Joseph Lowry Starry (1888 - 1980)

Joseph Lowry Starry
1888 - 1980
updated January 22, 2020
Joseph Lowry Starry, father to 4 children, was born on February 2, 1888 in Pennsylvania. He was born to William Turney Starry and Julia A. (Stitt) Starry, with siblings Ella, Benjamin, Margaret, James, William, and Nora. Joseph's partner was Avanelle Fairbanks, and they gave birth to Twyla Jane (Starry) Lambing, Glenn Starry, Mona Avanelle (Starry) Bush, and Beulah Ann Starry. He died on October 6, 1980 in Kittanning, Pennsylvania at 92 years of age.


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Joseph Starry was born on in Indiana County, Pennsylvania United States


Joseph Starry died on in Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania United States 16201

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Oakland Cemetery and Mausoleum, 845 Rose Street, in Indiana, Indiana County, Pennsylvania United States 15701



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Apr 24, 1852 - Nov 28, 1937
Dec 3, 1857 - Mar 29, 1939


Nov 2, 1876 - 1948
Dec 27, 1878 - Dec 14, 1962
1881 - 1881
Dec 12, 1890 - Sep 20, 1978
Mar 31, 1896 - Aug 19, 1984
Dec 12, 1890 - Jan 28, 1978



Feb 19, 1902 - May 14, 1951


1925 - Apr 14, 2009
Jan 3, 1920 - Aug 10, 1989
Nov 13, 1927 - Oct 31, 2004
Jun 28, 1934 - Mar 6, 1935


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Joseph Lowry Starry, father to 4 children, died on October 6, 1980 in Kittanning, Pennsylvania at age 92. He was buried in Oakland Cemetery and Mausoleum, Indiana, Pennsylvania. Joseph was born on February 2, 1888 in Pennsylvania. He was born to William Turney Starry and Julia A. (Stitt) Starry, with siblings Ella, Benjamin, Margaret, James, William, and Nora. Joseph's partner was Avanelle Fairbanks, and they gave birth to Twyla Jane (Starry) Lambing, Glenn Starry, Mona Avanelle (Starry) Bush, and Beulah Ann Starry.
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In 1888, in the year that Joseph Lowry Starry was born, on August 7th, the body of a prostitute was found in the Whitechapel section of London. Martha Tabram had been stabbed 39 times - a possible but not confirmed victim of Jack the Ripper. On August 31st, the body of Mary Ann Nichols was found - stabbed and mutilated. On September 8th, the body of Annie Chapman was found - throat slit and disemboweled. On September 30th, Elizabeth Stride, also a prostitute in Whitechapel, was found dead from a slit throat. Within an hour, another body was discovered - Catherine Eddowes'. She was far more savagely murdered and it is thought that the Ripper had more time with her. Then, on November 9th, the body of prostitute Mary Jane Kelly was found in a boarding room in Whitechapel. Considered to be the probable fifth, and last, of Jack the Ripper's victims, Kelly's was the most savage of his murders.

In 1890, at the age of only 2 years old, Joseph was alive when on December 29th, the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred in South Dakota on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation . The U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment said that they rode into the Lakota camp "trying to disarm" the inhabitants. One person, Black Coyote - who was deaf - held onto his rifle, saying that he paid a lot of money for it. Shots rang out and by the end at least 153 Lakota Sioux - some estimates say 300 - and 25 troops had died. The site of the massacre is a National Historic Landmark.

In 1952, at the age of 64 years old, Joseph was alive when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1975, when he was 87 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1980, in the year of Joseph Lowry Starry's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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Feb 19, 1902 - May 14, 1951
Nov 13, 1927 - Oct 31, 2004
Jun 28, 1934 - Mar 6, 1935
Apr 24, 1852 - Nov 28, 1937
Dec 3, 1857 - Mar 29, 1939
Nov 2, 1876 - 1948
Dec 27, 1878 - Dec 14, 1962
1881 - 1881
Dec 12, 1890 - Sep 20, 1978
Mar 31, 1896 - Aug 19, 1984
Dec 12, 1890 - Jan 28, 1978
Oct 8, 1823 - Nov 13, 1894
1829 - Nov 30, 1900
Nov 10, 1848 - Mar 17, 1910
1850 - 1928
1857 - Aug 29, 1918
Aug 26, 1873 - May 31, 1929
February 1880 - Dec 7, 1945
Oct 27, 1901 - Oct 26, 1969

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