Mary L Clark

10 April 1846–17 September 1930 (Age 84)
Conneaut Township, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary L

When Mary L Clark was born on 10 April 1846, in Conneaut Township, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, her father, Abner Bradley Clark, was 41 and her mother, Elvira Williams, was 35. She married Thomas Gibson Jr. on 25 December 1862. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Blue Rapids, Marshall, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1910. She died on 17 September 1930, in Conneaut Township, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in City Cemetery, Conneaut, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States.

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Thomas Gibson Jr.
Mary L Clark
Marriage: 25 December 1862
Lottie Gibson
Emma Gibson
Abner Clark Gibson
Katie Gibson
Alta Gibson
Nina Lura Gibson

Spouse and Children

25 December 1862


    Lottie Gibson



    Abner Clark Gibson


    Katie Gibson



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+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 2

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 14

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 22

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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)

  • Mary Clark in household of Abner Clark, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Clark in household of Abner B Clark, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Gibson in household of Thomas Gibson, "United States Census, 1870"

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