Levira Clark

30 July 1815–1 January 1883 (Age 67)
Livonia, Livonia, Livingston, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Levira

When Levira Clark was born on 30 July 1815, in Livonia, Livonia, Livingston, New York, United States, her father, Gardner Clark, was 24 and her mother, Delecta Farrar, was 19. She married Samuel Harrison Smith on 3 May 1841, in Scott, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She died on 1 January 1883, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Harrison Smith
1808–1844
Levira Clark
1815–1883
Marriage: 3 May 1841
Levira Annette Clark Smith
1842–1888
Lovisa Clark Smith
1843–1843
Lucy Jane Clark Smith
1844–1844

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 May 1841Scott, Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    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. 
    1821
    Age 6
    On 23 February 1821, Livingston County, New York was formed from Ontario and Genesee Counties. The county was named in honor of Chancellor Robert R. Livingston, who helped draft the Declaration of Independence and negotiated the Louisiana Purchase.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 21
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Clarke
    Clerk
    Clerkin
    Calarco
    Clerc
    Clarkson

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    Chronology of Samuel Harrison Smith

    CHRONOLOGY OF SAMUEL HARRISON SMITH Birth - March 13, 1808 at Tunbridge, Vermont. Fourth son of Joseph Smith, Jr., and Lucy Mack Smith: We [Lucy and Joseph Smith Sr.] moved thence to Tunbridge. He …

    Sources (30)

    • Lavira Smith in household of Samuel West, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Lavira Clarke, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"
    • Ann Amy in entry for Oscar A Amy, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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