William Russell Stark (1875 - 1959)

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William R Stark
in the 1930 United States Federal Census
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Name: William R Stark
Birth Year: abt 1876
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: New York
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1930: Groton, New London, Connecticut, USA
Map of Home: View Map
Dwelling Number: 54
Family Number: 57
Home Owned or Rented: Owned
Home Value: 1200
Radio Set: No
Lives on Farm: No
Age at First Marriage: 18
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Fireman
Industry: Steam Boiler
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker
Employment: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
William R Stark 54
Ruth F Stark 33
Joel Whipple 11
Jacob Whipple 9
Emerson Whipple 7
Loure S Stark 0
Lucile S Stark 0
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Willi R Stark
in the Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2012
Name: Willi R Stark
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Birth Date: abt 1875
Residence : New London, New London, Connecticut
Death Date: 23 Jun 1959
Death Place: Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut
Age: 84 Years
State File #: 11252
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William R Stark
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Name: William R Stark
[Willian R Stark]
Age: 44
Birth Year: abt 1876
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1920: New London Ward 1, New London, Connecticut
Street: Twelth Street
Residence Date: 1920
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's name: Sophia S Daniels
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Carpenter
Industry: Building
Employment Field: Wage or Salary
Home Owned or Rented: Rent
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
William R Stark 44
Sophia S Daniels 62
Lillian P Stapleton 39
Catherine A Stapleton 15
Clarabelle L Stapleton 10
Evelyn M Stapleton 7

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Saint Lawrence County, NY

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Family

Parent: John Lawrence Stark
Mother: Sophia Salina McKnight
Siblings: Heber N. Stark, Wallace Packard Stark, Charles Nelson Stark, Lillian Vida Stark, and MacLeo Packard Stark

Partner: Florence Ruth Watrous
Children with Florence: Louise Sophia (Stark) Martin, Louise Sophia Stark, Hannah Mary (Stark) Oates, Lucille Selina Stark, and William Warren Stark

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3rd Connecticut Regiment of Infantry, Co. C., Spanish American War.

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Russell

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Jennifer A. Stark

Jennifer A. Stark

Mae Burke Stark

Mae Burke Stark

Ian Oliver Martin

Ian Oliver Martin

Ian Oliver Martin

Ian Oliver Martin

Vernon Eugene Martin

Vernon Eugene Martin

Vernon Eugene Martin

Vernon Eugene Martin

Timothy A Stark

Timothy A Stark

Ruth Stark

Ruth Stark

Ruth Stark

Ruth Stark

Lela Stark

Lela Stark

Jean Stark , Wes Catton , Elizabeth Slimmon

Jean Stark , Wes Catton , Elizabeth Slimmon

John & Bertha Stark Gravestone

John & Bertha Stark Gravestone

George & Ida Stark Golden Anniversary

George & Ida Stark Golden Anniversary

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Froehbrodt, Ida Jennifer A. Stark Mae Burke Stark Ian Oliver Martin

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1875 - In the year that William Russell Stark was born, on February 18th, the Mason County War, also called the Hoodoo War, began. In central Texas, a German-American mob broke into a jail with a battering ram and lynched two suspected cattle rustlers. Thus began a year of vigilante "justice."

1931 - At the age of 56 years old, William was alive when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

1936 - William was 61 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

1946 - He was 71 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

1959 - In the year of William Russell Stark's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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William Russell Stark, father to 5 children, passed away on June 23, 1959 at age 83. No cause of death has been entered. He was born in August 1875 in NY. He was born to John Lawrence Stark and Sophia Salina McKnight, with siblings Heber, Wallace, Charles, Lillian, and Macleo. William's partner was Florence Ruth Watrous. and they gave birth to Louise Sophia (Stark) Martin, Louise Sophia Stark, Hannah Mary (Stark) Oates, Lucille Selina Stark, and William Warren Stark.

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