Samuel Clark

2 November 1823–2 May 1885 (Age 61)
Alfreton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Samuel

When Samuel Clark was born on 2 November 1823, in Alfreton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Clark, was 35 and his mother, Martha England, was 31. He married Mary Ann Hoyland on 4 May 1845, in Pentrich, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 2 May 1885, in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Coalville Cemetery, Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Clark
Mary Ann Hoyland
Marriage: 4 May 1845
Walter Clark
Samuel Joseph Clark
Martha Clark
James Clark
Joseph R. Clark
William Clark
Mary Clark
Jemima Clark
Mary Ann Clark
James O Clark
Harriet Clark
George Henry Clark

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 May 1845Pentrich, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 10
    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 23
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 195819;2007: 410027; 2010: 562679)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 .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    History of Samuel Clark (1823-1885) & Mary Hoyland Clark (1825-1902)

    Samuel and Mary Hoyland Clark by Jennie Bishop Greenwood (1914-2000) KWXC-1DP, great granddaughter Samuel Clark, the son of James Clark and Martha England, was born November 2, 1823 at Somercotes, D …

    Sources (41)

    • Samuel Clark, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Samuel Clark in entry for George Henry Clark and Marie Christina Strong, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Unkn in entry for George Henry Clark, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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