Rebecca Angeline Clark

13 March 1844–27 August 1917 (Age 73)
Colchester, Essex, England

The Life Summary of Rebecca Angeline

When Rebecca Angeline Clark was born on 13 March 1844, in Colchester, Essex, England, her father, Daniel Clark, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Gower, was 25. She married Thomas John Stayner on 22 November 1861, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Essex, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 27 August 1917, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas John Stayner
Rebecca Angeline Clark
Marriage: 22 November 1861
Charles Frederick Stayner
Alfred Pill Stayner
about 1878–about 1878
Walter Stayner
Cora Rebecca Stayner
Robinson A. Stayner
Lillian May Stayner
Ida Elizabeth Stayner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1861Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1855 · First schoolhouse built
    Age 11
    A schoolhouse was built on 4th North and Main Street.
    1864 · The first meetinghouse
    Age 20
    The first meetinghouse for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was dedicated in January.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Elizabeth Gower Clark life story

    ELIZABETH GOWER CLARK (Written in 1935 by her daughter-in-law Ethel Shirley Clark. For the material for this sketch I am indebted to the members of her family, especially to her daughter Ellen Vi …

    Sources (29)

    • Rebecca Clark in entry for Ida Evans, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Rebecca Clark in household of Daniel Clarke, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Rebecca A in entry for Walter Colley Stayner, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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