William Oglesby Clark

25 June 1817–7 November 1912 (Age 95)
Madison, Madison Township, Jefferson, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of William Oglesby

When William Oglesby Clark was born on 25 June 1817, in Madison, Madison Township, Jefferson, Indiana, United States, his father, Timothy Baldwin Clark, was 39 and his mother, Mary "Polly" Keeler, was 31. He married Julia Ruhamah Applebee on 22 January 1844, in Ottawa, LaSalle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Drytown, Amador, California, United States in 1880 and Judicial Township 5, Amador, California, United States in 1910. He died on 7 November 1912, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery, Sonoma, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Oglesby Clark
Julia Ruhamah Applebee
Marriage: 22 January 1844
Son Clark
William O. Clark
Mary P. Clark
Arthur Clark
Horace Eugene Clark
Mary Clark
Lucian Hawley Clark
Julia Clark
Horace Orkney Clark

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 January 1844Ottawa, LaSalle, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis
    Age 8
    The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
    Age 29
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Story Highlight

    William Oglesby Clark in Amador Co California

    Through his long connection with the interests of Amador County William O. Clark has so lived as to win universal respect and consideration from his fellow men. He now resides on hi …

    Sources (21)

    • William O Clark, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Wm O Clark, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • William O Clark, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

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