David Randall Clark

12 March 1928–7 January 2002 (Age 73)
Clarion, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of David Randall

When David Randall Clark was born on 12 March 1928, in Clarion, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John William Clark, was 19 and his mother, Gretta Frances Stewart, was 19. He married Roxie Maxine Rush on 24 February 1950, in Rimersburg, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Rimersburg, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Lakeland, Polk, Florida, United States in 2002. He died on 7 January 2002, in Corsica, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 73.

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David Randall Clark
Roxie Maxine Rush
Marriage: 24 February 1950

Spouse and Children

24 February 1950
Rimersburg, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John William Clark


    Gretta Frances Stewart




    John William Clark Jr



    Gary Stewart Clark


World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 13

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 20

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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)

  • David R Clark in household of John W Clark, "United States Census, 1940"
  • David R Clark in household of John W Clark, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mr David Randall Clark, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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