Francis Louis Clarke

Brief Life History of Francis Louis

When Francis Louis Clarke was born on 20 November 1896, in Eden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Francis Clarke Jr, was 27 and his mother, Mary Alice Lindsay, was 27. He married Katie Lavern Gardner on 17 January 1917, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Eden Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 20 September 1969, in North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in South Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Louis Clarke
1896–1969
Katie Lavern Gardner
1897–1975
Marriage: 17 January 1917
Lou Jean Clarke
1922–2011
Betty Rae Clarke
1925–2010
Ned Francis Clark
1929–2017
Lida Beth Clarke
1937–2001

Sources (35)

  • Lordis Clarke in household of Francis Clarke, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Francis Louis Clark, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"
  • Francis Louis Clark, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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World Events (8)

1897 · The Utah State Historical Society

The Utah State Historical Society was, founded in 1897 and now part of the Government of Utah's Division of State History. It encourages the research, study, and publication of Utah history. It also publishes a history journal named the Utah Historical Quarterly. The Utah State Historical Society has grown to several thousand members and has published over 300 issues of the Utah Historical Quarterly.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Clark .

History: This name was brought independently to New England by many bearers from the 17th century onward. Nicholas Clarke was one of the founders of Hartford, CT (coming from Cambridge, MA with Thomas Hooker) in 1635.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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