Zilpha Stark

Brief Life History of Zilpha

When Zilpha Stark was born on 3 July 1818, in Hartland, Niagara, New York, United States, her father, John Stark, was 29 and her mother, Lovisa Stockwell, was 28. She married George Albert Smith on 8 March 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Iron City, Iron, Utah, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 19 September 1878, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Albert Smith
Zilpha Stark
Marriage: 8 March 1845
Ruth Oshij alias Smith
Zilpha Adelade Smith
Joseph Smith
Mary Amelia Smith

Sources (10)

  • Zilpha Smith in household of George A Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Zilpha Smith, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Zilpha Stark in entry for Mary Amelia Smith Wimmer, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: nickname from Middle English stark ‘strong, sturdy; harsh, severe’ (Old English stearc).

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a strong, bold person, from Middle High German stark(e), German stark ‘strong, brave’.

Czech and Slovak (Štark): of German origin (see 2 above).

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

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Potatoes and Scurvy

The Smith's were driven out of Nauvoo during the bitter winter of 1846. Geo. A. could not help the family except at night when his presence would not draw the mob's attention to Sarah Ann, Nancy and …

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