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
Susannah Raines
Martha Clark
Artimesa Clark
Sarah M Clark
Randolphus Clark
Harriet Clark
Dianus Clark
John W. Clark
Araminta Clark
Winfield Scott Clark
Rebecca A Clark
George F Clark
James L. Clark

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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