I am looking for references to the Starr families who lived in or around Keokuk County, Iowa.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS ON THE STARR FAMILY LINE
Descendants of George Frederick Starr
Generation No. 1
1. GEORGE FREDERICK1 STARR was born November 14, 1821 in Bavaria, Germany, and died December 02, 1906 in Scott City, Kansas. He married MARGARETHA NICHOL.
Notes for GEORGE FREDERICK STARR:
George was born in Bavaria, Germany. However, before moving to Cleveland, Ohio, he first immigrated to the al sac Lorraine province in France. [source - Melvin Starr - by oral tradition].
SCOTT COUNTY NEWS CHRONICLE 3-12-1903
George Starr, Sr. was born in the Kingdon of Bavaria, Germany, Nov. 12, 1820, and died March 4, 1903, aged 82 years 4 months and 20 days.
After a week of patient suffering caused by a stroke of apoplexy, he departed this life on Wednesday at 11 a.m., leaving a widow and ten children to mourn the loss of a dear husband and father.
Deceased immigrated to this country in 1844, when he was united in marriage to Margaretha Nicoll and settled in Columbus, Ohio. A few years later he removed to Marysvilles, Union Co. Ohio.
To this union were born twelve children, four daughters and eight sons, ten of whom are living, viz: J. M., Ollie, Iowa; Mart L., Richland, Iowa; Mrs. R. L. Richarson, Keota, Iowa; Mrs. Mary Killmer and C. L., Sigourney, Iowa; J. G., Spencer, Iowa; Mrs. Marguerite Klett, Everly, Iowa; Mrs. Anna Rudolph, G. F. and J. C., Scott City, Kansas. Two sons preceded their father in death, John L., eldest son, a veteran volunteer and commissioned officer during the civil war, was fatally wounded at Kenesaw Mountain, July 3, 1864, and died the following day. William, the youngest son, died the same year when only 18 months old.
1n 1867 deceased with family moved to Keokuk county, Iowa, locating four miles west of Talleyrand, where he owned and successfully managed one of the best farms in the county, his chief industry being stock raising and feeding. During the years of his activity he held many positions of public trust, and was a highly respected citizen in all the communities in which he resided, beloved by all that knew him, and deeply beloved by his own household.
In 1894 he sold his possessions in Iowa and with his aged wife moved to Scott City, where he has since lived quietly retired, a life which he greatly enjoyed.
The deceased and widow were members of the Lutheran Church, being converted to the faith and religion of that church and uniting with it before their marriage.
His illness was borne with patience and he expressed his being ready to go with a settled and confident hope as to his future.
"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, for their works do follow them."
The funeral services were held at the residence on Friday at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Thomas Carey of the M. E. church, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Scott City cemetery.
Notes for MARGARETHA NICHOL:
The 1900 Census of Scott County, Kansas has her initial as "A."
SCOTT CITY NEWS CHRONICLE 12-20-1910
Margaretha Starr died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Rudolph in Scott Township, Thursday at 10: o'clock p.m.; December 23, 1910, aged 87 years, 2 months and 3 days.
She leaves ten grown children, six sons and four daughters, together with a number of grand and great grand children to mourn her departure. The children who were present during her last illness and death were J. C. and ? F. Starr and Mrs. Anna Rudolph of Scott City, M. L. Starr, of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Grandma Starr lived at the home of her daughter Mrs. Rudolph in this county since the death of her husband, George Starr, which occurred in March 1903. Prior to this the family lived in Scotty City, Kansas, which dates from the time they moved here from Keokuk County, Iowa, in 1894.
In their youth they immigrated from the state of Bavaria, Germany in the year 1844 and located at Columbus, Ohio, at which place they were later united in marriage and later in the year 1867 removed to the state of Iowa.
Early in life they confessed Jesus and united with the Lutheran Church and remained steadfast in the Faith until death. The funeral services were conduct by Rev. Weir, Pastor of the Baptist Church of this city and beautiful hymns were sang by the Misses and Mr. Jester of the Friends Church. The services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Rudolph north west of Scott City and conducted at the Scott City cemetery.
