William Burton Clark

21 August 1921–16 May 2009 (Age 87)
Cropwell Butler, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William Burton

When William Burton Clark was born on 21 August 1921, in Cropwell Butler, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Francis Roger Clark, was 38 and his mother, Ellen Burton, was 33. He died on 16 May 2009, in his hometown, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Francis Roger Clark
1883–1982
Ellen Burton
1887–1958
William Burton Clark
1921–2009
Thomas Frederick Clark
1923–1930

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World Events (8)

1924

Age 3

First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.
1928 · Women Grated Right to Vote

Age 7

Women in England over the age of 21 were granted the right to vote on May 7, 1928.
1945

Age 24

The UK becomes a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a scribe or secretary, originally a member of a minor religious order who undertook such duties. The word clerc denoted a member of a religious order, from Old English cler(e)c ‘priest’, reinforced by Old French clerc. Both are from Late Latin clericus, from Greek klērikos, a derivative of klēros ‘inheritance’, ‘legacy’, with reference to the priestly tribe of Levites ( see Levy ) ‘whose inheritance was the Lord’. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established. In the Middle Ages it was virtually only members of religious orders who learned to read and write, so that the term clerk came to denote any literate man.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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