John Clark

24 October 1876–13 October 1964 (Age 87)
Rice, Kansas, United States

The Life of John

John Clark was born on 24 October 1876, in Rice, Kansas, United States as the son of Alexander Clark. He married Sylvia Gertrude Garrett on 19 June 1899, in Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Halden Township, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States in 1910. He died on 13 October 1964, in San Pablo, Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

John Clark
Sylvia Gertrude Garrett
Marriage: 19 June 1899
George Alexander Clark
Laurel Mae Clark
Geneva A. Clark
Allyn Amos Clark
Marjorie C. Clark
Kenneth Clark

Spouse and Children


    Sylvia Gertrude Garrett


19 June 1899
Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States



    Laurel Mae Clark


    Geneva A. Clark



    Marjorie C. Clark


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Clark




World Events (8)

1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 1

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 24

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

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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Sources (3)

  • John Clark, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Clark in entry for Allyn A Clark, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • John Clark in entry for Laurel Clark, "South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2016"

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