Clarence E. Clark

Brief Life History of Clarence E.

When Clarence E. Clark was born in June 1897, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Frederic A. Clark, was 30 and his mother, Phebe J Pittsley, was 25. He married Viola Wilmot on 2 April 1919, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Middleborough Center, Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years.

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Clarence E. Clark
Viola Wilmot
Marriage: 2 April 1919
Priscilla M. Clark
about 1921–
Paulene Clark
Mickey Clark

Sources (8)

  • Clarence F Clark, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Clarence E. Clark - Published information: Census record: birth-name: Clarence E. Clark
  • Clarence Edmund Clark, "Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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.

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