Caroline Gertrude Clark

1 May 1846–28 May 1925 (Age 79)
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Caroline Gertrude

When Caroline Gertrude Clark was born on 1 May 1846, in United States, her father, Joseph Clark, was 28 and her mother, Sarah Samantha Bailey, was 18. She married Wilber Fisk Kelsey about 1868, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 28 May 1925, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Wilber Fisk Kelsey
Caroline Gertrude Clark
Marriage: about 1868
V Sadie Kelsey
Bertha Louise Kelsey
Harriett M Kelsey
Joseph Clark Kelsey

Spouse and Children

about 1868
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States


    V Sadie Kelsey



    Harriett M Kelsey


    Joseph Clark Kelsey


Parents and Siblings




    Wilber D Clark


    Albert J Clark


    Martha E Clark


World Events (8)

1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 2

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 21

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Caroline Clark in household of Joseph Clark, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Caroline G Kelsey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Caroline G Clark in household of Joseph Clark, "United States Census, 1860"

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