Burk Clark Herrick

Brief Life History of Burk Clark

When Burk Clark Herrick was born on 25 October 1829, in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States, his father, Jonathan E Herrick, was 25 and his mother, Phila Clark, was 21. He married Hannah Cannon on 4 February 1858, in Portage, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Twinsburg Township, Summit, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Middlebury, Summit, Ohio, United States in 1900. His occupation is listed as taught at twinsburg institute 10 winters; president of summit county bible society; prominant in church and ymca work; see lane's history of summit co p 517" in Twinsburg, Summit, Ohio, United States. He died on 15 November 1905, in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Locust Grove Cemetery, Twinsburg, Summit, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Burk Clark Herrick
1829–1905
Hannah Cannon
1831–1912
Marriage: 4 February 1858
Oakley Cannon Herrick
1861–1947
Winifred "Winnie" Carrie Herrick
1866–1954
Victor Marshall Herrick
1872–1957

Sources (16)

  • Burk C Herrick, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Burke C. Herrick, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Burke Herrick, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1836 · The Bridge War

On Halloween, tension between Cleveland and Ohio City began to boil over. Both sides of the river armed themselves with muskets and a cannon over the Columbus Street Bridge. These tensions were brought about because the bridge's location was diverting commercial attention away from Ohio City completely and the way that their concerns were being treated. Cleveland's mayor tried to reason with the enraged citizens but was greeted with a volley of rocks. No deaths were recorded but three men were injured.

1851 · Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad

The Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad started running in February 1851, 15 years after it was charted for construction. It later absorbed a small bankrupt railroad in 1861 to help expand its services beyond just Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. In May 1868, the railroad merged with the Bellefontaine Railway to connect the current cities with Indianapolis.

Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Eiríkr, Old Danish, Old Swedish Erik, itself from Proto-Scandinavian ain- ‘one, select’ + rík- ‘rule(r)’ + prosthetic H-.

Irish (Cork): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEirc ‘descendant of Erc’, a personal name meaning ‘speckled, dark red’ or ‘salmon’, and borne by a Christian saint. In Munster and Ulster this name has been changed to Harkin .

History: The English poet Robert Herrick (1591–1674) was the son of a wealthy London goldsmith, whose family had a long history in the town of Leicester. DNA analysis suggests that the modern surname is monogenetic, i.e. from a single eponymous bearer. The earliest known bearer of the name in Leicester was John Eirich, recorded as a burgess there in 1211. Leicester was one of the headquarters of the Viking army that conquered and settled the eastern midlands in the late 9th century, leading to the English adoption of many Old Norse personal names, such as Eirikr, as personal names. The initial aspirate is first recorded in the name of Nicholas Heyryke, recorded as a Leicester burgess in 1524.

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

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