John Delano Clark

23 November 1912–18 March 1998 (Age 85)
California, United States

The Life Summary of John Delano

When John Delano Clark was born on 23 November 1912, in California, United States, his father, Wilson Delano Clark, was 25 and his mother, Frances Bell, was 25. He had at least 2 daughters with Elaine Webley Morgan. He lived in San Jose Judicial Township, Santa Clara, California, United States in 1940 and Contra Costa, California, United States in 1950. He died on 18 March 1998, in Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in El Cerrito, Falcón, Venezuela.

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John Delano Clark
Elaine Webley Morgan
Joan Lee Clark
Barbara Anne Clark

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World Events (8)

Age 1
A strike led by silk mill workers in Paterson, New Jersey. The primary demands of the strike were focused on improved quality of working conditions and establishing an eight-hour workday limit. Two protestors were killed during the strike, and over 1,850 workers were arrested. The strike ultimately ended in failure, due to the manufacturers' inability to accept the demands of the strikes.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary
Age 22
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. 
1935 · The FBI is Established
Age 23
The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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 (8)

  • John Clark, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John D Clark in household of Wilson D Clark, "New Jersey State Census, 1915"
  • John D Clark, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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