Franklin Clark

12 May 1859–12 February 1945 (Age 85)
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Franklin

When Franklin Clark was born on 12 May 1859, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Edward Watkins Clark Sr., was 38 and his mother, Louisa Mellor, was 18. He married Mary Elizabeth Neilson on 21 January 1883, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Spring Lake, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900 and Springville, Utah, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 12 February 1945, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Franklin Clark
1859–1945
Mary Elizabeth Neilson
1865–1928
Marriage: 21 January 1883
Franklin David Clark
1882–1970
Albert Carrolls Clark
1885–1918
David Edward Clark
1887–1887
Louis Charles Clark
1890–1943
Eva Marie Clark
1894–1980
Oliver Clyde Clark
1899–1965
Mamie Elizabeth Clark
1904–1988

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 January 1883Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1863
    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 4
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 23
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Clarke
    Clerk
    Clerkin
    Calarco
    Clerc
    Clarkson

    Sources (40)

    • Franklin Clark in entry for Mamie Elizabeth Clark, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Franklin Clark in household of Edward Clark, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Franklin Clark in entry for Jack V. Broadhurst and Mayne E. Clark, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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