Roseanna Clark

5 July 1846–3 August 1882 (Age 36)
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Roseanna

When Roseanna Clark was born on 5 July 1846, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Alfred Clark, was 28 and her mother, Hannah Waterfield, was 20. She married Zachariah Astill on 24 December 1869. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1866 and lived in Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Leicester St Nicholas, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 3 August 1882, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Zachariah Astill
Roseanna Clark
Marriage: 24 December 1869
Zacharias Astill
Rosanna Astill
Hope Elizabeth Astill
William Thomas Astill
Henry Astill

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  • Marriage
    24 December 1869
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 8
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 17
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    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 (17)

    • Rose Sarah Clark in household of Albert Clark, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Rose Ann Clarke in entry for William Thomas Astill, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Rosanna Clark in household of Alfred Clark, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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