Claude Starr (1901 - 1973)

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Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas

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Beach Beatles

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Mystery Ancestor-Starr-Copeland-Ogburn

Mystery Ancestor-Starr-Copeland-Ogburn

Aunt Catherine & Uncle Whitney

Aunt Catherine & Uncle Whitney

George C. Starr and Family Harriet E. Reed-Dunn

George C. Starr and Family Harriet E. Reed-Dunn

Possible Cherokee Man w/long gun & revolver

Possible Cherokee Man w/long gun & revolver

Willard & Florence Starr

Willard & Florence Starr

Minnie Grace Starr

Minnie Grace Starr

Starr's

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Fanny Starr & Oscar Ben Braune, Texas 1935

Fanny Starr & Oscar Ben Braune, Texas 1935

Fanny & Ruth Starr, 1920

Fanny & Ruth Starr, 1920

Ruth & Fanny Starr, 1930 TX

Ruth & Fanny Starr, 1930 TX

Fanny Starr , 1924 TX

Fanny Starr , 1924 TX

Fanny and Annie Starr, OK 1916

Fanny and Annie Starr, OK 1916

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Starr Family Beach Beatles Mystery Ancestor-Starr-Copeland-Ogburn Aunt Catherine & Uncle Whitney

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1901 - In the year that Claude Starr was born, Edward VII succeeded Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria of England had become Queen in 1837 and reigned until her death in 1901. Her 63 year reign was the longest in history prior to Elizabeth II who recently broke her record. The time during which she led the country was known as the Victorian era and she presided over great changes in the United Kingdom, including the expansion of the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

1911 - By the time he was merely 10 years old, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

1914 - At the age of just 13 years old, Claude was alive when in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

1932 - At the age of 31 years old, Claude was alive when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

1973 - In the year of Claude Starr's passing, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

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Claude Starr died in March 1973 at 71 years old. There is no known cause of death. He was born on October 1, 1901. We have no information about Claude's immediate family. We know that Claude Starr had been residing in Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas.

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