Mary Elizabeth Clark

Female13 March 1873–4 November 1961

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Clark was born on 13 March 1873, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, her father, Timothy Baldwin Clark, was 25 and her mother, Lucy Augusta Rice, was 23. She married Orrin Orlando Barrus on 10 January 1895, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Fairview, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States in 1920 and Logan Election Precinct, Cache, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 4 November 1961, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orrin Orlando Barrus
Mary Elizabeth Clark
Marriage: 10 January 1895
Leone Augusta Barrus
Harriet Thelma Barrus
Orlando Clark Barrus
Zina Cloene Barrus
Sterling Clark Barrus
Lera Barrus
Thayer Clark Barrus
Ruth Barrus
Merle Barrus

Sources (96)

  • Mary C Barrus in household of Orlando Barrus, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Mary G Clark in entry for Jay Reed Lance and Zina Cloene Barrus, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Mary E Clark Barrus, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 January 1895Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 2

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1877 · Logan's First Stake is Formed

    Age 4

    Eighteen years after the first ward was established and the population of the valley increased exponentially, the first Stake was established.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 23

    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.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Orlando Clark Barrus

    Orlando Clark Barrus is my mom's (Lera Barrus Merritt) brother. Mom told me how she stepped forward to help Grandpa Barrus in the fields so Clark could go on his mission. She loved spending time wit …

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