George Alexander Clark

27 May 1887–19 January 1965 (Age 77)
Lockport, Will, Illinois, United States

The Life of George Alexander

When George Alexander Clark was born on 27 May 1887, in Lockport, Will, Illinois, United States, his father, Edward Clark Jr., was 32 and his mother, Rebecca Clark, was 25. He married Lulu Lillian Smith on 27 July 1917, in Crown Point, Lake, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. He died on 19 January 1965, in Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Evergreen Park, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Alexander Clark
Lulu Lillian Smith
Marriage: 27 July 1917
John Edward Clark
Lloyd James Clark
George Robert Clark

Spouse and Children

27 July 1917
Crown Point, Lake, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Edward Clark Jr.


    Rebecca Clark




    William J Clark


    Lillian Clark



    Robert Clark


    Margaret Clark


World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 5

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 21

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

  • George A Clark, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George Clark in household of Edward Clark, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George A Clark in household of Edward Clark, "United States Census, 1910"

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