When Richard Hone Clark was born on 3 June 1916, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Herald Ray Clark, was 25 and his mother, Mable Hone, was 21. He married Beth Estelle Olsen on 5 September 1946. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States in 1950. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 2 September 1985, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.
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 .
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