William Knox Stark

Male5 October 1892–1930

Brief Life History of William Knox

When William Knox Stark was born on 5 October 1892, in Missouri City, Fort Bend, Texas, United States, his father, Francis Marion Stark, was 36 and his mother, Susan Josephine Hillhouse, was 38. He married Rosa Jane Slater on 19 May 1915. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Sutherland, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States in 1920 and Routt, Colorado, United States in 1930. He died in 1930, in Yampa, Routt, Colorado, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Yampa, Routt, Colorado, United States.

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William Knox Stark
Rosa Jane Slater
Marriage: 19 May 1915
James William Stark
Francis Marion Stark
Josephine Ruth Stark
Kenneth Walter Stark

Sources (9)

  • William K Stork in household of James W Slater, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Stark in entry for James Stark and Elizabeth Beal, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • William K Starks in household of Francis Starks, "United States Census, 1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 May 1915
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Historical Boundaries: 1894: Fort Bend, Texas, United States. [Spreads across Fort Bend and Harris counties]

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 4

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

    Age 11

    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: nickname from Middle English stark ‘strong, sturdy; harsh, severe’ (Old English stearc).

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a strong, bold person, from Middle High German stark(e), German stark ‘strong, brave’.

    Czech and Slovak (Štark): of German origin (see 2 above).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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