When Barbara Lorraine Clark was born on 3 April 1930, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, her father, Henry Peter Clark, was 23 and her mother, Margaret Frances Williams, was 19. She married Alonzo Moody Parsons on 4 September 1948, in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States. She lived in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 30 July 2005, in Raymore, Cass, Missouri, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Peculiar, Cass, Missouri, United States.
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 .
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