Mary Ann Clark

23 June 1872–19 May 1967 (Age 94)
Commerce, Oakland, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Clark was born on 23 June 1872, in Commerce, Oakland, Michigan, United States, her father, Thomas Clark, was 38 and her mother, Ann Johnson, was 39. She married Benjamin Taylor on 21 November 1894, in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Genesee, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Genesee Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 19 May 1967, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Taylor
Mary Ann Clark
Marriage: 21 November 1894
Clark Benjamin Taylor
Mildred Ruth Taylor
Bernice Grace Taylor
Harvey Wilber Taylor
Wilfried Taylor

Spouse and Children

21 November 1894
Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Clark


    Ann Johnson




    Johnson Clark


    George Thomas Clark


    William Henry Clark


    Mary Elizabeth Clark



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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 7

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 26

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Mary A Taylor, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary A Taylor, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Taylor in household of Benjiman Taylor, "United States Census, 1900"

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