Children of GEORGE STARR and MARGARETHA NICHOL are:
i. C. G.2 STARR.
ii. CHRIS L. STARR, d. Abt. 1915.
iii. JOHN L. STARR, d. Abt. 1864.
iv. MARGARET STARR.
Notes for MARGARET STARR:
Married a "Klett."
v. MARTIN STARR.
2. vi. MARY STARR.
vii. WILLIAM STARR, d. Abt. 1864.
3. viii. JOHN CHARLES STARR, b. Abt. 1849; d. Abt. 1912.
4. ix. JOHN GEORGE STARR, b. Abt. 1849; d. Abt. 1930.
5. x. GEORGE FREDERICK STARR, b. March 15, 1855, Columbus, Ohio; d. July 09, 1935, Scott County, Kansas.
6. xi. ANNA STARR, b. Abt. 1864; d. Abt. 1940.
7. xii. EVA ELIZABETH STARR, b. Abt. 1866; d. Abt. 1920.
Generation No. 2
2. MARY2 STARR (GEORGE FREDERICK1). She married HENRY H. KILLMER September 17, 1872 in Keokuk County, Iowa.
Children of MARY STARR and HENRY KILLMER are:
i. EMMA3 KILLMER.
8. ii. CLARA KILLMER, b. Abt. 1873.
iii. DORA M. KILLMER, b. Abt. 1875; m. FREDERICK H. WAYLAND, August 01, 1897, Keokuk County, Iowa.
Notes for FREDERICK H. WAYLAND:
the last name may be "Mayland"
iv. LAURA M. KILLMER, m. S.W. RICHARDSON.
v. PEARL M. KILLMER, m. D. B. HOWARD.
3. JOHN CHARLES2 STARR (GEORGE FREDERICK1) was born Abt. 1849, and died Abt. 1912. He married MINNA MOHME April 30, 1871 in Keokuk County, Iowa.
Notes for JOHN CHARLES STARR:
Wife's name was Minnie according to Scott County, Kansas 1900 Census
One of the daughters married a C.S. Risdon
Children of JOHN STARR and MINNA MOHME are:
i. ANNA C.3 STARR, b. Abt. 1877.
ii. ELLA J. STARR, b. Abt. 1877.
9. iii. CARL MICHAEL STARR, b. Abt. 1879; d. Abt. 1948.
iv. MARGARETE STARR, b. Abt. 1883; d. Abt. 1954; m. ARTHUR N. ROCHESTER.
v. CARRIE B. STARR, b. Abt. 1892.
Notes for CARRIE B. STARR:
married a "Buckles"
4. JOHN GEORGE2 STARR (GEORGE FREDERICK1) was born Abt. 1849, and died Abt. 1930. He married MARY BIEWEN May 09, 1875 in Sigourney, Iowa.
Children of JOHN STARR and MARY BIEWEN are:
i. LILY MARY3 STARR.
Notes for LILY MARY STARR:
Married a "Snell."
10. ii. ANNA MARGARET STARR, b. Abt. 1877.
iii. OLA ELIZABETH STARR, b. Abt. 1879; d. Abt. 1923.
iv. MINNIE STARR, b. Abt. 1882; m. DAVE F. HAGERTY.
11. v. KIRK W. STARR, b. Abt. 1883.
12. vi. LOUISE STARR, b. Abt. 1885.
vii. GRACE STARR, b. Abt. 1888.
viii. GERTRUDE IONE STARR, b. Abt. 1888; d. Abt. 1929.
ix. JOHN LEONARD STARR, b. Abt. 1890; d. Abt. 1933.
13. x. CLEO BLANCHE STARR, b. Abt. 1895; d. Abt. 1932.
xi. ARNOLD L. STARR, b. Abt. 1898.
5. GEORGE FREDERICK2 STARR (GEORGE FREDERICK1) was born March 15, 1855 in Columbus, Ohio, and died July 09, 1935 in Scott County, Kansas. He married HENRIETTA KLETT March 14, 1876 in Keokuk County, Iowa, daughter of CASPER KLETT and SOPHIA WIELAND.
