James Gilliat Clark

Brief Life History of James Gilliat

When James Gilliat Clark was born in 1872, in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, James Walters Clark, was 32 and his mother, Henrietta Maria Gilliat, was 32. He married Margaret Rainsford French on 16 March 1892, in District of Columbia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Washington, District of Columbia, United States in 1880. He died on 2 January 1900, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

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James Gilliat Clark
Margaret Rainsford French
Marriage: 16 March 1892
Sarita Gilliat French Clark
Richard Gilliat French Clark

Sources (8)

  • James G Clark in household of James W Clark, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Gilbert Clark, "District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950"
  • James Gilead Clark, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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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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