Hiram Clark Sr

22 September 1795–27 December 1853 (Age 58)
Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Hiram

When Hiram Clark Sr was born on 22 September 1795, in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, United States, his father, Luman Clark, was 24 and his mother, Pamelia Burke, was 23. He married Mary Fenno about 1818, in St. Lawrence, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Antwerp, Jefferson, New York, United States in 1830. He died on 27 December 1853, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Clark Sr
Thankful Gill
Marriage: about 1829
George Sakeman Clark
Horace Heber Clark
Louisa Clark
Alma Clark
Hiram Clark
Stephen Clark
Hiram Wallace Clark Jr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1829Antwerp, Antwerp, Jefferson, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York
    Age 2
    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 5
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    Age 17
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    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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    Sources (31)

    • Hiram Clark, "United States Census, 1830"
    • Hiram Clark, "United States Census, 1820"
    • Hiram Clark in entry for Hiram Clark, "California, Pioneer Migration Index, Compiled 1906-1935"

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