Elizabeth Francis Clark

17 September 1840–25 June 1872 (Age 31)
Colchester, Essex, England

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Francis

When Elizabeth Francis Clark was born on 17 September 1840, in Colchester, Essex, England, her father, Daniel Clark, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Gower, was 21. She married Ebenezer Caleb Crouch on 7 June 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in St Mary Magdalen, Sussex, England, United Kingdom in 1841. She died on 25 June 1872, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Caleb Crouch
1820–1872
Elizabeth Francis Clark
1840–1872
Marriage: 7 June 1862
Emeline Crouch
1866–1947
Charles Edwin Crouch
1868–1951
William Arthur Crouch
1870–1945

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 June 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (7)

    1843
    Age 3
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1846
    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 14
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Clarke
    Clerk
    Clerkin
    Calarco
    Clerc
    Clarkson

    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 (32)

    • Elizabet Clark in household of Elizabeth Clark, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Elizabeth Clark in entry for Emeline Crouch Wood, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Elizabeth Clarke in household of Daniel Clarke, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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