Mildred Mae Clark

29 May 1900–22 October 1954 (Age 54)
Masonville, Delaware, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mildred Mae

When Mildred Mae Clark was born on 29 May 1900, in Masonville, Delaware, Iowa, United States, her father, Burleigh H. Clark, was 26 and her mother, Dorothy Carolyn Elizabeth Broessel, was 18. She married Benjamin Loran Lapham on 24 November 1921, in Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Central City, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 22 October 1954, in Huntsville, Walker, Texas, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Wilson Cemetery, Independence, Buchanan, Iowa, United States.

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Benjamin Loran Lapham
Mildred Mae Clark
Marriage: 24 November 1921
Barbara Janet Lapham
Patricia Lapham

Spouse and Children

24 November 1921
Linn, Iowa, United States


    Barbara Janet Lapham


    Patricia Lapham


Parents and Siblings




    Floyd Harris Clark


    Stanley Everett Clark


World Events (8)

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 1

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 16

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)

  • Mildrid M Clark in household of Burleigh H Clark, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mildred M Clark in household of Burleigh H Clark, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mildred Lapham in household of Benjamin Lapham, "United States Census, 1930"

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