James Thomas Clark

7 June 1872–2 December 1944 (Age 72)
Athens, Henderson, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of James Thomas

When James Thomas Clark was born on 7 June 1872, in Athens, Henderson, Texas, United States, his father, Thomas Clark, was 35 and his mother, Phebe P Lindsey, was 28. He married Sarah Catherine Kelley on 3 April 1900, in Grant, New Mexico, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Gila, Grant, New Mexico Territory, United States in 1900 and Light, Cochise, Arizona, United States in 1910. He died on 2 December 1944, in Pomona, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 72.

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James Thomas Clark
Sarah Catherine Kelley
Marriage: 3 April 1900
PVT. Porter Almo "Al" Clark , USMC
Henry Thomas Clark
Homer Lloyd Clark
Aubrey Kelley Clark
Amanda Cleo Clark
Wilma Catherine Clark

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 3
In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed
Age 4
A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station
Age 19
Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

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.

Possible Related Names

De Clercq

Sources (23)

  • Thomas Clark, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James T Clark, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Clarcke in household of Thos Clarcke, "United States Census, 1880"

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