From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

page 426


Mark T. Clay, M. D.., was born in Erie County, in 1855.  He was reared in his native county, and received a good academical education.  When nineteen years of age he began the study of medicine with Dr. Israel Wheeler, of East Gilead, Branch Co., Mich., and later took a course of lectures at the Eclectic Medical College, Cincinnati, Ohio.  He began the practice of his profession in Erie County in 1875, and in 1880 came to Steuben County, Ind., and located in Salem Center.  He is a member of the Indiana Eclectic Medical Association, and was granted a diploma by the society May 15, 1884.  He is the only practicing physician of Salem Center, and is fast winning his way into the confidence and esteem of the citizens.  He is a young man of pleasing address, courteous manners, and readily inspires confidence in his patients and their friends.  He is also the proprietor of one of the drug stores of Salem Center.  He was married to Amelia Beigh, a native of Indiana.  The have two children-- Leo and Lura.


Submitted by: Kim Davoli