Walter Thomas "Tad" Clark

17 August 1891–22 January 1971 (Age 79)
Overbrook, Osage, Kansas, United States

The Life of Walter Thomas "Tad"

When Walter Thomas "Tad" Clark was born on 17 August 1891, in Overbrook, Osage, Kansas, United States, his father, William Clark, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Woodward, was 37. He married Aleatha Mae Tyner on 30 November 1916, in Overbrook, Osage, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 22 January 1971, in his hometown, at the age of 79, and was buried in Overbrook, Osage, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Thomas "Tad" Clark
Aleatha Mae Tyner
Marriage: 30 November 1916
Walter Tyner Clark
Norah Gwendolyn Clark
Marcelene Elizabeth "Betsy" Clark

Spouse and Children

30 November 1916
Overbrook, Osage, Kansas, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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 7

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Walter Clark in household of William Clark, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Walter Clark in household of William Clark, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Walter F Clark, "United States Census, 1940"

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