Martha Josephine Clark

Brief Life History of Martha Josephine

When Martha Josephine Clark was born on 8 June 1917, in Fallon, Churchill, Nevada, United States, her father, Frank Moorman Clark, was 23 and her mother, Josephine N Smith, was 22. She married Thomas Earnest Dicker on 24 December 1935, in Alameda, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Porterville Judicial Township, Tulare, California, United States in 1940 and Fresno, Fresno, California, United States for about 1 years. She died on 23 December 2001, at the age of 84.

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Thomas Earnest Dicker
1914–1998
Martha Josephine Clark
1917–2001
Marriage: 24 December 1935
Frank Albert Dicker
1937–

Sources (10)

  • Martha J Dicker, "United States Census, 1950"
  • Martha Clark, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Martha J Madsen, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

1941

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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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