James Clark

27 October 1881–April 1966 (Age 84)
Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Clark was born on 27 October 1881, in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Clark, was 45 and his mother, Agnes Roxborough, was 37. He lived in Gunnison, Colorado, United States in 1900 and Election Precinct 4 Baldwin, Gunnison, Colorado, United States in 1910. He died in April 1966, in Crested Butte, Gunnison, Colorado, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Crested Butte, Gunnison, Colorado, United States.

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Joseph Clark
Agnes Roxborough
Joseph Roxbury Clark
Margaret Clark
Agnes Clark
Mary Clark
Alexander Clark
James Clark

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1885 · Creation of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Age 4

The post of Secretary for Scotland was established in 1885 after the need arose after establishing different departments for the benefit of the communities.

Age 23

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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)

  • James Clark in household of Agnes Clark, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Clark in household of Agnes Clark, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Clark, "United States Census, 1940"

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