Clock, Charles L. (1841 – 1916)

CHARLES LIVINGSTON CLOCK (May 10, 1841 – May 12, 1916) married Rebecca Haskell of Nora, IL, in 1867 (1850-1930) after having served in Union Army during Civil War; Co. E, 15th Illinois Infantry.


He operated a general store with his sons in Latimer, Iowa, prior to coming west.  It was in 1893 that Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Clock moved with their three sons, Fred H., Charles H., and Harry L. Clock to California. They settled first in Los Angeles, where they remained until 1895. Coming to Redlands in that year C. L. Clock, bought the 20 acres of oranges on East Palm Avenue,  known as the Andrews place, for $15,000, and built the home at 551 East Palm avenue.  Mr. Clock purchased an additional 5 acres adjacent.


He and his sons owned an additional 70 acres, navels & valencias, in Lugonia.  He was a member of the First ME Church and president of its board of trustees since 1892.  He was one of the directors of the board of trade.