Marie R Clark

11 December 1916–20 June 1992 (Age 75)
Dowagiac, Cass, Michigan, United States

The Life of Marie R

When Marie R Clark was born on 11 December 1916, in Dowagiac, Cass, Michigan, United States, her father, Otis Lyle Clark, was 26 and her mother, Florence Hunsberger, was 24. She married Arthur Michael Traxler on 14 March 1936, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. She died on 20 June 1992, in Watervliet, Berrien, Michigan, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Coloma, Berrien, Michigan, United States.

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Arthur Michael Traxler
Marie R Clark
Marriage: 14 March 1936

Spouse and Children

14 March 1936
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Marie Traxler in household of Arthur Traxler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marie Clark in household of Otis Lyle Clark, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Marie R Clark, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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