James Clarke

30 December 1824–15 March 1873 (Age 48)
Clifford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Clarke was born on 30 December 1824, in Clifford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Clarke, was 44 and his mother, Sarah Hill, was 30. He married Amelia Hardesty in 1850, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Bramham, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States in 1860. He died on 15 March 1873, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Clarke
Ellen Drew Gemmell
Marriage: 15 March 1862
James Hill Clarke
Sidney Tanner Clarke
Ann Lloyd Clarke
Jane Drew Clarke
Peter Gemmell Clarke

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 March 1862Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 9
    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.
    Age 19
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish: variant of Clark .History: This name was brought independently to New England by many bearers from the 17th century onward. Nicholas Clarke was one of the founders of Hartford, CT (coming from Cambridge, MA with Thomas Hooker) in 1635.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    James Clarke

    JAMES CLARKE James Clarke was born 18 July 1824 in Clifford, Bramham Parrish, Yorkshire, England to Samuel Clarke and Sarah Hill Clarke. He was taught the trade of carpenter and joiner while he was i …

    Sources (41)

    • James W Clark in entry for James H Jr Clark, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
    • James W Clark, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James in entry for James W. Clark and Emma F. Hames, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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