Isaac W. Clark

30 October 1864–7 January 1934 (Age 69)
Black Hawk Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary 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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Isaac W. Clark
Ellen Catherine Lauer
Marriage: 25 September 1889
Maria Rose Ann Clark
Goldie Faye Clark
Walter Henry Clark
Andrew Jackson Clark
Jennie Natalie Clark
Fern Mildred Clark
Armour Dewey Clark
Theodore Daniel Clark
Azalia Venis Clark
Helen Viola Clark
Margaret Gladys Clark

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World Events (8)

Age 1
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House
Age 3
The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
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: 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 (47)

  • Issac Clark, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Isaac Clark in household of Andrew J Clark, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Isaac Clark, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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