James Jerome Clark

10 August 1876–28 January 1955 (Age 78)
Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James Jerome

When James Jerome Clark was born on 10 August 1876, in Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Israel Torrance Clark, was 30 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Smith, was 20. He had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with Samantha Ellen Shivers. He lived in Gill Township, Clay, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Fairmont, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States for about 20 years. He died on 28 January 1955, in Monterey, California, United States, at the age of 78.

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James Jerome Clark
Samantha Ellen Shivers
Golda May Clark
Olen S. T. Clark
Velmont Edson Homer Clark
Reece D Clark
Jerome James Clark junior

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    Olen S. T. Clark



    Reece D Clark


    Jerome James Clark junior


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World Events (8)

1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 1

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 1

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

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.

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)

  • J J Clark in household of J T Clark, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • James J Clark, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jerome J Clark, "United States Census, 1930"

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