Ezra James Clark

29 March 1846–14 July 1868 (Age 22)
Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Ezra James

When Ezra James Clark was born on 29 March 1846, in Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, Ezra Thompson CLARK, SR., was 22 and his mother, Mary S. Stevenson, was 20. He lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1850 and Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States in 1865. He died on 14 July 1868, in Fonda, Mohawk, Montgomery, New York, United States, at the age of 22, and was buried in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Ezra Thompson CLARK, SR.
Mary S. Stevenson
Ezra James Clark
Timothy Baldwin Clark
Mary Elizabeth Clark
William Henry Clark
Joseph Smith Clark Sr
Hyrum Don Carlos Clark
Edward Barrett Clark
Charles Rich Clark
Wilford Woodruff Clark
Amasa Lyman Clark
David Patten Clark

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1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made
Age 1
The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.
Age 4
Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
1855 · First schoolhouse built
Age 9
A schoolhouse was built on 4th North and Main Street.

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 Mary Stevenson Clark

My Father, Joseph Stevenson, was born at Ashby, Folirl, Barsly, Leicestershire, England, 15 October 1787. He died in Michigan Territory in 1831, aged 44 years. He married Miss Elisabeth Stevens in L …

Sources (23)

  • Ezra Clark in household of Ezra J Clark, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ezra J Clark in household of Ezra T Clark, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ezra James Clark, Elder, "Utah, Latter-Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia"

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