John Clark

16 April 1853–
Walthamstow, Essex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Clark was born on 16 April 1853, in Walthamstow, Essex, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Clark, was 34 and his mother, Emma Unwin, was 36. He lived in Stebbing, Essex, England, United Kingdom in 1901.

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Family Time Line

William Clark
1819–
Emma Unwin
1816–
William Clark
1840–1855
Jane Clark
1842–
Sarah Clark
1845–1848
Mary Ann Clark
1847–1921
Henry Clark
1851–
John Clark
1853–
James Clark
1855–
Thomas Clark
1859–1861
Emily Clark
1860–
Thomas Clark
1863–

Parents and Siblings

    Male1819–Male

    Emma Unwin

    Female1816–Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 1

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 27

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1884

Age 31

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

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)

  • John Clark in household of Emma Clark, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • John Clark in household of William Clark, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • John Clark, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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