Alfred Edwin Clark

31 January 1895–15 March 1980 (Age 85)
Kansas, Walker, Alabama, United States

The Life of Alfred Edwin

When Alfred Edwin Clark was born on 31 January 1895, in Kansas, Walker, Alabama, United States, his father, George Washington Clark, was 39 and his mother, Nancy Ann Blackwell, was 37. He married Florence Marie Leith on 23 December 1914, in Carbon Hill, Walker, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 5 Carbon Hill, Walker, Alabama, United States in 1930 and Carbon Hill, Walker, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 15 March 1980, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Edwin Clark
Florence Marie Leith
Marriage: 23 December 1914
Frieda May Clark
Alfred Edwin Clark
Mary Joe Clarke
Frank Clarke
James Harold Clarke
John Howard Clarke

Spouse and Children

23 December 1914
Carbon Hill, Walker, Alabama, United States


    Frieda May Clark



    Mary Joe Clarke


    Frank Clarke


    James Harold Clarke


+1 More Child

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+11 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 11

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 23

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Edd Clark, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alfred Clarke, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alfred E Clark in household of Erik A Patison, "United States Census, 1920"

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