Amasa Lyman Clark

6 June 1865–25 May 1968 (Age 102)
Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Amasa Lyman

When Amasa Lyman Clark was born on 6 June 1865, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, Ezra Thompson CLARK, SR., was 41 and his mother, Mary S. Stevenson, was 39. He married Alice Charlotte Steed on 16 December 1885, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 25 May 1968, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 102, and was buried in Farmington City Cemetery, Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Amasa Lyman Clark
Susan Jane Duncan
Marriage: 29 March 1897
Julian Duncan Clark
Phyllis Clark
Nell Clark
Dale Duncan Clark
Lewis Duncan Clark

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 March 1897Davis, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 1
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
    1878 · Children's Primary Association
    Age 13
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints organized the Children's Primary Association in Farmington on August 11. The first meeting was held in what is now known as Rock Church.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 31
    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.

    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

    Ezra T’s Testimony Highlighted Temple Meeting

    Pres. Wilford Woodruff turned to his old friend Ezra Thompson Clark to add testimony to a special meeting in the temple, held just a week before the Salt Lake City Temple was dedicated. The Farmingto …

    Sources (63)

    • Amasa L Clark in entry for Clark, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Amasa Lyman Clark, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • A L Clark in entry for Julian D Clark and La Rue Mowery, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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