Malissa Willa Clark

1863–
Iowa, United States

The Life of Malissa Willa

When Malissa Willa Clark was born in 1863, in Iowa, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Clark, was 26 and her mother, Eurama Scott, was 25. She lived in Appanoose, Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1870 and Independent Township, Barton, Kansas, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Clark
1837–1907
Eurama Scott
1838–1919
William Millard Clark
1857–1915
James C Clark
1860–
Mary C Clark
1860–
Malissa Willa Clark
1863–
Melvin Clark
1866–
Ulysses S. Clark
1868–

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 0

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Baxter Springs

Age 0

A minor battle of the American Civil War named The Battle of Baxter Springs was fought in Baxter Springs on October 6, 1863. The battle was a Confederate victory and there were approximately 113 casualties.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 33

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.

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 (2)

  • Melina Clark in household of Benjamin Clark, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Malica Clark in household of Benjamin Clark, "United States Census, 1880"

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