Isaac W. Clark

Male30 October 1864–7 January 1934

Brief Life History of Isaac W.

When Isaac W. Clark was born on 30 October 1864, in Black Hawk Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Clark, was 30 and his mother, Rosanna Hun Taylor, was 33. He married Ellen Catherine Lauer on 25 September 1889, in Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Willow Township, Cherokee, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. He died on 7 January 1934, in Quimby, Cherokee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Quimby, Cherokee, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac W. Clark
Ellen Catherine Lauer
Marriage: 25 September 1889
Roseanna Marie Clark
Goldie Faye Clark
Walter Henry Clark
Andrew Jackson "Jay" Clark
Jennie Natalie Clark
Fern Mildred Clark
Armour Dewey Clark
Theodore Daniel Clark
Azalia Venis Clark
Helen Viola Clark
Margaret Gladys Clark

Sources (48)

  • Issac Clark, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nicholae Clark, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Isaac Clark, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 September 1889Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries: 1868: Cherokee, Iowa, United States

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 20

    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

    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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