Alverne M Clark

May 1897–11 June 1987 (Age 90)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Alverne M

When Alverne M Clark was born in May 1897, in Arkansas, United States, her father, Clarence Irving Clark, was 31 and her mother, Olive May Thomas, was 26. She married Hugh Charles Moffitt on 12 June 1926, in Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas, United States. She lived in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States in 1940 and Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States in 1969. In 1920, at the age of 23, her occupation is listed as school teacher in Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas, United States. She died on 11 June 1987, in Wichita, Texas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States.

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Hugh Charles Moffitt
Alverne M Clark
Marriage: 12 June 1926

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12 June 1926
Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas, United States

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 4

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 25

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

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)

  • Alverene Moffitt in household of Hugh Moffitt, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alverna Moffitt in household of Hugh Moffitt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alverne Clark in household of Clarence I Clark, "United States Census, 1920"

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