Zurelda Mae Clark

2 June 1922–8 May 2003 (Age 80)
Chaneysville, Southampton Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Zurelda Mae

When Zurelda Mae Clark was born on 2 June 1922, in Chaneysville, Southampton Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Thomas Lewis Clark, was 24 and her mother, Vesta Hildred Grace Trail, was 21. She married John H Dishong Jr. on 12 September 1942, in Frederick, Virginia, United States. She lived in Southampton Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930 and Monroe Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 8 May 2003, in Everett, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Everett, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John H Dishong Jr.
Zurelda Mae Clark
Marriage: 12 September 1942

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12 September 1942
Frederick, Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 1

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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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Sources (3)

  • Gurelda Clark in household of Thomas L Clark, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Zurelda M Clark in household of Thomas L Clark, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Zurelda May Clark, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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