Pearl Ella Thorp Clark

1 November 1905–27 March 1989 (Age 83)
Sac, Iowa, United States

The Life of Pearl Ella Thorp

When Pearl Ella Thorp Clark was born on 1 November 1905, in Sac, Iowa, United States, her father, Isaac Powell Clark, was 30 and her mother, Edith Idella Holbrook, was 23. She married Phillip L McKinney on 16 April 1924, in Fort Collins, Larimer, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Rock Creek, Albany, Wyoming, United States in 1920 and Cheyenne, Laramie, Wyoming, United States in 1930. She died on 27 March 1989, in Oregon City, Clackamas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Damascus, Clackamas, Oregon, United States.

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Phillip L McKinney
Pearl Ella Thorp Clark
Marriage: 16 April 1924
Edith Louise McKinney

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16 April 1924
Fort Collins, Larimer, Colorado, United States


    Edith Louise McKinney


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 8

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Pearl E Clark in household of Isaac C Clark, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Pearl E Mcfarland in household of Isaac P Clark, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Pearl E Clark in household of Isaac P Clark, "United States Census, 1920"

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