Henry Clark

Male2 February 1839–10 October 1919

Brief Life History of Henry

When Henry Clark was born on 2 February 1839, in Wheatfield, Niagara, New York, United States, his father, Aaron Clark, was 35 and his mother, Mary Jane Gray, was 35. He married Alice A Hill in 1872, in Youngstown, Niagara, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Willow Creek Township, Pierce, Nebraska, United States in 1885 and Swan Creek Election Precinct, Saline, Nebraska, United States in 1900. He died on 10 October 1919, in Saline, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Sunny Side Cemetery, Wilber, Saline, Nebraska, United States.

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Henry Clark
Alice A Hill
Marriage: 1872
Clara Clark
Henry Ellis Clark
Elmer Leonard Clark
Etta Louise Clark

Sources (11)

  • Henry Clark, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Henry Clark - Government record: birth-name: Henry Clark
  • Henry Clark, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    1872Youngstown, Niagara, New York, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 7

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 17

    Historical Boundaries: 1856: Pierce, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Pierce, Nebraska, United States


    Age 24

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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