Alma Xavier Clark

16 August 1891–21 July 1979 (Age 87)
Orleans, Louisiana, United States

The Life Summary of Alma Xavier

When Alma Xavier Clark was born on 16 August 1891, in Orleans, Louisiana, United States, her father, Ralph W Clark, was 29 and her mother, Catherine Lawler, was 29. She married Sgt. Merwin Laurence Victory Sr. on 6 April 1920, in Orleans, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1935 and Ward Seven, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States in 1940. She died on 21 July 1979, at the age of 87, and was buried in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

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Sgt. Merwin Laurence Victory Sr.
Alma Xavier Clark
Marriage: 6 April 1920
Merwin Lawrence Victory Jr.
Audrey Mae Victory
Elaine Frances Victory
Ralph Clark Victory
Gloria Ann Victory

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 5
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.
1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 7
After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 25
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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.

Possible Related Names

De Clercq

Sources (23)

  • Alma Clark in household of Ralph Clark, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alma Victory in household of Merwin Victory, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alma Victory in household of Merwin Victory, "United States Census, 1940"

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