John Woolley Clark

16 October 1890–3 May 1983 (Age 92)
Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States

The Life of John Woolley

When John Woolley Clark was born on 16 October 1890, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, his father, Joshua Reuben Clark Sr, was 49 and his mother, Mary Louisa Woolley, was 42. He married Elizabeth Ellen Holton on 1 February 1935, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1917. In 1935, at the age of 45, his occupation is listed as school teacher in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States. He died on 3 May 1983, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Woolley Clark
1890–1983
Elizabeth Ellen Holton
1906–1992
Marriage: 1 February 1935
Kathleen Clark
1939–2020

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 February 1935
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    Kathleen Clark

    Female1939–2020Female

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 6

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.
1915 · Dinosaur National Monument

Age 25

Dinosaur National Monument is a park that contains over 800 paleontological sites and fossils. It was declared a National Monument on October 4, 1915.

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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Story Highlight

Joshua R. Clark's mission call

The Mission Call of Joshua R. Clark (b. 1840– d. 1929) [The following excerpts were taken from the journal of Joshua R. Clark. I have included some of the context of his life in order for the rea …

Sources (3)

  • John Woolley Clark in household of Joshua Rueben Clark, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • John Jr Clark in household of Joshua Rucker Clark, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • John Woolley Clark in household of Mary Louisa Woolley, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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