Elizabeth Clark

4 April 1836–29 May 1864 (Age 28)
Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Clark was born on 4 April 1836, in Ontario, Canada, her father, John Clark, was 45 and her mother, Mary Cordelia Noddings, was 39. She married Isaac Groo on 29 March 1857, in President's Office, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 29 May 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Groo
1827–1895
Elizabeth Clark
1836–1864
Marriage: 29 March 1857
Mary Elizabeth Groo
1858–1921
Samuel J. Groo
1861–1901
William Wallace Groo
1864–1864

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 March 1857President's Office, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (4)

    World Events (4)

    1846
    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848
    Age 12
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1863
    Age 27
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Clarke
    Clerk
    Clerkin
    Calarco
    Clerc
    Clarkson

    Sources (23)

    • Elizabeth Grow in household of Isaac Grow, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Eliza Lyons in entry for John Lyons Groo, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth Clark - Church record: birth-name: Elizabeth Clark

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