Nathan Ford Clark

Brief Life History of Nathan Ford

When Nathan Ford Clark was born on 31 May 1899, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, Nathan George Clark Sr, was 23 and his mother, Esther Lauretta Ford, was 20. He married Andrea Montess Brimhall on 20 July 1923, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He immigrated to Vermont, United States in 1940 and lived in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, United States in 1950. He died on 3 July 1978, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, United States.

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Nathan Ford Clark
Andrea Montess Brimhall
Marriage: 20 July 1923
June Brimhall Clark
Norma Jean Clark

Sources (47)

  • Nathan F. Clark, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Hawaii, Standard Certificate of Birth for Norma Jean Clark (1928-2002)
  • Nathan Ford Clark, "Hawaii, Marriages, 1826-1954"

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1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1908 · Vance Auditorium

Vance Auditorium opened on February 14, 1908. The auditorium was built by John Thomas Vance. The auditorium was used for community gatherings such as dances and political speeches. Eleven years later, Vance sold the auditorium to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and renamed the building to the Mezona, a combination of the words Mesa and Arizona.


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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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