Mavis Caroline Clark

Female1912–13 January 2000

Brief Life History of Mavis Caroline

Mavis Caroline Clark was born in 1912, in South Australia, Australia. She married Andrew Wallace Max Rich in 1928, in South Australia, Australia. She died on 13 January 2000, in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, at the age of 88, and was buried in Enfield, South Australia, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Wallace Max Rich
1909–1988
Mavis Caroline Clark
1912–2000
Marriage: 1928

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  • Mavis Caroline Rich in 1939 Australia Electoral Rolls

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1928South Australia, Australia
  • World Events (8)

    1914

    Age 2

    August: Australia becomes involved in World War One as Britain is preparing to declare war on Germany.

    1918

    Age 6

    Australian troops sent to fight in South African War.

    1939

    Age 27

    Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.

    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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