When Mary Beatrice Clark was born on 24 April 1911, in Hopkins, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Henry Clark, was 27 and her mother, Ida Lilly Buckman, was 25. She married Earl Miller Conrey on 1 September 1939, in Elizabethtown, Hardin, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States in 1940 and Posey Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States in 1950. She died on 21 September 1957, in New Albany, Floyd, Indiana, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery, Navilleton, Greenville Township, Floyd, Indiana, United States.
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 .