John Alexander Clark

28 February 1871–8 February 1895 (Age 23)
Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Alexander

When John Alexander Clark was born on 28 February 1871, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, Ezra Thompson CLARK, SR., was 47 and his mother, Susan Leggett, was 32. He died on 8 February 1895, in Haifa, Israel, at the age of 23, and was buried in Haifa, Israel.

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Ezra Thompson CLARK, SR.
Susan Leggett
Seymour Thompson Clark
Annie Vilate Clark
Sarah Lavina Clark
Alice Susan Bell Clark
John Alexander Clark
Eugene Henry Clark
Nathan George Clark
Marion Franklin Clark
Laura Blanche Clark
Horace Wells Clark

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park
Age 1
Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act
Age 1
A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1878 · Children's Primary Association
Age 7
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints organized the Children's Primary Association in Farmington on August 11. The first meeting was held in what is now known as Rock Church.

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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John Alexander Clark Missionary Story in Davis County Clipper

Davis County people played key roles in BYU Jerusalem center by John Buist Jun 01, 2010 | 1790 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print Little did we know as we were bo …

Sources (22)

  • John A Clark in household of Susan L Clark, "United States Census, 1880"
  • 1880 United States Census for Susan Leggett Clark
  • Reports of Deaths of American Citizens Abroad, 1835-1974

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