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
1847–1913
Caroline Gertrude Clark
1846–1925
Marriage: about 1868
V Sadie Kelsey
1869–
Bertha Louise Kelsey
1875–1947
Harriett M Kelsey
1878–1962
Joseph Clark Kelsey
1881–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1868
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
children

(4)

    V Sadie Kelsey

    Female1869–Female

    Female1875–1947Female

    Harriett M Kelsey

    Female1878–1962Female

    Joseph Clark Kelsey

    Male1881–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Female1846–1925Female

    Wilber D Clark

    Male1848–Male

    Albert J Clark

    Male1851–Male

    Martha E Clark

    Female1855–Female

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.
1863

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 The Amendment was later repealed.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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