Emma Louise Clark Chapman Olson

Brief Life History of Emma Louise

When Emma Louise Clark Chapman Olson was born on 6 August 1869, in Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa, United States, her father, Andrew Jackson Clark, was 35 and her mother, Rosanna Hun Taylor, was 38. She married Arlo Bird Chapman about 1893, in United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Willow Township, Cherokee, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Rock Township, Cherokee, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. She died in 1957, in Cherokee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Washta, Cherokee, Iowa, United States.

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Anders August Olson
Emma Louise Clark Chapman Olson
Marriage: about 1908
Margaret Rosanna Olson Fassler

Sources (7)

  • Emma L Tulley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emma Clark Olsen in entry for Margaret Fassler, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Emma Olsen in household of August H Olsen, "Canada Census, 1911"

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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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