John Clark

1860–
Arkansas, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Clark was born in 1860, in Arkansas, United States, his father, James Oliver Clark, was 25 and his mother, Winney Tabor, was 20. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

James Oliver Clark
1835–1896
Winney Tabor
1840–1895
John Clark
1860–
Frances Fanny Clark
1861–1895
Martha Ann Clark
1865–1906
Sarah Elizabeth "Bettie" Clark
1866–
Buena Vista Clark
1869–1897
Thomas J Clark
1874–1965
Robert Basham Clark
1875–1965
Arthur Clark
1878–
George Clark
1880–
Charles L. Clark
1881–1945

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World Events (8)

1860
Age 0
In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1863
Age 3
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 36
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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.

Possible Related Names

Clarke
Clerk
Clerkin
Calarco
Clerc
Clarkson

Sources (1)

  • John Clark in household of R James Clark, "United States Census, 1870"

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