John McDonald Clark

19 January 1868–2 February 1948 (Age 80)
New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John McDonald

When John McDonald Clark was born on 19 January 1868, in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Walter Clark, was 32 and his mother, Mary Mcdonald, was 24. He married Margaret Hunter on 30 December 1887, in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891 and Muiravonside House, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901. He died on 2 February 1948, in Trail, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 80, and was buried in Kootenay Boundary, British Columbia, Canada.

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John McDonald Clark
Margaret Hunter
Marriage: 30 December 1887
John Clark
Elizabeth Clark
Walter Clark
Mary McDonald Clark
Margaret Hunter Clark
Isabella Clark
Jean Hunter Clark
James Clark
Alexander Hunter Clark
Jessie Helen Clark

Spouse and Children

30 December 1887
Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


    John Clark


    Elizabeth Clark


    Walter Clark


    Mary McDonald Clark


    Margaret Hunter Clark


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World Events (8)


Age 1


Age 16

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.

Age 22

The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.

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 entry for James Thomson Brown and Mary Macdonald Clark, "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938"
  • John Clark, "Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922"
  • John Clark, "Scotland Census, 1891"

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