Clara Clark

1875–14 December 1959 (Age 85)
Stanwick, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Clara

When Clara Clark was born in 1875, in Stanwick, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Clark, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Phoebe Rye, was 26. She married William Lorenzo Turner on 18 November 1891, in Logan, Cache, Utah Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 11, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 14 December 1959, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Lorenzo Turner
Clara Clark
Marriage: 18 November 1891
Hazel Clara Turner
Vila Turner
Regnal Margetts Turner
Melba Quovadis Turner
Enid Turner
Baby Boy Turner
Betty Jo Turner

Spouse and Children

18 November 1891
Logan, Cache, Utah Territory, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 0

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 5

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 23

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a scribe or secretary, originally a member of a minor religious order who undertook such duties. The word clerc denoted a member of a religious order, from Old English cler(e)c ‘priest’, reinforced by Old French clerc. Both are from Late Latin clericus, from Greek klērikos, a derivative of klēros ‘inheritance’, ‘legacy’, with reference to the priestly tribe of Levites ( see Levy ) ‘whose inheritance was the Lord’. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established. In the Middle Ages it was virtually only members of religious orders who learned to read and write, so that the term clerk came to denote any literate man.

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

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Story Highlight

Autobiography of Lois Lorene Turner McCormick

November 25, 1977 I, Lois Lorene Turner McCormick, was born November 10, 1903 at 549 West 6400 South Murray, Utah to Henry Heber Turner and Nellie Louise Smith Turner. Mother said that the first snow …

Sources (3)

  • Clara Clark in household of George Clark, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Clara Turner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clara Turner in household of William L Turner, "United States Census, 1930"

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