Biography of Daniel Clark


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Name: Daniel Clark

Birth Date: 25 Oct 1815

Birth Place: Colchester, Essex, England

Parents: William and Catherine Nichols Clark

Death Date: 28 Aug 1864

Death Place: Near Alda, Hall, Nebraska

Spouse: Elizabeth Gower

Marriage Date: 27 Oct 1839

Marriage Place: St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Colchester, Essex, England

Spouse's Parents: William and Elizabeth Nunn Gower

Spouse's Birth Date: 20 Feb 1819

Spouse's Birth Place: Little Badadow, Essex, England

Spouse's Death Date: 28 Oct 1882

Spouse's Death Place: Richville, Morgan, Utah

Died while crossing the plains with the William Hyde Co. 1864. Daniel's father died when he was two years old and his mother died when he was six. His maternal grandmother raised him and his brother William . Their father was a shoemaker whose father and grandfather were also shoemakers, thus with Daniel it made four generations of shoe makers. Daniel loved music and developed his talents at every opportunity. He learned to play the concertina, the fife, and several other instruments. He had a good voice and loved to sing. In 1851 , young missionary Charles Penrose entered their lives and Daniel and Elizabeth were converted. They became very active in the Colchester branch of the Church. This brought on much persecution by former friends and acquaintances, even affecting his business. The children were no longer allowed to attend school but were taught at home. They finally left in the middle of the night and went to live with Elizabeth's parents. They determined to go to America . They sent the three oldest girls first and then saved money to take the rest of them. They finally were able to leave England in 1864. The voyage was extremely difficult. By the time they got to Wyoming, cholera was raging in the companies and Daniel was not immune. He became a victim by the Platte River near Grand Island and was buried there.

Children:

Elizabeth Frances, b. 17 Sep 1840 , Colchester, Essex, England . Md. 7 Jun 1862 , Caleb Ebenezer Crouch (Div). D. 25 Jun 1872 , Ogden, Utah

Sarah Annie , b, 27 Mar 1842 , Colchester, England . Md. 24 Dec 1861 , Grantsville, Utah . D. 7 Sep 1918 , Logan, Utah

Rebecca Angelina , b. 13 Mar 1844 , Colchester, England . Md. 22 Nov 1861

Thomas John Stayner . D. 27 Aug 1917 , Bountiful, Utah . Daniel , b. 13 Jul 1846 , Colchester, England . D. Nov 1846

Ellen Victoria , b. 6 Jan 1848 , Colchesteer, England . Md. 19 Aug 1865 , Alma Helaman Hale . D. 8 Mar 1940 , Groveland, Idaho

William Gower , b. 26 Mar 1850 , Colchester, England . D. 26 Apr 1850

Catherine , b. 7 Sep 1851 , Colchester, England . Md. 21 Dec 1868 , David Coolbear . D. 12 Jun 1922 , Morgan, Utah

Arthur Benjamin , b. 22 Mar 1854 , Barking, Essex, England . Md. 7 Dec 1874 , Helen Margaret Ross . D. 26 Jul 1917 , Blackfoot, Idaho

Rosa Emeline , b. 14 Jun 1857 , Barking, England . Md. 22 Feb 1875 , George Hammond . D. 18 Jan 1941 , Grantsville, Utah

Frederick William , b. 19 Dec 1859 , Barking, England . Md. 25 Jun 1885 , Emma Sophia Robinson . D. 21 Aug 1949 , Richville, Utah



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