Robert Arthur Clark

Male8 August 1921–12 December 2001

Brief Life History of Robert Arthur

When Robert Arthur Clark was born on 8 August 1921, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States, his father, Arthur Edgley Clark, was 27 and his mother, Emma Elizabeth Harriet Sorgatz, was 29. He married Elizabeth Joan Wilson on 17 August 1946, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1930 and Otowi Post Office, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States for about 1 years. He died on 12 December 2001, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Rio Rancho, Sandoval, New Mexico, United States.

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Robert Arthur Clark
Elizabeth Joan Wilson
Marriage: 17 August 1946

Sources (20)

  • Robert Arthur Clark, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Robert Arthur Clark, "New Mexico, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Robert Arthur Clark, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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  • Marriage
    17 August 1946Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 2

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    1923 · Oil is Discovered on the Navajo Reservation

    Age 2

    Oil was discovered on the Navajo Reservation in the 1920's. The Navajos did not want to lease any of the land towards the exploration for oil and gas. They were soon made a deal that they would be hired for all unskilled work if they would lease the land and, reluctantly, they gave in. Albert Fall, a Senator from New Mexico and was extremely hostile towards Indian rights.

    1942 · The Japanese American internment

    Age 21

    Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

    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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