Francis Edson Clark

January 1845–8 April 1846 (Age 1)
Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Francis Edson

When Francis Edson Clark was born in January 1845, in Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ambrose Clark, was 39 and his mother, Joanna S Sherwin, was 35. He died on 8 April 1846, at the age of 1, and was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Ambrose Clark
Joanna S Sherwin
Melanethon W. Sherwin Clark
Ambros Handel CLARK
Edson Clark
Joann Sherwin Clark
Allison Clark
Harriett Wilder Clark
Francis Edson Clark
Frances A Clark

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Age 1

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

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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  • Francis Edson Clark, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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