Otis Arnold Leach Clark

13 December 1904–8 February 1996 (Age 91)
Brimfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Otis Arnold Leach

When Otis Arnold Leach Clark was born on 13 December 1904, in Brimfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Edgar G Clark, was 32 and his mother, Lucretia Janette Leach, was 31. He lived in Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States in 1910 and Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. He died on 8 February 1996, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 91.

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Edgar G Clark
Lucretia Janette Leach
Otis Arnold Leach Clark

Parents and Siblings

    Edgar G Clark


    Lucretia Janette Leach




World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 2

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Otis A Clark in household of Edgar A Clark, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Otis A L Clark in household of Edger G Clark, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Otis A L Clark in household of Edgar G Clark, "United States Census, 1930"

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