoleum
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

[Created by: Debra Record added: Dec 14, 2014 Find A Grave Memorial# 140003174]

1896 Directory of Leading Peoria Businesses

Source Information: 1896 Standard Atlas of Peoria And County

Mineral Water Manufacturers.
CLARK PRESTON, 804 and 806 Seventh Ave.

Beer Bottlers.
CLARK, PRESTON, 804 and 806 Seventh Ave.

Soda Water Manufacturers.
CLARK PRESTON, 804 and 806 Seventh Ave.








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