Philena C. Whittaker was born to Charles Luther and Joanna Whitmore Whittaker on February 6, 1846. Philena married Capt. Nathan Clark, son of Seth Higgins and Lucy Ward Clark, on December 31, 1868 or January 1, 1869 in Tremont, Maine. Philena and Nathan's children were Edwin and Roderick Pepper Clark. Nathan Clark died on March 3, 1907 in Southwest Harbor, Maine. Philena Whittaker Clark died on October 16, 1921 in Southwest Harbor.