Martha Jane Clark

Female1 January 1848–13 December 1848

Brief Life History of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Clark was born on 1 January 1848, in Fredonia, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John William Clark, was 41 and her mother, Eliza Russell, was 30. She died on 13 December 1848, in her hometown, at the age of 0, and was buried in Fairview Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John William Clark
1806–1873
Eliza Russell
1817–1906
Sarah Ann Clark
1838–1910
Mary Catherine Clark
1844–1907
Elizabeth Rachel "Lizzie" Clark
1845–1905
Martha Jane Clark
1848–1848
Isabel C. "Belle" Clark
1850–1930
John Russell Clark
1856–1913
George Abbott "Abb" Clark
1859–1929

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  • Martha Jane Clark, "Find A Grave Index"

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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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