William Francis " Frank" Clark

Male12 June 1868–12 January 1951

Brief Life History of William Francis " Frank"

When William Francis " Frank" Clark was born on 12 June 1868, in Cottonwood Falls, Chase, Kansas, United States, his father, Robert Shelburn Russell, was 28 and his mother, Melissa Ann Colton, was 19. He married Norma Eugenia Thoroughman on 11 June 1902, in Trinidad, Las Animas, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 16 Hicks, Las Animas, Colorado, United States in 1920. He died on 12 January 1951, in Denver, Colorado, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson, Colorado, United States.

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William Francis " Frank" Clark
Bessie Phyllis Caldwell
Marriage: 25 July 1912
Willliam Francis Clark
Bessie Phyllis Clark

Sources (14)

  • William F Clark, "United States 1950 Census"
  • William F Clark, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"
  • Frank Clark, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 July 1912Walsenburg, Huerfano, Colorado, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 2

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    1876 · Colorado becomes a State

    Age 8

    On Aug 1, 1876, The United States Congress passed an act making the Territory of Colorado the 38th state.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 22

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    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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