Willey Clark

Male1836–

Brief Life History of Willey

When Willey Clark was born in 1836, in Falls Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Clark, was 33 and his mother, Mary, was 33. He lived in Falls Township, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

John Clark
1803–
Mary
1803–
Samul Clark
1832–
Lemul Clark
1834–
Willey Clark
1836–
Jane Clark
1838–
Mary Clark
1838–
Catharine Clark
1844–

Sources (1)

  • Willm Clark in household of John Clark, "United States Census, 1850"

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Siblings (6)

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World Events (3)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 0

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.

1842

Age 6

Historical Boundaries: 1842: Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States

1846

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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