Walter Clark

about 1836–31 December 1899 (Age 63)
Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Walter

When Walter Clark was born about 1836, in Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Clark, was 30 and his mother, Janet Adamson, was 30. He married Mary Mcdonald on 14 December 1860, in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 31 December 1899, in Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Walter Clark
Mary Mcdonald
Marriage: 14 December 1860
Isabella Clark
Elizabeth Clark
James Clark
Walter Clark
John McDonald Clark
Thomas Rankine Clark
Janet Clark
William Clark
David Clark
George McDonald Clark

Spouse and Children

14 December 1860
New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 2

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

Age 7

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 18

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

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)

  • Walter Clarke in household of James Clarke, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Walter Clarke, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • Walter Clark, "Scotland Census, 1871"

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