George W. Clark

19 June 1823–15 October 1858 (Age 35)
New York, United States

The Life Summary of George W.

When George W. Clark was born on 19 June 1823, in New York, United States, his father, Asa Clark, was 40 and his mother, Polly Shear, was 37. He married Ann Janette Denison on 7 March 1855, in Floyd, Floyd, Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Floyd, Oneida, New York, United States in 1850. He died on 15 October 1858, in New York, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Holland Patent, Trenton, Oneida, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

George W. Clark
1823–1858
Ann Janette Denison
1835–1870
Marriage: 7 March 1855
Rhoda G Clark
1857–1858
George Denison Clark
1858–1940

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 March 1855Floyd, Floyd, Oneida, New York, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

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    World Events (4)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 4
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 13
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Clarke
    Clerk
    Clerkin
    Calarco
    Clerc
    Clarkson

    Sources (2)

    • George Clark in household of Asa Clark, "United States Census, 1850"
    • George W. Clark, "Find A Grave Index"

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