Notes for GEORGE FREDERICK STARR:
Scott City News Chronicle - 7-11-1935
G. F. STARR DIED MONDAY MORNING
Was One of the Most Substantial Citizens of County
One of Scott County's most substantial and public spirited citizens died at his home Monday morning following a week's illness from heart trouble. Although he was 82 years of age; he had been comparatively strong until his death. Just a week before he had suffered a heart attack and had been seriously ill since that time. The end came Monday morning shortly after he had eaten breakfast.
Funeral services were held this morning from the old homestead home, on which he filed in 1885 and on which the family has made its home since the spring of 1886. Rev. ? H. Force, Brethren minister, and a friend of the family for many years conducted the services. Burial was in the Scott City cemetery. A large group of friends and neighbors who have always found a welcome at the Starr home during the past fifty years, gathered at the same place this morning to pay their last respects to a man whom they have loved and trusted and respected in business and social way during all that time.
He is survived by his wife, 77 years of age, and eight children; John of Loveland, Colo.; Martin of Claflin, Kas.; Willets of Long Beach, Calif.; Homer, Gardner, Kas,; Mrs. Gertrude Proudfoot, Miss Pearl, Dewey and Fred, all of Scott City. One daughter, Dora and a son, Edward, died in infancy, and a son, George, banker of Timken, Kas.; departed this life five years ago. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Mary Killmen of Sigourney, Iowa; Mrs. Margaret Klett, of Spencer, Iowa; and Mrs. John Rudolph of Scott City. Also ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
George Frederick Starr was born at Columbus, Ohio, March 15, 1853 and was christened in the German Lutheran church of that place. He was later confirmed in this church in Sigourney, Iowa at the age of 15 years. Soon after his birth his family moved to Marysville, Ohio, where they resided until 1867. In that year, at the age of 14, he moved with his parents to Keokuk county, Iowa, where he grew to manhood, and on March 14, 1876, he was married to Henrietta Klett of Harper, Iowa, who survives him. They located on their own farm near that place, and engaged in stock raising and farming.
It was in the year 1886 that Mr. Starr answered the call of the West and filed on the homestead south-east of this city, which they still own and reside on. On March 15th, 1886 he moved his family from the Iowa farm to the new home in this county; and they have since added several quarters and made many improvements, until today it is one of the best farms in Scott county.
Like all of the pioneer settlers of this county who remained to help modernize this vast wilderness of prairie land, Mr. and Mrs. Starr have gone through many hardships, but they never have wavered in their loyalty to their homeland, and in their efforts to make the county a better place to live, for it was here they have reared a group of children whom the county is justly proud.
Mr. Starr was a thrifty farmer, and he was a great lover of good livestock. For many years, before the days of tractors, the Starr farm had one of the best herds of horses in this county owned. And he took a great pride in building up the breed of his horses, as well as his cattle.
Mr. Starr always took a great interest in public affairs and especially in the political problems of the country. He was interested in the farming and working classes, and he put forth much effort in their behalf. His argument and influence were strong and his friends had much confidence in his opinions. His beliefs always were logical, practical, unprejudiced and leaned toward the welfare of mankind in general. he was a great reader and like to discuss affairs right up to the time of his death.
Mr. Starr was honored in 1898 by being elected county treasurer of this county, and office which he held for two terms.
SCOTT COUNTY RECORD 7-11-1935
G. F. STARR EARLY SETTLER PASSES ON
G. F. Starr, early pioneer of Scott County departed from life this Tuesday. he had bee in poor health for some time.
Mr. Starr was born in Columbus, Ohio, March 15, 1855 and died at the home in southeast part of the county, July 9, 1935, at the age of 82 years, 8 months and 24 days.
Funeral served were held at the home this morning by Rev. J?? Force. Interment was made in the Scott City Cemetery.
Mr. Starr was widely known and was loved and respected by all. Besides a number of relatives he leaves a host of friends who will greatly miss him.
