Mary L. Clark

Brief Life History of Mary L.

When Mary L. Clark was born on 5 December 1838, in Wakeman, Huron, Ohio, United States, her father, Amos Clark, was 37 and her mother, Ruth Ann Manville, was 34. She married Bronson Henry Foote on 6 February 1867, in Townsend Township, Huron, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Hartland, Huron, Ohio, United States in 1870 and Clarendon Township, Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died on 9 May 1929, in Clarendon, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 90.

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Bronson Henry Foote
Mary L. Clark
Marriage: 6 February 1867
Zulinda Foote
John Clark Foote

Sources (11)

  • Mary L Foot in household of Bronson Foot, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary L. Clark, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Mary L Foote, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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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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