James Thomas Clark

Male7 June 1872–2 December 1944

Brief Life History 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, Phoebe 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, 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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Family Time Line

James Thomas Clark
1872–1944
Sarah Catherine Kelley
1884–1986
Marriage: 3 April 1900
Porter Almo Clark
1901–1993
Henry Thomas Clark
1903–1973
Homer Lloyd Clark
1907–1994
Aubrey Kelley Clark
1917–1992
Amanda Cleo Clark
1919–2006
Wilma Catherine Clark
1922–

Sources (26)

  • Thomas Clark, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Thomas Clark, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • James Thomas Clark, "California, Death Index, 1940-1997"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 April 1900Grant, New Mexico, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (4)

    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: from Middle English clerk, clark ‘clerk, cleric, writer’ (Old French clerc; see Clerc ). The original sense was ‘man in a religious order, cleric, clergyman’. As all writing and secretarial work in medieval Christian Europe was normally done by members of the clergy, the term clerk came to mean ‘scholar, secretary, recorder, or penman’ as well as ‘cleric’. As a surname, it was particularly common for one who had taken only minor holy orders. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established.

    Irish (Westmeath, Mayo): in Ireland the English surname was frequently adopted, partly by translation for Ó Cléirigh; see Cleary .

    Americanized form of Dutch De Klerk or Flemish De Clerck or of variants of these names, and possibly also of French Clerc . Compare Clerk 2 and De Clark .

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

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