William Turney Starry (1852 - 1937)

William Turney Starry
1852 - 1937
updated January 22, 2020
William Turney Starry, father to 7 children, was born on April 24, 1852 in Pennsylvania. He was born to Levi Carson Starry and Julian (Erb) Starry, with siblings Julia, Leah, Levi, and Margaret. William's partner was Julia Stitt, and they gave birth to Joseph Lowry Starry, Ella Delilah (Starry) Henderson, Benjamin Franklin Starry, Margaret Jane Starry, James Henderson Starry, William Ellsworth Starry, and Nora (Starry) Mason. He died on November 28, 1937 in Indiana, Pennsylvania at age 85.

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William Turney Starry

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William

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Turney

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Male

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William Starry was born on in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania United States

Death

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

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

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William Turney Starry Family Tree

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Parents:

Oct 8, 1823 - Nov 13, 1894
1829 - Nov 30, 1900

Siblings:

Nov 10, 1848 - Mar 17, 1910
1850 - 1928
1857 - Aug 29, 1918
Aug 26, 1873 - May 31, 1929

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Spouse:

Dec 3, 1857 - Mar 29, 1939

Children:

Feb 2, 1888 - Oct 6, 1980
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

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William Turney Starry, father to 7 children, passed away on November 28, 1937 in Indiana, Pennsylvania at 85 years of age. He was buried in Oakland Cemetery and Mausoleum, Indiana, Pennsylvania. William was born on April 24, 1852 in Pennsylvania. He was born to Levi Carson Starry and Julian (Erb) Starry, with siblings Julia, Leah, Levi, and Margaret. William's partner was Julia Stitt, and they gave birth to Joseph Lowry Starry, Ella Delilah (Starry) Henderson, Benjamin Franklin Starry, Margaret Jane Starry, James Henderson Starry, William Ellsworth Starry, and Nora (Starry) Mason.
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1852 - 1937 World Events

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In 1852, in the year that William Turney Starry was born, on March 2nd, an experimental steam fire engine was tested in the US. Great Britain had begun using "steam pumpers" after 1829, when they were invented.

In 1866, by the time he was just 14 years old, on May 10th, the "banker's bank" - London bank Overend, Gurney and Company - collapsed, beginning the Panic of 1866. Unemployment went up to 8% and wages went down. Only about 16% of joint-stock companies - a company whose stock is owned jointly by the shareholders - weathered the Panic.

In 1912, by the time he was 60 years old, Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1922, William was 70 years old when on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1937, in the year of William Turney Starry's passing, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

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Mar 31, 1896 - Aug 19, 1984

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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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Dec 3, 1857 - Mar 29, 1939
Nov 2, 1876 - 1948
Dec 27, 1878 - Dec 14, 1962
1934 - 1944
1881 - 1881
Dec 12, 1890 - Sep 20, 1978
Sep 12, 1934 - February 1944
Mar 31, 1896 - Aug 19, 1984
Dec 12, 1890 - Jan 28, 1978
Jul 17, 1935 - 1945
Jan 15, 1932 - Sep 7, 1942
Jan 28, 1932 - Aug 5, 1942
Jul 12, 1932 - Nov 23, 1942
Apr 12, 1932 - Sep 21, 1942
Dec 21, 1932 - Aug 16, 1942
Jun 23, 1932 - Aug 23, 1942
May 26, 1932 - Aug 26, 1942
Jun 25, 1956 - Unknown
Oct 20, 1932 - Jul 2, 1942
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