James Pearson Clark

26 October 1833–18 March 1913 (Age 79)
Hyde, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James Pearson

When James Pearson Clark was born on 26 October 1833, in Hyde, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Clark, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Pearson, was 28. He married Mary Ann Dobson on 7 May 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Cedar, Utah, United States in 1860 and Albany, Albany, New York, United States for about 38 years. He died on 18 March 1913, in Cedar Fort, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Cedar Fort, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Pearson Clark
Mary Ann Dobson
Marriage: 7 May 1857
Alice Ann Clark
John Thomas Clark
Mary Elizabeth Clark
James Pearson Clark
Catherine Clark
William Clark
Emma Serelda Clark
Jane Eliza Clark
Clara Mariah Clark

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 May 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 10
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 21
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    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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    RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT Sacred to the memory of Mary Dobson Clark who departed this life Aug. 20th, 1905 at her home in Cedar Fort, Utah Co, Utah. She was born July 1st, 1832, at Preston, En …

    Sources (33)

    • James Pearson Clark in entry for Emma Serelda Perry, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Jas P Clark, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James F Clark in entry for William Clark, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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