Walter Clark

Maleabout 1821–

Brief Life History of Walter

When Walter Clark was born about 1821, in Marietta, Washington, Ohio, United States, his father, John Sanders Clark, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Pease, was 30.

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John Sanders Clark
1783–1856
Elizabeth Pease
1793–
William Clark
1812–1880
Crandall Clark
1814–
Wallace Clark
1821–
Walter Clark
1821–
Ann Elisabeth Clark
1831–
Sarah Clark
1816–1856
Susan Clark
1817–1853
Mary Elizabeth Clark
1823–1904
Andrew V. Clark
1828–1852
Lois Clark
1830–1883

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    World Events (3)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 0

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 4

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

    Age 15

    On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English clerk, clark ‘clerk, cleric, writer’ (Old French clerc; see Clerc ). The original sense was ‘man in a religious order, cleric, clergyman’. As all writing and secretarial work in medieval Christian Europe was normally done by members of the clergy, the term clerk came to mean ‘scholar, secretary, recorder, or penman’ as well as ‘cleric’. As a surname, it was particularly common for one who had taken only minor holy orders. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established.

    Irish (Westmeath, Mayo): in Ireland the English surname was frequently adopted, partly by translation for Ó Cléirigh; see Cleary .

    Americanized form of Dutch De Klerk or Flemish De Clerck or of variants of these names, and possibly also of French Clerc . Compare Clerk 2 and De Clark .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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