Ezra Thompson Clark

Male23 November 1823–17 October 1901

Brief Life History of Ezra Thompson

When Ezra Thompson Clark was born on 23 November 1823, in Lawrenceville, Lawrence, Illinois, United States, his father, Timothy Baldwin Clark, was 45 and his mother, Polly Keeler, was 37. He married Mary Stevenson on 18 May 1845, in Lee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 17 October 1901, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Farmington City Cemetery, Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ezra Thompson Clark
Susan Leggett
Marriage: 8 November 1861
Seymour Thompson Clark
Annie Vilate Clark
Sarah Lavina Clark
David Patten Clark
Alice Susan Bell Clark
John Alexander Clark
Eugene Henry Clark
Nathan George Clark
Marion Franklin Clark
Laura Blanche Clark
Horace Wells Clark

Sources (103)

  • 1850 United States Census for Ezra Thompson Clark & Mary Stevenson
  • Ezra T Clark in entry for Hyrum D Clark and Mary Alice Robinson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Ezra T Clark in entry for Timothy Baldwin Clark, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 November 1861Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 2

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

    Age 10

    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.


    Age 23

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Autobiography of Mary Stevenson Clark

    My Father, Joseph Stevenson, was born at Ashby, Folirl, Barsly, Leicestershire, England, 15 October 1787. He died in Michigan Territory in 1831, aged 44 years. He married Miss Elisabeth Stevens in L …

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