William Moberly Starrett

13 October 1867–2 March 1960 (Age 92)
Adams, Ohio, United States

The Life of William Moberly

When William Moberly Starrett was born on 13 October 1867, in Adams, Ohio, United States, his father, Daniel Coppel Starrett, was 41 and his mother, Lucinda Edgington, was 39. He married Nora Irma Newell on 1 January 1901, in Jasper, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. He lived in Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Newton Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 2 March 1960, in Newton, Jasper, Iowa, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Newton, Jasper, Iowa, United States.

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William Moberly Starrett
Nora Irma Newell
Marriage: 1 January 1901
Denning Starrett
William Leonard Starrett
Daniel Chester Starrett
George Lester Starrett
Martin M Starrett

Spouse and Children

1 January 1901
Jasper, Iowa, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Coppel Starrett


    Lucinda Edgington




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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 17

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 29

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from Stairaird (now Stirie) in the parish of Dalry, Ayrshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Willie Starselt in household of Daniel Starselt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Starrett in household of Daniel C Starrett, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • William M Starrett, "United States Census, 1940"

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