Beulah Elaine Clark

Female3 November 1925–14 October 2021

Brief Life History of Beulah Elaine

When Beulah Elaine Clark was born on 3 November 1925, in Littlerock, Thurston, Washington, United States, her father, Andrew Jackson Clark, was 41 and her mother, Mary Wilhelmine Van Arsdale, was 16. She married John K King about 1952, in Washington, United States. She lived in Kitsap, Washington, United States in 1930 and Kingston Election Precinct, Kitsap, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 14 October 2021, in Puyallup, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 95.

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James Vincent Fox
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Sources (9)

  • B Elaine Clark in household of Andrew J Clark, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Beulah Elaine Clark, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"
  • James V Fox, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.


Age 15

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind gusts came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.


Age 25

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English clerk, clark ‘clerk, cleric, writer’ (Old French clerc; see Clerc ). The original sense was ‘man in a religious order, cleric, clergyman’. As all writing and secretarial work in medieval Christian Europe was normally done by members of the clergy, the term clerk came to mean ‘scholar, secretary, recorder, or penman’ as well as ‘cleric’. As a surname, it was particularly common for one who had taken only minor holy orders. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established.

Irish (Westmeath, Mayo): in Ireland the English surname was frequently adopted, partly by translation for Ó Cléirigh; see Cleary .

Americanized form of Dutch De Klerk or Flemish De Clerck or of variants of these names, and possibly also of French Clerc . Compare Clerk 2 and De Clark .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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