Mary Elizabeth Stark

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

Sources (21)

  • Mary E Newton in household of Willis E Newton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lizzie Stark, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Mary Elizabeth Fuller, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

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 The Amendment was later repealed.


Historical Boundaries: 1878: Jasper, Iowa, United States

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

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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