Helen Marr Clark

17 July 1829–5 December 1917 (Age 88)
Fabius, Onondaga, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Helen Marr

When Helen Marr Clark was born on 17 July 1829, in Fabius, Onondaga, New York, United States, her father, Russell Kilburn Clark, was 34 and her mother, Elizabeth Towne, was 25. She married Thomas Callister on 16 December 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 5 December 1917, in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Thomas Callister
Helen Marr Clark
Marriage: 16 December 1845
Helen Mar Callister
Elizabeth Ann Callister
Catherine Eliza Callister
Thomas Clark Callister
Sarah Melissa Callister
Isabella Callister
Margaret Jane Callister
Daniel Porter Callister
Susan Delilah Callister
Russell Kilbourne Callister
John Warren Callister
Zina Prescinda Callister

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  • Marriage
    16 December 1845Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 10
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 27
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    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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    Autobiography of Thomas CALLISTER

    HISTORY OF THOMAS CALLISTER (wife, Helen Marr Clark) By Himself Thomas, the son of John and Catherine Murphy Callister was born on the Isle of Man, July 8th, 1821. He was baptized into the C …

    Sources (46)

    • Caroline Callister in household of Thomas Callister, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Helen M Clark in entry for Thomas Clark Callister and Marie Kirstine Nelson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Helen Marr Clark in entry for Catherine Eliza Callister Hatton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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