Mary Ellen Clark

12 September 1856–16 December 1935 (Age 79)
Pinxton, Derbyshire, England

The Life Summary of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Clark was born on 12 September 1856, in Pinxton, Derbyshire, England, her father, George Clark, was 30 and her mother, Catherine Gascoigne, was 28. She married Edwin Okey Jr. on 19 January 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States for about 40 years. She died on 16 December 1935, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Alpine Cemetery, Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Okey Jr.
Mary Ellen Clark
Marriage: 19 January 1874
Harriet Ada Okey
Catherine Okey
Mary Ruth Okey
Charlotte Ellen Okey
Sarah Adelaide Okey
George Edwin Okey
Lucy Elizabeth Okey
Harvey Clark Okey
Lavina Okey
Martha Hortense Oakey
Lester Clark Okey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 January 1874Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 7
    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.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 25
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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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    Biography of Mary Ellen Clark Okey - Utah Pioneer 1863

    Biography of Mary Ellen Clark Okey - Utah Pioneer 1863 Submitted by Thelma N. Smith Camp Mountainville, Alpine Utah, Daughters of the Utah Pioneer In writing a history of my life that you, my …

    Sources (29)

    • Mary E Okey, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Mary E Okey in entry for Lester Okey and Domatile Adamson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Mary Ellen Clark in entry for Lester C. Okey, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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