Harriet Clark

13 March 1829–6 May 1915 (Age 86)
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Harriet

When Harriet Clark was born on 13 March 1829, in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Steven Clarke, was 31 and her mother, Cynthia Harlow, was 27. She married Henry Tilson Cook on 30 August 1851, in Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 6 May 1915, in Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Tilson Cook
Harriet Clark
Marriage: 30 August 1851
Ida Frances Cook
Hattie Tilson Cook

Spouse and Children

    Henry Tilson Cook



30 August 1851
Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


    Ida Frances Cook


    Hattie Tilson Cook


Parents and Siblings


    Cynthia Harlow




    Susan Harlow Clark


    Amanda Clark



    Dennis Clark


    Stephen Clark


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 1

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 34

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Harriet Clark in household of Stephen Clark, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Harriet Cook in household of Henry T Cook, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Harriet Cook in household of Henry T Cook, "United States Census, 1910"

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