William Knox Stark

5 October 1892–1930 (Age 37)
Missouri City, Fort Bend, Texas, United States

The Life 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 2 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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Family Time Line

William Knox Stark
Rosa Jane Slater
Marriage: 19 May 1915
James William Stark
Francis M Stark
Josephine Ruth Stark

Spouse and Children

19 May 1915


    James William Stark


    Francis M Stark



Parents and Siblings


    Susan Josephine Hillhouse





    Adella Stark


    Katherine Stella Stark


    Miss Stark



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World Events (8)

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.
1901 · City Hall Built

Age 9

The Old Colorado Springs city Hall was built between 1901-1905. It was in use until 1997. The historical building was designed by Thomas Barber and Thomas MacLaren.
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

1 Scottish and English: from Middle English stark ‘firm’, ‘unyielding’, hence a nickname for a stern, determined, or physically strong person.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a strong, bold person, from Middle High German stark(e), German stark ‘strong’, ‘brave’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William K Stork in household of James W Slater, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William K Starks in household of Francis Starks, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wm Stark in household of Francis M Stark, "United States Census, 1900"

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