Mary Angeline Stark

Clark, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Angeline

When Mary Angeline Stark was born in 1840, in Clark, Illinois, United States, her father, Isaac Stark, was 23 and her mother, Elizabeth Weatherford, was 21. She married William McDowell on 18 May 1855, in Clark, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Marshall, Clark, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Marshall Township, Clark, Illinois, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

William McDowell
Mary Angeline Stark
Marriage: 18 May 1855
James A McDowell

Spouse and Children

18 May 1855
Clark, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings





    John Stark


    Catherine Stark


    Hiram A Stark


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 8

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Age 31

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

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)

  • Mary A Mc Dowell in household of William Mc Dowell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Angeline Stark in household of Isaac Stark, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary A Stark, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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