Samuel Clark

12 March 1835–12 April 1910 (Age 75)

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Clark was born on 12 March 1835, in Canada, his father, John Clark, was 35 and his mother, Susan Levina Harden, was 35. He married Rosetta A. Perkins about 1865, in Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Attica, Logan Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Columbia, Brown, South Dakota, United States in 1900. He died on 12 April 1910, in South Dakota, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Clark
Rosetta A. Perkins
Marriage: about 1865
Arthur Grant Clark
Freeman Clark
Lillie May Clark
Merty B. Clark
Roy Gleason Clark

Spouse and Children

about 1865
Michigan, United States


    Arthur Grant Clark


    Freeman Clark


    Lillie May Clark


    Merty B. Clark


    Roy Gleason Clark


Parents and Siblings

    John Clark


    Susan Levina Harden




    William Clark


    Phebe Ann Clark


    Nancy Clark


    Mary A Clark


    Jane Clark


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 1

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 28

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

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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Sources (3)

  • Samuel C Clarke in household of Freeman Clarke, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Samuel Clark, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Samuel Clark in entry for Ray S. Clark and Jeanette Sweet, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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