George Clark

8 July 1826–26 May 1902 (Age 75)
Somercotes, Derbyshire, England

The Life Summary of George

When George Clark was born on 8 July 1826, in Somercotes, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Clark, was 38 and his mother, Martha England, was 34. He married Catherine Gascoigne on 26 August 1850, in Alfreton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States for about 30 years. He died on 26 May 1902, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Clark
Catherine Gascoigne
Marriage: 26 August 1850
Frederic Charles Clark
Sarah Ann Clark
Mary Ellen Clark
Charlotte Clark
Willard Oliver Clark
George Alfred Clark
James Alvin Clark

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 August 1850Alfreton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 7
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 20
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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 George Clark

    George Clark (1826-1902) Biography of George Clark, my great-grandfather written in 1928 by Mildred Belle Clark (1914-2002), daughter of George Ernest Clark, Sr. George Clark was born of goodly …

    Sources (54)

    • George Clark, "United States Census, 1900"
    • George Clark in entry for Mary Ellen Clark Okey, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • G Clark in household of Josep Clark, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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