James Franklin Starkey

3 December 1863–30 March 1926 (Age 62)
Maud, Colbert, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of James Franklin

When James Franklin Starkey was born on 3 December 1863, in Maud, Colbert, Alabama, United States, his father, David Longstreet Starkey, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Sally Ann Rutherford, was 40. He married Nancy Cordelia Hearn in 1887, in Colbert, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Colbert, Alabama, United States in 1870 and Beat 4, Tishomingo, Mississippi, United States in 1900. He died on 30 March 1926, at the age of 62, and was buried in Tishomingo, Mississippi, United States.

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James Franklin Starkey
Nancy Cordelia Hearn
Marriage: 1887
Callie Starkey
Homer Mortimer Starkey
David Starkey
Mamie or Minnie S Starkey
James Lee Starkey
M Emma Starkey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1887Colbert, Alabama, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
    Age 4
    Historical Boundaries: 1867: Colbert, Alabama, United States* 1870: Colbert, Alabama, United States *eliminated November, 1867 then reestablished in 1870
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 18
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, probably in Lancashire. This English surname has been established in Ireland (Dublin) since the 14th century.English: variant of Starkin, itself perhaps from an unrecorded Old French personal name Starkin, a pet form of ancient Germanic names beginning in Stark- ‘strong’, such as Starc(w)ulf and Starcher, both of which appear in 1086 as names of Domesday Book tenants in East Anglia: Starcolf (Norfolk) and Starker (Suffolk). However, no medieval evidence for Starkin as a personal name or a surname has been found. An alternative possibility is a derivation from an unrecorded Middle English starking ‘strong one’ (see Stark ), but in the absence of any medieval evidence this is highly conjectural.Altered form of German Starke , written thus to preserve the second syllable.

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

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    Sources (7)

    • James Starkey in household of Davies Starkey, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James Starkey in entry for Delia Starkey, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"
    • J F Storkey, "United States Census, 1900"

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