Winfield Scott Clark

Male1850–22 April 1861

Brief Life History of Winfield Scott

When Winfield Scott Clark was born in 1850, in Lewis, Virginia, United States, his father, Robert Helmick Clark, was 35 and his mother, Susannah Raines, was 36. He died on 22 April 1861, in Lewis, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 11.

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Family Time Line

Robert Helmick Clark
1815–1877
Susannah Raines
1814–1893
Martha Clark
1835–1837
Artimesa Clark
1839–1878
Sarah M Clark
1852–1865
Randolphus Clark
1857–
Harriet Clark
1837–1861
Dianus Clark
1841–
John W. Clark
1843–1863
Araminta Clark
1847–1856
Winfield Scott Clark
1850–1861
Rebecca A Clark
1850–1923
George F Clark
1854–1939
James L. Clark
1859–1880

Sources (3)

  • Winfield S Clark in household of Robert H Clark, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Winfield S. Clark, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"
  • Winfield Scott Clark in household of Robt H Clark, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (1)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 11

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

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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