Notes for HENRIETTA KLETT:
Scott City News Chronicle 12-31-1936
MRS. G. F. STARR DIED YESTERDAY
Had been ill since Thursday of law week
Mrs. G. F. Starr, pioneer citizen of this county died yesterday (Wednesday) morning in the early hours. Had she lived two more days she would have been 80 years of age.
Mrs. Starr, though ailing several years from rheumatism, had been in comparatively good health under Thursday of last week, when she became ill. Monday she was taken to the hospital where her condition (not legible)...
Funeral services will be held from the Starr home southeast of this city Saturday afternoon, January 2, at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. M. E. Hickman, pastor of the Scott City Methodist church. Burial will be in the Scott City cemetery, beside here husband, who preceded here in death July 9, 1955.
Mrs. Starr was born at Harper, Ia., January 1, 1858. March 14, 1876 as Henrietta Klett, she was marred to George Frederick Starr at Keokuk, Ia., where they lived until 1886, at which time they heard the call of the west and came to Scott county March 15 of that year. With her husband she settled on the farm southeast of this city, which has been her home ever since, and where they reared a splendid family of children.
Mrs. Starr was one of those splendidly fine, neighborly ladies who always do more than their share of everything. She owned the love and respect of every one. She is survived by the following children: John of Loveland, Colo; Martin of Claflin, Kas.; Willets, of Long Beach, Calif.; Homer of Gardner, Kas.; Mrs. Gertrude Proudfoot, Miss Pearl, Fred and Dewey, all of Scott City. George Starr, a banker of Timken, Kas., died about eight years ago.
MRS. STARR'S FUNERAL SATURDAY AFTERNOON
Services Held at Home Where Family Lived for 50 Years
Funeral services were held last Saturday afternoon for Mrs. G. F. Starr, who died Wednesday of last week in this city, at the farm home southeast of this city, where the family has lived since 1886. Rev. M. E. Hickman of Scott City Methodist church conducted the services and burial was in the Scott City cemetery.
Henrietta Klett, daughter of Casper and Sophia Klett of keokuk County, Iowa, was born January 1, 1858, near the city of Harper, and died at the hospital in Scott City, Kas., on December 30, 1936, aged 78 years, 11 months and 28 days.
On March 14, 1876 *** was united in marriage to George Frederick Starr, of Taney**, Keokuk, Iowa. For a number of years following their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Starr resided on a farm near Signourney, Iowa. From this location, in search of higher altitude for the benefit of the health of her husband, the couple went to Scott County, Kansas, arriving on March 15, 1886 and settled on a homestead and pre-emption. Closely following came the influx of practically all of the available land in Scott county for there could be found a sod house or dug-out on every 160 acre tract. The location of the site selected by Mr. and Mrs. Starr is five miles south and two miles east of Scott City, and was the place of their residence until their death.
In the later part of the life of the deceased, she suffered much from a severe case of rheumatism, about a year of which time she was entirely bedfast and helpless, but she recovered sufficiently to walk with the aid of crutches.
Mr. Starr became a member of the German Lutheran church located near her childhood home in Iowa.
Mrs. Starr was preceded in death by here husband, a daughter, Dora Anna, one son, Edward, and a son, George F. Starr, The surviving children are J. F. Starr, Loveland, Colo.; H. M. Starr, Claflin, Kas.; Gertrude Proudfoot, Scott City; F. W. Starr, Scott City; J. W. Starr, Long Beach, Calif.; Pearl Starr, Scott City, H. S. Starr, Gardner, Kas.; D. R. Starr, Scott City; also 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren, and two brothers, William Klett of Harper, Ia., and Gottlieb Klett of Sigourney, Ia.
Children of GEORGE STARR and HENRIETTA KLETT are:
14. i. JOHN FREDERICK3 STARR, b. January 22, 1877, Sigourney, Iowa; d. April 12, 1957, Grants Pass, Oregon.
ii. DORA ANNA STARR, b. October 14, 1878, Sigourney, Iowa; d. November 13, 1878, Sigourney, Iowa.
Notes for DORA ANNA STARR:
Should check on date of death. Cemetery records indicate 12-11-1879 - Sunny Ridge Cemetery, Sigourney, Iowa.
