Edward Watkins Clark

Male10 March 1886–21 February 1945

Brief Life History of Edward Watkins

When Edward Watkins Clark was born on 10 March 1886, in Eden, Graham, Arizona, United States, his father, William Ashby Clark, was 31 and his mother, Julia Ann Holladay, was 24. He died on 21 February 1945, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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William Ashby Clark
Julia Ann Holladay
William Thomas Clark
George Wiley Clark
Minnie Ann Clark
Edward Watkins Clark
Maud Elizabeth Clark
Delbert Ashby Clark
Nevert Leroy Clark
Lois Julia Clark
Elora Phoebe Clark
Vernal Hollis Clark
Millie May Clark

Sources (5)

  • Edward Clark in household of William A Clark, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Edward Clark, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Edward Clark, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 4

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 16

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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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