Charles Otto Clark

1895–1972 (Age 76)
Monroe, Iowa, United States

The Life of Charles Otto

When Charles Otto Clark was born on 28 November 1895, in Monroe, Iowa, United States, his father, Adam L Clark, was 21 and his mother, Hestella Edgington, was 21. He married Nellie Morgan on 14 July 1924. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Ferndale, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Hiteman, Monroe, Iowa, United States in 1935. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 4 January 1972, in Albia, Monroe, Iowa, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Oak View Cemetery, Albia, Monroe, Iowa, United States.

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Charles Otto Clark
Nellie Morgan
Marriage: 14 July 1924
Marion Yvonne Clark
Ruth Elaine Clark
Lorraine Beth Clark

Spouse & Children

14 July 1924
Albia, Monroe, Iowa, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Male1874–1955Male

  • Hestella Edgington




  • Male1895–1972Male

  • Bacil Eugene Clark


  • Raymond Cleon Clark


  • Harry Elmer Clark


  • Beula May Clark


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 8

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Otto Clark, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Otto C Clark in household of Adam L Clark, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charl* O Clark in household of Adam L Clark, "United States Census, 1900"

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