Mary Elizabeth Stark

23 December 1866–31 March 1944 (Age 77)
Ripley, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Stark was born on 23 December 1866, in Ripley, Indiana, United States, her father, James A Stark, was 27 and her mother, Hester Ann Ludwick, was 21. She married Willis Eugene Newton on 21 March 1888, in Newburg, Jasper, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Hickory Grove Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States for about 30 years and Newburg, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 31 March 1944, in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Prairie View Cemetery, Gilman, Marshall, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willis Eugene Newton
Mary Elizabeth Stark
Marriage: 21 March 1888
Leonard Elijah Newton
Bertha Florence Newton
Hester Lois Newton
Baby Newton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 March 1888Newburg, Jasper, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 1
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
    Age 12
    Historical Boundaries: 1878: Jasper, Iowa, United States
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 24
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    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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    Sources (21)

    • Mary Stark in entry for Leonard Elijah Newton, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • Mary E Newton in household of Willis E Newton, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Mary Elizabeth Newton in entry for Willis Eugene Newton, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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