Elsie Clark

March 1858–
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Elsie

Elsie Clark was born in March 1858, in Mississippi, United States. She married Samuel Sylvester McIntyre on 15 January 1880, in Jefferson, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Sylvester McIntyre
1856–1910
Elsie Clark
1858–
Marriage: 15 January 1880

Spouse and Children

    Samuel Sylvester McIntyre

    Male1856–1910Male

    Female1858–Female

MARRIAGE
15 January 1880
Jefferson, Mississippi, United States

World Events (3)

1861

Age 3

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.
1863

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 5

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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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  • Elsie Clark, "Mississippi Marriages, 1800-1911"

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