Alfred Clark

21 June 1818–10 January 1878 (Age 59)
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Alfred

When Alfred Clark was born on 21 June 1818, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert E Clarke, was 24 and his mother, Sarah Atkins, was 21. He married Hannah Waterfield on 1 January 1844, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Leicester St Nicholas, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 10 January 1878, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Clark
Hannah Waterfield
Marriage: 1 January 1844
William Henry Clark Sr.
Roseanna Clark
Samuel Clark
Mary Ann Clark Stephens
Joseph Clark
Sarah Clark
John Clark
Sarah Clark
Emma Clark
Louise Emma Clark
Alfred Clark

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  • Marriage
    1 January 1844Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 15
    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.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 18
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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    Emigrant's Stories

    Alfred Clark, Son of Robert Clark and Sarah Atkins, both of Leicester. Leicestershire, England, were emigrants in 1866 to Salt Lake Valley. Robert was the oldest of six, children. He was born the 21 …

    Sources (32)

    • Albert Clark, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Alfred Clark in entry for Mary Ann Clark Stephens, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Alfred Clarke in household of Robert Clarke, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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