William Ellsworth Starry (1896 - 1984)

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William Ellsworth Starry
1896 - 1984
updated January 22, 2020
William Ellsworth Starry was born on March 31, 1896 at Smithport, Pennsylvania. He was born to William Turney Starry and Julia A. (Stitt) Starry, with siblings Joseph, Ella, Benjamin, Margaret, James, and Nora. He married Bertha Palmer. William died on August 19, 1984 in Indiana, Pennsylvania at 88 years old.


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William Starry was born on at Smithport, in Indiana County, Pennsylvania United States


William Starry died on in Indiana, Indiana County, Pennsylvania United States

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at Greenwood Cemetery, 650 Plum Street, in Indiana, Indiana County, Pennsylvania United States 15701



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William Ellsworth Starry Family Tree

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William Turney Starry
Apr 24, 1852 - Nov 28, 1937
Julia A. (Stitt) Starry
Dec 3, 1857 - Mar 29, 1939


Joseph Lowry Starry
Feb 2, 1888 - Oct 6, 1980
Benjamin Franklin Starry
Dec 27, 1878 - Dec 14, 1962
James Henderson Starry
Dec 12, 1890 - Sep 20, 1978
Nora (Starry) Mason
Dec 12, 1890 - Jan 28, 1978

William Ellsworth Starry & Bertha A. (Palmer) Starry

William Ellsworth Starry


Bertha A. (Palmer) Starry
Oct 27, 1901 - Oct 26, 1969


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William Ellsworth Starry died on August 19, 1984 in Indiana, Pennsylvania at 88 years of age. He was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana, Pennsylvania. He was born on March 31, 1896 at Smithport, Pennsylvania. He was born to William Turney Starry and Julia A. (Stitt) Starry, with siblings Joseph, Ella, Benjamin, Margaret, James, and Nora. William married Bertha Palmer.
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1896 - 1984 World Events

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In 1896, in the year that William Ellsworth Starry was born, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1919, he was 23 years old when Indian lawyer Mahatma Gandhi initiated the Satyagraha campaigns, beginning the nonviolent resistance movement against British rule of India. Satyagraha means "holding onto truth" and the campaign for India independence, which was eventually obtained, called for "self-suffering" rather than inflicting suffering (i.e., violence) on others.

In 1965, William was 69 years old when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1979, by the time he was 83 years old, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1984, in the year of William Ellsworth Starry's passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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Nora (Starry) Mason
Dec 12, 1890 - Jan 28, 1978
Levi Carson Starry
Oct 8, 1823 - Nov 13, 1894
Julian (Erb) Starry
1829 - Nov 30, 1900
Julia A (Starry) Dunmire
Nov 10, 1848 - Mar 17, 1910
Levi C. Starry
1857 - Aug 29, 1918
Margaret Jane (Starry) Erb
Aug 26, 1873 - May 31, 1929
Gertrude Mary (Roof) Starry
February 1880 - Dec 7, 1945
Bertha A. (Palmer) Starry
Oct 27, 1901 - Oct 26, 1969

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