William Clark

28 October 1851–before 1940 (Age 88)
England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Clark was born on 28 October 1851, in England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph L. Clark, was 41 and his mother, Mary Thompson, was 36. He married Eliza McIntyre on 4 January 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. He died before 1940, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

William Clark
Eliza McIntyre
Marriage: 4 January 1868
Eliza Clarke
Mary Clark
Christine Clark
William Clark
John Clark
Jennie B. Clark
Maude Clark

Spouse and Children

4 January 1868
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph L. Clark


    Mary Thompson




    George Clark



World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 3

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 24

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • William Clark, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wm. Clark in entry for George Herling and Jennie Clark, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • William Clark in entry for Mary Clark Cahoon, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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