Clark Stillman

17 August 1827–12 December 1867 (Age 40)
Avon, Livingston, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Clark

When Clark Stillman was born on 17 August 1827, in Avon, Livingston, New York, United States, his father, Dexter Alpheus Stillman, was 23 and his mother, Barbara Redfield, was 19. He married Phoebe Lodema Merrill on 20 July 1846, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Fisher Township, Fremont, Iowa, United States in 1860. He died on 12 December 1867, in Clitherall, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Clitherall, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clark Stillman
Amelia Ann Sperry
Marriage: 19 February 1851
Alpheus Morgan Stillman
Harriet Lovissa Stillman
Bainbridge Lauret Stillman
Ann M Stillman
Charles H Stillman
Barbara L. Stillman
Cynthia Asenath Stillman
Albert Zina Stillman

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  • Marriage
    19 February 1851
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    World Events (7)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    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.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 3
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    Age 19
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Stillmann: variant of Still .Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname or artificial name from German still ‘calm, quiet’ + Mann ‘man’ (Yiddish shtil + man).English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stile or steep ascent, from Middle English stile, stigel, stighel, steghel ‘stile; steep ascent’ (Old English stigel, stigol) + -man. See also Stile and compare Stiller .

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Clark Stillman, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Clark Stillman in entry for Alphens Stillman, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"
    • Clark Stillman in household of Dexter Stillman, "United States Census, 1850"

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