1892–28 June 1949 (Age 57) Ballingry, Fife, Scotland
The Life of Lilias Ford
When Lilias Ford Clark was born in 1892, in Ballingry, Fife, Scotland, her father, William Clark, was 28 and her mother, Lilias Ford, was 30. She died on 28 June 1949, in Cupar, Fife, Scotland, at the age of 57.
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.