James Lippitt Clark

18 November 1883–1969 (Age 85)
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of James Lippitt

When James Lippitt Clark was born on 18 November 1883, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Herbert Willis Clark, was 31 and his mother, Ella Amanda Brown, was 29. He lived in Rhode Island, United States in 1883 and Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States for about 20 years. He died in 1969, at the age of 86, and was buried in Chepachet, Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

Age 12

On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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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  • James L Clark, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James L Clark, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James L Clark, "United States Census, 1920"

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