Mary Eliza Elsie Clark

24 September 1870–7 July 1897 (Age 26)
Darnley, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

The Life of Mary Eliza Elsie

When Mary Eliza Elsie Clark was born on 24 September 1870, in Darnley, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada, her father, James Clark, was 32 and her mother, Charity Conley, was 27. She married William Anthony Boles on 8 July 1896, in Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She lived in Lot 18, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada in 1881. She died on 7 July 1897, at the age of 26, and was buried in Malpeque, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

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William Anthony Boles
Mary Eliza Elsie Clark
Marriage: 8 July 1896

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8 July 1896
Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

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Age 1

British Columbia joins the confederation.

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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  • Eliza Elsie Clark, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Eliza Elsie Clark, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Mary Eliza Elsie Clark, "Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885"

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