Leonard Clark

1 July 1907–5 February 1998 (Age 90)
Carbondale, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Leonard

When Leonard Clark was born on 1 July 1907, in Carbondale, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Michael Francis Clark, was 35 and his mother, Ruth Pearce, was 30. He lived in Binghamton, Broome, New York, United States in 1920. He died on 5 February 1998, in Conklin, Broome, New York, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Binghamton, Broome, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Clark
Velma Esther Marks

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Michael Francis Clark


    Ruth Pearce




World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 10

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Age 24

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Leonard Clark in household of Ruth Clark, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leonard Clark, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • 1940 United States Federal Census

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