15. iii. HENRY MARTIN STARR, b. November 06, 1879, Sigourney, Iowa; d. September 27, 1960, Claflin, Kansas.
iv. EDWARD CHRISTIAN STARR, b. September 22, 1881, Sigourney, Iowa; d. February 29, 1884, Sigourney, Iowa.
Notes for EDWARD CHRISTIAN STARR:
February 29, 1884 was a leap year date.
There is a question as to whether the date of death is 1884 or 1885.
16. v. GERTRUDE STARR, b. December 10, 1883, Harper, Keokuk County, Iowa; d. October 05, 1968, Scott City, Scott County, Kansas.
17. vi. GEORGE FREDERICK STARR, b. November 16, 1885, Sigourney, Iowa; d. November 23, 1930, LaCrosse, Kansas.
18. vii. FREDERICK WILLIAM STARR, b. March 23, 1888, Scott County, Kansas; d. May 14, 1948, Scott City, Scott County, Kansas.
viii. JERRY WILLETTS STARR, b. August 12, 1890, Scott County, Kansas; d. June 13, 1965, Long Beach, California; m. (1) MARCELLA HANSCOME; m. (2) FLORENCE FAY RICHARDSON.
Notes for JERRY WILLETTS STARR:
Social Security has Willetts listed as:
Starr, Jerry 551-24-2610 CA 12 Aug. 1890 June 1965 CA
Is listed in many places as Willetts - Grandfather Homer Starr's notes always refers to him as Willets.
ix. PEARL STARR, b. January 01, 1893, Scott County, Kansas; d. February 18, 1981, Scott City, Scott County, Kansas; m. FREDRICK HALBERT EWING, April 06, 1949, Garden City, Kansas.
Notes for PEARL STARR:
Was a Registered Nurse
19. x. HOMER CHARLES STARR, b. July 12, 1895, Scott County, Kansas; d. December 02, 1975, Mexico, Missouri.
20. xi. DEWEY ROOSEVELT STARR, b. October 08, 1898, Scott County, Kansas; d. March 15, 1978, St. Francis, Kansas.
6. ANNA2 STARR (GEORGE FREDERICK1) was born Abt. 1864, and died Abt. 1940. She married JOHN RUDOLPH February 28, 1888 in Keokuk County, Iowa.
Children of ANNA STARR and JOHN RUDOLPH are:
21. i. ELMER L.3 RUDOLPH, b. Abt. 1889; d. Abt. 1950.
ii. FERN RUDOLPH.
Notes for FERN RUDOLPH:
married a Proudfoot
iii. LLOYD C. RUDOLPH, b. Abt. 1894; d. Abt. 1967.
Notes for LLOYD C. RUDOLPH:
Married Estella B. ???? b. abt. 1894, died abt. 1946
7. EVA ELIZABETH2 STARR (GEORGE FREDERICK1) was born Abt. 1866, and died Abt. 1920. She married ROBERT L. RICHARDSON August 04, 1888 in Richland, Iowa.
Notes for ROBERT L. RICHARDSON:
One daughter is listed as Mrs. Marve Mather
Children of EVA STARR and ROBERT RICHARDSON are:
i. LEO S.3 RICHARDSON.
ii. LEOTA S. RICHARDSON.
iii. LENORE RICHARDSON.
Notes for LENORE RICHARDSON:
Married a "Garbisch"
iv. MARTHA RICHARDSON.
Notes for MARTHA RICHARDSON:
Married a "Johnson"
v. DOYLE L. RICHARDSON.
vi. R. KENNETH RICHARDSON.
vii. MARGUERITE RICHARDSON.
Generation No. 3
8. CLARA3 KILLMER (MARY2 STARR, GEORGE FREDERICK1) was born Abt. 1873. She married GEORGE F. OLDENBERG.
Children of CLARA KILLMER and GEORGE OLDENBERG are:
i. GEORGE HAROLD4 OLDENBERG.
ii. ALBERT CARL OLDENBERG.
