Arthur Benjamin Clark

22 March 1854–26 July 1917 (Age 63)
Barking, Essex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Arthur Benjamin

When Arthur Benjamin Clark was born on 22 March 1854, in Barking, Essex, England, his father, Daniel Clark, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Gower, was 35. He married Helen Margaret Ross on 7 December 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1864 and lived in Richville, Morgan, Utah, United States in 1880 and Freedom, Uinta, Wyoming, United States in 1900. In 1907, at the age of 53, his occupation is listed as traveling dentist. He died on 26 July 1917, in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Grove City Cemetery, Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Benjamin Clark
Mary Catrena Rasmussen
Marriage: 12 September 1878
Alma Benjamin Clark
George Hammond Clark
Mary Evelyn Clark
Lucius Clark
Marion Clark
Parley Gower Clark
Orlan Walter Clark
Leroy Beebe Clark
Leslie Clark
Lawrence David Clark
Nephi Alfred Clark
Relia Clark
Grace Ana Clark

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 September 1878Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1855 · London's First Pillar Box
    Age 1
    The pillar box is a form of mailbox. Until 1855, people would have to walk the distance to go to the post office in order to send mail.
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 18
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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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    Stories about Charles William Penrose, from the Clark family and others

    [Note: These are excerpts from Clark family records, and other sources, concerning Charles William Penrose, who was the LDS Missionary who taught the Gospel to the family of Daniel and Elizabeth Gowe …

    Sources (105)

    • Arthur Benj Clark in entry for Clayton Clark, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • 1870 United States Census for Arthur Benjamin Clark (Step-son) in household of John Wood (Step-father) & Elizabeth Gower Clark Wood
    • Arthur B in entry for Leroy Beebe Clark and Zina Scott, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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