Eurama Scott

20 February 1838–14 March 1919 (Age 81)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Eurama

When Eurama Scott was born on 20 February 1838, in Illinois, United States, her father, James Scott, was 42 and her mother, Rachel Wilson, was 33. She married Benjamin Franklin Clark in April 1857. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Appanoose, Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1870 and Independent Township, Barton, Kansas, United States in 1880. She died on 14 March 1919, in Wichita, Kansas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Ellinwood, Barton, Kansas, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Clark
Eurama Scott
Marriage: April 1857
William Millard Clark
James C Clark
Mary C Clark
Malissa Willa Clark
Melvin Clark
Ulysses S. Clark

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April 1857


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World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 1

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 23

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

1 English: ethnic name for someone with Scottish connections.2 Scottish and Irish: ethnic name for a Gaelic speaker.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Urana Clark in household of Benjamin Clark, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Eurama Scott in household of James Scott, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Urana Clark in household of Benj F Clark, "United States Census, 1860"

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