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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Family Time Line

John McDonald Clark
1868–1948
Margaret Hunter
1868–1946
Marriage: 30 December 1887
John Clark
1889–
Elizabeth Clark
1891–
Walter Clark
1893–1925
Mary McDonald Clark
1896–1984
Margaret Hunter Clark
1898–1983
Isabella Clark
1900–1985
Jean Hunter Clark
1903–1980
James Clark
1906–
Alexander Hunter Clark
1908–1954
Jessie Helen Clark
1913–1977

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 December 1887
Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(10)

    John Clark

    Male1889–Male

    Elizabeth Clark

    Female1891–Female

    Walter Clark

    Male1893–1925Male

    Mary McDonald Clark

    Female1896–1984Female

    Margaret Hunter Clark

    Female1898–1983Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

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World Events (8)

1869

Age 1

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1884

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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