Ruben Mathew Clark

26 November 1832–19 October 1923 (Age 90)
Brockville, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Ruben Mathew

When Ruben Mathew Clark was born on 26 November 1832, in Brockville, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, his father, John Clark, was 29 and his mother, Amy Snider, was 18. He married Althear Clark on 12 June 1860, in Lena, Stephenson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Erin Township, Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Jackson Township, Jewell, Kansas, United States for about 30 years. He died on 19 October 1923, in Jewell, Kansas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Rose Mound Cemetery, Republic, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ruben Mathew Clark
1832–1923
Althear Clark
1840–1921
Marriage: 12 June 1860
Ella Regina Clark
1861–1931
Allice M Clark
1867–
Nathan Samuel Clark
1868–1941
Itho Ray Clark
1871–1951

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 June 1860
Lena, Stephenson, Illinois, United States
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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

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.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 7

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1863

Age 31

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)

  • Reuben M Clark, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Reuben Clark in household of John Clark, "United States Census, 1850"
  • R M Clark, "United States Census, 1900"

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