Elmer Judson Clark

12 March 1894–May 1969 (Age 75)
Bowman, Bowman, North Dakota, United States

The Life of Elmer Judson

When Elmer Judson Clark was born on 12 March 1894, his father, George C Clark, was 31 and his mother, Emma Spinney, was 21. He lived in Dickinson, Stark, North Dakota, United States in 1900. He died in May 1969, in Bowman, Bowman, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Marmarth, Slope, North Dakota, United States.

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George C Clark
Emma Spinney
Elmer Judson Clark
Merle Clark

Parents and Siblings

    George C Clark


    Emma Spinney




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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 4

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 22

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Elmer J Clark in household of George Clark, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elmer Judson Clark, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Elmer Clark, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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