James Allison Clark

November 1850–31 August 1919 (Age 68)
Muncy, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of James Allison

When James Allison Clark was born in November 1850, in Muncy, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Twinin Clark, was 32 and his mother, Mary Gregor Painton, was 26. He married Hannah Kennedy on 31 March 1876, in Howard, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Franklin Township, Allamakee, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Belfast Township, Murray, Minnesota, United States in 1910. He died on 31 August 1919, at the age of 68, and was buried in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States.

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James Allison Clark
Hannah Kennedy
Marriage: 31 March 1876
William Twinion Clark
Margaret Clark
John R Clark
Mary Alice Clark
Ann Louisa Clark

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 March 1876Howard, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 7
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 20
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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    Sources (13)

    • James Clark, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
    • James Clark in entry for William Clark, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"
    • James Clark in household of William Clark, "United States Census, 1870"

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