John Marshall Starnes

21 July 1912–4 April 1986 (Age 73)
Marmaduke, Greene, Arkansas, United States

The Life of John Marshall

When John Marshall Starnes was born on 21 July 1912, in Marmaduke, Greene, Arkansas, United States, his father, Marshall Dar Starnes, was 43 and his mother, Electa Caroline Hartsoe, was 42. He married Ruth Wyatt on 14 October 1933, in Greene, Arkansas, United States. He lived in Hurricane Township, Greene, Arkansas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 4 April 1986, in Clovis, Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Clovis, Fresno, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Marshall Starnes
Ruth Wyatt
Marriage: 14 October 1933

Spouse and Children

14 October 1933
Greene, Arkansas, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Hester Avey Starnes


    John Marshall Starnes




    Gerald Porter Starnes


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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 10

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

Age 20

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

English (Sussex): unexplained.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John M Starnes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John M Starnes in household of Marshall Starnes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John M Starnes in household of M D Starnes, "United States Census, 1930"

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