Sarah Ellen Clark

1843–1938 (Age 95)
Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sarah Ellen

When Sarah Ellen Clark was born on 19 February 1843, in Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, William Andrew Clarke, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Ann Van Cott, was 25. She married William Henry Gilhousen on 1 May 1867, in Sugar Creek, Cass, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Wasco, Oregon, United States in 1880 and Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1910. She died on 3 May 1938, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sarah Ellen Clark
William Henry Gilhousen
Marriage: 1 May 1867
Ella Felicia Gilhousen
Clarke Ellsworth Gilhousen
Clyde Gilhousen
William Irving Gilhousen
Louie Sprankle Gilhousen
Archie Angelo Gilhousen
Paul Bliss Gilhousen
Grace L Gilhousen
Albert Andrew Gilhousen
Ivy Rose Gilhousen
Clyde Ray Gilhousen

Spouse & Children

1 May 1867
Sugar Creek, Cass, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · Los Angeles Is Incorporated

Age 7

Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 25

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah E Gilhousen in household of William Gilhousen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah E Clark in household of Andrew Clark, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah E Gilhousen in household of William H Gilhousen, "United States Census, 1920"

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