Edward Franklin Clark

Brief Life History of Edward Franklin

When Edward Franklin Clark was born on 14 September 1890, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, Edward Barrett Clark, was 31 and his mother, Wealthy Richards, was 29. He married Inez Aureta Potter on 28 April 1915, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Farmington Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States in 1940 and United States in 1949. He died on 13 November 1972, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Edward Franklin Clark
Inez Aureta Potter
Marriage: 28 April 1915
Darrell Edward Clark
Stanford E. Clark
Norman W Clark
Harlow J Clark
Preston Richards Clark

Sources (50)

  • Edward Franklin Clark, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Edward F. Clark, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Edward Franklin Clark, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

1896 · Utah Becomes a State

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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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MY MEMOIRS RECOLLECTIONS OF PIONEER LIFE IN BEAR LAKE VALLEY Written by Walter Edward Clark Chapter 1 FROM NEW HAVEN PLANTATION TO THE GEORGETOWN FARM For many years the counsel, “write a book of r …

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