Betty Ann Clark

1 June 1920–14 December 1995 (Age 75)
Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States

The Life of Betty Ann

When Betty Ann Clark was born on 1 June 1920, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States, her father, John Wesley Clark, was 32 and her mother, Maude Ruth Anderson, was 36. She died on 14 December 1995, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley Clark
1888–1958
Maude Ruth Anderson
1884–1963
Betty Ann Clark
1920–1995

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 2

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1941

Age 21

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Betty Ann Clark, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Betty A Clark in household of John W Clark, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Betty C Stone, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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