Malissa Clark

15 February 1842–9 March 1930 (Age 88)
Greene, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Malissa

When Malissa Clark was born on 15 February 1842, in Greene, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, George Valentine Clark, was 24 and her mother, Catherine Loughman, was 25. She married William Clark Harriman on 24 February 1859, in Marshall, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Eden Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1870 and Virginia Dale, Larimer, Colorado, United States for about 30 years. She died on 9 March 1930, in Fort Collins, Larimer, Colorado, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins, Larimer, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Clark Harriman
1829–1879
Malissa Clark
1842–1930
Marriage: 24 February 1859
George Noah Harriman
1861–1924
Ida Melissa Harriman
1863–1928
William Putnam Harriman
1866–1878
Henry Elco Harriman
1869–1869
Nelly Harriman
1872–1872
Hattie Lucinda Harriman
1874–1877
Bessie Julia Harriman
1878–1957

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 February 1859
Marshall, Iowa, United States
children

(7)

    George Noah Harriman

    Male1861–1924Male

    Female1863–1928Female

    William Putnam Harriman

    Male1866–1878Male

    Henry Elco Harriman

    Male1869–1869Male

    Nelly Harriman

    Female1872–1872Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    George Valentine Clark

    Male1818–1886Male

    Female1817–1899Female

siblings

(7)

    Female1842–1930Female

    Albert George Clark

    Male1845–1913Male

    John Clark

    Male1847–Male

    Male1848–1898Male

    George Valentine Clark

    Male1852–1924Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1862

Age 20

Historical Boundaries - 1862: Larimer, Colorado Territory, United States; 1876: Larimer, Colorado, United States
1865

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Malissa Hechert in household of Daniel Hechert, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Melicia Harriman in household of William Harriman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Melissa Harriman in household of W C Harriman, "United States Census, 1860"

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