William Franklin Clark

9 November 1869–2 September 1961 (Age 91)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Franklin

When William Franklin Clark was born on 9 November 1869, in Tennessee, United States, his father, William Calvin Clark, was 36 and his mother, Nancy Jane Hail, was 25. He married Sarah Hettie Wrather on 19 February 1896, in Henry, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 4 Brinkley, Calloway, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Magisterial District 4, Graves, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He died on 2 September 1961, in Calloway, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Calloway, Kentucky, United States.

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William Franklin Clark
Sarah Hettie Wrather
Marriage: 19 February 1896
Ethel E. Clark
Aubrey Haville Clark
Coy Elmer Clark
Elna G. Clark

Spouse and Children

19 February 1896
Henry, Tennessee, United States


    Ethel E. Clark


    Aubrey Haville Clark


    Coy Elmer Clark


    Elna G. Clark


Parents and Siblings

    William Calvin Clark





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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 9

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

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.

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)

  • William F Clark, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Clark, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William F Clark in household of William Clark, "United States Census, 1870"

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