Alice M Clark

1884–
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Alice M

Alice M Clark was born in 1884, in New York City, New York, United States. She married William Freeman on 22 June 1910, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States.

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William Freeman
1875–
Alice M Clark
1884–
Marriage: 22 June 1910

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 June 1910
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

World Events (3)

1886

Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 2

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 29

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

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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  • Alice M Clark, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Alice M Clark, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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