William Claude "Clark" Constance

Brief Life History of William Claude "Clark"

When William Claude "Clark" Constance was born on 21 May 1905, in Polk, North Carolina, United States, his father, Govan H. "Van" Constant, was 55 and his mother, Mary A Case, was 33. He married Mary Alice Foster on 20 December 1928, in Polk, North Carolina, United States. He lived in White Oak Township, Polk, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Saluda, Polk, North Carolina, United States for about 54 years. He died on 3 June 1974, in Columbus, Polk, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Saluda, Polk, North Carolina, United States.

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William Claude "Clark" Constance
Mary Alice Foster
James Louis Constance

Sources (9)

  • William Constant in household of Govan H Constant, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Claude Constance, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Claude Constance, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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1918 · Fort Bragg Established

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Name Meaning

French and English (of Norman origin): from the medieval French female personal name Constance, Latin Constantia, originally a feminine form of Constantius (see Constant ), but later taken as the abstract noun constantia ‘steadfastness’. Occasionally also from the masculine form Constantin.

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Coutances in La Manche (France).

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

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