Norman Johnson Clark

Brief Life History of Norman Johnson

When Norman Johnson Clark was born on 31 July 1889, in Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, his father, William Reid Clark, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Sophia Hunton, was 36.

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Family Time Line

William Reid Clark
1849–
Elizabeth Sophia Hunton
1852–1932
Edith Clark
1878–
Anna Daisy Clark
1879–1952
Marion E Clark
1880–
Anna A Clark
1881–
Nora E Clark
1882–
Violet Reid Cutbill
1885–1977
Gladys Clark
1886–
Norman Johnson Clark
1889–
Kathleen Berkett Clark
1890–
Percival Stanley Clark
1892–

Sources (2)

  • Norman Johnson Clark, "Canada, Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Norman Johnson Clark, "Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899"

World Events (3)

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

1982

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

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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