Stella Myrtle Turk

1881–1960 (Age 79)
Scott, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Stella Myrtle

When Stella Myrtle Turk was born in 1881, in Scott, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Samuel Jackson Turk, was 27 and her mother, Adell Pittsley, was 21. She married John Westley Daugherty on 24 February 1901, in Crawford, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Boscobel, Grant, Wisconsin, United States in 1905. She died in 1960, at the age of 79, and was buried in Mount Zion, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Westley Daugherty
Stella Myrtle Turk
Marriage: 24 February 1901
Helen Lenore Daugherty
Martha D Daugherty
Buford G Daugherty
Donald F Daugherty
Dortha Daugherty
Kenneth R Daugherty

Spouse and Children

24 February 1901
Crawford, Wisconsin, United States


    Helen Lenore Daugherty


    Martha D Daugherty


    Buford G Daugherty


    Donald F Daugherty


    Dortha Daugherty


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Jackson Turk


    Adell Pittsley




+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 0

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.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 2

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 21

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly Gloucestershire), Dutch, and German (also Türk): from Middle English, Old French turc, Middle High and Low German Turc ‘Turk’, from Turkish türk. In theory this could be an ethnic name but, both in England and northwest Europe, it is generally a nickname for a person with black hair and a swarthy complexion or a cruel, rowdy, or unruly person. The Dutch and German surname also represents a house name, derived from the use of a picture of a Turk as a house sign. It is also found as a nickname for someone who had taken part in the wars against the Turks.2 English: from a medieval personal name, a back-formation from Turkel , misanalyzed as containing the Old French diminutive suffix -el.3 Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Tuirc, a patronymic from the byname Torc ‘boar’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Stella Daugherty in household of John W Daugherty, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Estelle Daugherty in household of John W Daugherty, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Stella M Daughterty in household of John W Daughterty, "United States Census, 1910"

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