George Franklin Clark

26 May 1893–7 February 1951 (Age 57)
Martins Ferry, Pease Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States

The Life of George Franklin

When George Franklin Clark was born on 26 May 1893, in Martins Ferry, Pease Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States, his father, James William Clark, was 25 and his mother, Susanna Matilda McGlumphy, was 22. He married Florence Maude Roblin on 2 August 1917, in Wellsburg, Brooke, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Pease Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States in 1910. He died on 7 February 1951, in Martins Ferry, Pease Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Martins Ferry, Pease Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States.

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George Franklin Clark
Florence Maude Roblin
Marriage: 2 August 1917
Lillian Clark S
Mary Clark L

Spouse and Children

2 August 1917
Wellsburg, Brooke, West Virginia, United States


    Lillian Clark S


    Mary Clark L


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 16

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • George D Clark in household of James W Clark, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George Franklin Clark, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • George Clark, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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