9. CARL MICHAEL3 STARR (JOHN CHARLES2, GEORGE FREDERICK1) was born Abt. 1879, and died Abt. 1948. He married OZENE TALBOTT September 23, 1902.
Children of CARL STARR and OZENE TALBOTT are:
22. i. CHARLES4 STARR.
ii. MAURICE LEE STARR.
10. ANNA MARGARET3 STARR (JOHN GEORGE2, GEORGE FREDERICK1) was born Abt. 1877. She married W. LEE PITZER.
Children of ANNA STARR and W. PITZER are:
i. GLADYS4 PITZER, b. Abt. 1901.
Notes for GLADYS PITZER:
Married a "Wardell."
ii. STARR L. PITZER, b. Abt. 1909.
iii. BEATRICE CAROL PITZER, b. Abt. 1910.
Notes for BEATRICE CAROL PITZER:
Married an "Overton."
11. KIRK W.3 STARR (JOHN GEORGE2, GEORGE FREDERICK1) was born Abt. 1883.
Child of KIRK W. STARR is:
i. MANSFIELD4 STARR, b. Abt. 1908.
12. LOUISE3 STARR (JOHN GEORGE2, GEORGE FREDERICK1) was born Abt. 1885. She married O. C. LAWLER.
Child of LOUISE STARR and O. LAWLER is:
i. CHESTER4 LAWLER.
13. CLEO BLANCHE3 STARR (JOHN GEORGE2, GEORGE FREDERICK1) was born Abt. 1895, and died Abt. 1932. She married C. V. PAYNE.
Children of CLEO STARR and C. PAYNE are:
i. CHARLOTTE JEAN4 PAYNE, b. Abt. 1926.
ii. CHARLES VICTOR PAYNE, b. Abt. 1930.
14. JOHN FREDERICK3 STARR (GEORGE FREDERICK2, GEORGE FREDERICK1) was born January 22, 1877 in Sigourney, Iowa, and died April 12, 1957 in Grants Pass, Oregon. He married RELLA WILLIAMS August 03, 1903 in Woodward, Oklahoma.
Notes for JOHN FREDERICK STARR:
SCOTT CITY NEWS CHRONICLE 4-18-1957
John F. Starr
Dies in Oregon
John F. Starr, 80, of Grants Pass, Ore., brother of Mrs. Gertrude Proudfoot and Dewey Starr of Scott City, died Friday following a long illness. Mr. Starr is a former resident of Scott county, having left here many years ago.
He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Starr, who moved to Scott county from Iowa in 1886 and homesteaded land in the southern part of the county.
He is survived by the wife of the home, the former Rella Williams, a son, Melvin of Lubbock, Texas, a daughter, Mrs. George Zimmerman of Grants Pass, several grandchildren, four brothers, Dewey of Scott City, H. M. of Claflin, Homer of Huntsvill, MO., and J. W. of Encinitas, Calif., and two sisters, Mrs. Proudfoot of Scott City and Mrs. Fred Ewing of Larned.
Funeral services were Saturday in Grants Pass with interment in the cemetery there.
Children of JOHN STARR and RELLA WILLIAMS are:
23. i. MELVIN4 STARR, b. Abt. 1904.
ii. MILDRED STARR, b. Abt. 1904; m. GEORGE ZIMMERMAN.
Notes for MILDRED STARR:
Married a Zimmerman
15. HENRY MARTIN3 STARR (GEORGE FREDERICK2, GEORGE FREDERICK1) was born November 06, 1879 in Sigourney, Iowa, and died September 27, 1960 in Claflin, Kansas. He married NELLIE MAY ANTHONY March 24, 1901 in Scott City, Kansas.
Notes for NELLIE MAY ANTHONY:
HUTCHINSON NEWS 7-1966
Mrs. Henry M. Starr
CLAFLIN - Mrs. Nellie May Starr, 84, died at the Central Kansas MEdicalCenter in Great Bend Monday morning following a long illness. Born feb. 2, 1882, in Clarkson, Ia., she married Henry M. Starr Mr. 24, 1901, in Scott City. The had lived in the Great Bend and Claflin communities since 1900. he died in 1960.
