Tennessee Clark

9 January 1867–18 May 1954 (Age 87)
Madison, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Tennessee

When Tennessee Clark was born on 9 January 1867, in Madison, Arkansas, United States, her father, Thomas Clark, was 37 and her mother, Lucinda A Harp, was 30. She married Jesse Spencer on 31 January 1909, in Eureka Springs, Carroll, Arkansas, United States. She lived in Prairie Township, Carroll, Arkansas, United States in 1880 and Nichols Township, Conway, Arkansas, United States in 1920. She died on 18 May 1954, in Anderson, McDonald, Missouri, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Eureka Springs, Carroll, Arkansas, United States.

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Jesse Spencer
Tennessee Clark
Marriage: 31 January 1909

Spouse and Children

    Jesse Spencer



31 January 1909
Eureka Springs, Carroll, Arkansas, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Clark






    Manerva E. Clark



    John C. Clark


    James A Clark


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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 16

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 23

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Tennessee Spencer in household of Jesse Spencer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Tennisee Clark in household of Laurinda Clark, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Tennessee Clark in household of Thomas Clark, "United States Census, 1880"

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