Grace Nona Clark

8 February 1891–18 September 1978 (Age 87)
Truxton, Lincoln, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Grace Nona

When Grace Nona Clark was born on 8 February 1891, in Truxton, Lincoln, Missouri, United States, her father, Guy Ordnar Clark, was 28 and her mother, Dora Nancy Green, was 32. She married James Franklin Messinger on 14 February 1914, in Troy, Lincoln, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Montgomery, Missouri, United States in 1935 and Bear Creek Township, Montgomery, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 18 September 1978, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Bellflower, Montgomery, Missouri, United States.

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James Franklin Messinger
Grace Nona Clark
Marriage: 14 February 1914
James Duard Messinger
Dora Chapman Messinger

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  • Marriage
    14 February 1914Troy, Lincoln, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 5
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
    Age 13
    St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 25
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    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 (4)

    • Grace Clark in household of Guy O Clark, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Grace N Clark in entry for James F Messinger, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Grace Messinger in household of James F Messinger, "United States Census, 1940"

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