Members: Methodist Church, Claflin, OES
Survivors: Daughters, Mrs. Joseph Bloomer, Sun City, Ariz; Mrs. Arthur Bloomer, Claflin; sister, Mrs. Birdie Forney, Newton; one grandchild, four great grandchildren.
Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the church; Rev. Marien Holbert. Burial: Claflin Cemetery. Call: After 8 a.m. Tuesday, Cook and Weber Funeral Home, Great Bend.
Children of HENRY STARR and NELLIE ANTHONY are:
24. i. EVELYN4 STARR, b. Abt. 1901.
ii. GLEE STARR, b. Abt. 1903; m. ARTHUR HUBERT BLOOMER, August 17, 1927.
16. GERTRUDE3 STARR (GEORGE FREDERICK2, GEORGE FREDERICK1) was born December 10, 1883 in Harper, Keokuk County, Iowa, and died October 05, 1968 in Scott City, Scott County, Kansas. She married HOWARD LYNCH PROUDFOOT February 22, 1905 in Scott City, Kansas, son of CHESTER PROUDFOOT and FLORA LYNCH.
Notes for GERTRUDE STARR:
The 1900 Census of Scott County, Kansas, has her listed as "Gertrude M."
HUTCHINSON NEWS 10-1968
Mrs. Howard Proudfoot
SCOTT CITY -- Mrs. Gertrude M. Proudfoot, 84, of Scott City, died Saturday afternoon at the Scott County Hospital after an extended illness.
Born Dec. 10, 1883 at Harper, Iowa. she moved to Scott County with her parents when she was three years old. She married Howard L. Proudfoot Feb. 22, 1905 in Scott County. He died in 1932.
Survivors: Son Donald, Seattle, Wash., sister Mrs. Pearl S. Ewing, Scott City, two brothers Homer Starr, Huntsville, Mo., Dewey Starr, St. Francis, two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday, Weinmann - Price Funeral Home, Scott City Rev. Ted H. Eppinger. Burial in Scott County cemetery. Call at the funeral home.
Notes for HOWARD LYNCH PROUDFOOT:
His cemetery stone states date of birth as being 1881
Children of GERTRUDE STARR and HOWARD PROUDFOOT are:
25. i. DONALD CHESTER4 PROUDFOOT, b. Abt. 1906.
ii. CALLIE MAXINE PROUDFOOT, b. January 01, 1923; d. July 21, 1924.
17. GEORGE FREDERICK3 STARR (GEORGE FREDERICK2, GEORGE FREDERICK1) was born November 16, 1885 in Sigourney, Iowa, and died November 23, 1930 in LaCrosse, Kansas. He married FLORINE JUNG.
Notes for GEORGE FREDERICK STARR:
The 1900 Census of Scott County, Kansas, has his middle initial as "F"
Children of GEORGE STARR and FLORINE JUNG are:
26. i. JANICE4 STARR, b. Abt. 1909.
ii. WILLIAM E. STARR.
Notes for WILLIAM E. STARR:
18. FREDERICK WILLIAM3 STARR (GEORGE FREDERICK2, GEORGE FREDERICK1) was born March 23, 1888 in Scott County, Kansas, and died May 14, 1948 in Scott City, Scott County, Kansas. He married GRACE M. STORMONT October 19, 1935.
Notes for FREDERICK WILLIAM STARR:
The 1900 Scott County, Kansas, Census has his middle initial as "W"
Served in WW I
Got terribly burned and married his nurse
Child of FREDERICK STARR and GRACE STORMONT is:
27. i. JOHN BYRON4 STARR, b. Abt. 1936.
19. HOMER CHARLES3 STARR (GEORGE FREDERICK2, GEORGE FREDERICK1) was born July 12, 1895 in Scott County, Kansas, and died December 02, 1975 in Mexico, Missouri. He married (1) RUTH LOUISE NEAL September 01, 1929 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He married (2) MARIE ELITHE SEARS August 01, 1936, daughter of LEROY SEARS and EFFIE BROWN.
