Catherine Clark

Brief Life History of Catherine

When Catherine Clark was born on 7 September 1851, in Colchester, Essex, England, United Kingdom, her father, Daniel Clark, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Gower, was 32. She married David Coolbear on 21 December 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Barking, Essex, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 12 June 1922, in Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States.

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David Coolbear
Catherine Clark
Marriage: 21 December 1868
David William Coolbear
Elizabeth Emeline Coolbear
Kate Janette Coolbear
John Alvin Coolbear
Lillian May Coolbear
George Raymond Coolbear
Fred Ivin Coolbear
Ernest Leroy Coolbear
Pearl Coolbear
Cora Mable Coolbear
Leone Coolbear

Sources (38)

  • Catharine Colby, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Catherine Clark on Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961
  • Sara Jane Clark Coolbear, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries: 1860: Millard, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Millard, Utah, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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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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 …

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