Martha Jane Rupert Clark

14 September 1859–19 March 1861 (Age 1)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Martha Jane Rupert

When Martha Jane Rupert Clark was born on 14 September 1859, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Alexander Armstrong Clark, was 30 and her mother, Catherine Rupert, was 30. She died on 19 March 1861, in her hometown, at the age of 1, and was buried in Elderton, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Alexander Armstrong Clark
Catherine Rupert
Annie Clark
Elizabeth Clark
Alexander Clark
Martha Jane Rupert Clark

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Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a scribe or secretary, originally a member of a minor religious order who undertook such duties. The word clerc denoted a member of a religious order, from Old English cler(e)c ‘priest’, reinforced by Old French clerc. Both are from Late Latin clericus, from Greek klērikos, a derivative of klēros ‘inheritance’, ‘legacy’, with reference to the priestly tribe of Levites ( see Levy ) ‘whose inheritance was the Lord’. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established. In the Middle Ages it was virtually only members of religious orders who learned to read and write, so that the term clerk came to denote any literate man.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Martha Jane Clark, "Find A Grave Index"

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