Notes for HOMER CHARLES STARR:
Social Security has Homer listed as:
Starr, Homer 555-16-1616 CA 12 July 1895 December 1975 MO
AUNT PET'S STORY Â– 1870-1970
The following material was provided by Bill Bentley, firstname.lastname@example.org
. It has been posted here with the permission of The Yates Center News.
During the early months of 1954 the Home Demonstration Council of Yates Center, Kansas sponsored a contest for people in the area past the age of 70. They were asked to write and submit a story of their early pioneer experiences in Kansas. The stories were judged by a committee and Mrs. Mabel Irwin's story of her early day experiences in Wilson and Woodson County received the highest points. What she wrote appeared in The Yates Center News on Thursday, April 15, 1954.
PIONEER DAYS IN KANSAS
In 1871 my parents, Nathaniel Morgan Butcher and wife, set out from Keokuk county Iowa in a covered
wagon loaded with their few possessions and their three children, Margaret age ten, Charlie three and a
half, and myself age one; their destination Kansas. Since my parents could not agree on a name for me I
was nicknamed "Pet." Although a few years later I gave myself the name of Mabel Lucy. The nickname
stuck and is still used to this day by the family and close friends.
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Soon father took claim to 80 acres adjacent to our farm - then in quick succession three more families
took adjoining claims, the four farms cornered and on that spot father gave an acre on which a school
house was built. Our closest neighbor, Alex Jameson had a married daughter who came each year to visit.
Then there was the William Starr family, and on the fourth farm was the Starr's married daughter and
family. But tragedy came to the William Starr's. Mr. Starr was injured while hunting and took an
overdose of medicine to relieve pain which proved fatal. Soon after his death, their son, William Jr., was
stabbed to death in a quarrel at a dance. But George, the eldest, was a great comfort and strength to his
mother and soon the second son, Abe, brought a young bride to live in the home and the youngest
daughter, Clara, completed their household.
Mr. Risdon was married at Omaha, Nebraska, in 1898, to Miss Myrtle May Starr, daughter of J. C. and
Wilhelmina Starr, the latter of whom now resides at Scott City, Kansas. Mr. Starr, a former well known
newspaper man and politician, is now deceased. Three children have been born to Professor and Mrs.
Risdon, namely: Myrtle Anita, who is a sophomore in the high school at Long Beach, California; and
Mary Catherine and Wilhelmina Christine, who are in the second grade of the public school there. The
family home at Independence is the scene of many social events.
Notes for MARIE ELITHE SEARS:
Her first husband was Miner, They divorced and she remarried John Harrison Davis, II.
Children of HOMER STARR and RUTH NEAL are:
i. LOUISE4 STARR.
ii. LENARD STARR.
Children of HOMER STARR and MARIE SEARS are:
28. iii. ROSALIE ANN4 STARR, b. January 09, 1939, Visalia, California.
iv. ARNOLD UDELL STARR.
29. v. GAYLENE MARIE STARR, b. May 17, 1942.
20. DEWEY ROOSEVELT3 STARR (GEORGE FREDERICK2, GEORGE FREDERICK1) was born October 08, 1898 in Scott County, Kansas, and died March 15, 1978 in St. Francis, Kansas. He married BERTHA FRANCES NEAL July 20, 1927.
Notes for DEWEY ROOSEVELT STARR:
Social Security records:
STARR, DEWEY 512-40-9769 KS 8 Oct 1898 Mar 1978 KS
Notes for BERTHA FRANCES NEAL:
February 9, 1999. Frances is currently in a "home" with Alzheimer's. Spoke with Tava See and she reported that her mother does not have Alzheimer.
Children of DEWEY STARR and BERTHA NEAL are:
30. i. DOROTHY DAUN4 STARR, b. Abt. 1929.
31. ii. TAVA STARR, b. Abt. 1932, Scott County, Scott City, Kansas.
21. ELMER L.3 RUDOLPH (ANNA2 STARR, GEORGE FREDERICK1) was born Abt. 1889, and died Abt. 1950. He married GERTRUDE E. RHODES April 24, 1914.