David Spoward Stark

1868–
Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of David Spoward

When David Spoward Stark was born on 13 July 1868, in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Stark, was 45 and his mother, Agnes Spowart, was 39. He had at least 2 sons with Margaret Nimmo Baird. He lived in South Leith, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

David Spoward Stark
1868–
Margaret Nimmo Baird
1879–
John Stark
1902–1912
David Spowart Stark
1907–1987

Spouse & Children

children

(2)

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 6

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.
1884

Age 16

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 34

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

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’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • David Stark in household of Agnes Stark, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • David Stark in household of John Stark, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • David Spoward Stark, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account
Create a free account to view more about your family.
Share this with your family and friends.