Willard Oliver Clark

14 January 1862–22 August 1863 (Age 1)
Pinxton, Derbyshire, England

The Life Summary of Willard Oliver

When Willard Oliver Clark was born on 14 January 1862, in Pinxton, Derbyshire, England, his father, George Clark, was 35 and his mother, Catherine Gascoigne, was 33. He died on 22 August 1863, in Utah, United States, at the age of 1, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Clark
1826–1902
Catherine Gascoigne
1828–1901
Frederic Charles Clark
1851–1936
Sarah Ann Clark
1853–1936
Mary Ellen Clark
1856–1935
Charlotte Clark
1859–1859
Willard Oliver Clark
1862–1863
George Alfred Clark
1864–1867
James Alvin Clark
1869–1872

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World Events (2)

1863
Age 1
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 1
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.

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 (4)

  • Willard O Clark, "Utah, Cemetery Abstracts"
  • Willard Oliver Clark, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Willard Oliver Clark, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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