John Clark Mefferd

14 November 1870–12 September 1949 (Age 78)
Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States

The Life of John Clark

When John Clark Mefferd was born on 14 November 1870, in Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States, his father, Virgil Jacob Mefferd, was 33 and his mother, Mary Jane Vallier, was 38. He married Musetta Jane Boustead on 18 December 1891, in Logan, Harrison, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Cass Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 September 1949, in Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States.

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John Clark Mefferd
Musetta Jane Boustead
Marriage: 18 December 1891
Edna Florence Mefferd
Mabel Blanche Meferd
Nellie Leota Mefford
Ethel Mae Mefferd
Flora Louella Mefferd
Clara Jane Mefferd
Daniel Robert Mefferd
Ruby Marie Mefferd
Le Roy John Mefferd

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18 December 1891
Logan, Harrison, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 14

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

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

Variant of Meffert .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Mefford, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • John C Mefferd, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John C Mefford, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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