Frances Sarah Starbuck

Female11 September 1874–28 February 1944

Brief Life History of Frances Sarah

When Frances Sarah Starbuck was born on 11 September 1874, in Glenwood, Mills, Iowa, United States, her father, Elisha Starbuck, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Louisa DeLashmutt, was 28. She married John Addison Crookham on 14 October 1902, in Mills, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States for about 20 years and Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 28 February 1944, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Glenwood, Mills, Iowa, United States.

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John Addison Crookham
Frances Sarah Starbuck
Marriage: 14 October 1902
John Starbuck Crookham Sr.
Joseph Carter Crookham
James Francis Robert Crookham

Sources (24)

  • Frances Crookham in household of John Crookham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sarah Francis Starbuck, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Frances Crookham, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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  • Marriage
    14 October 1902Mills, Iowa, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 1

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 10

    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 22

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Tarbuck + a prosthetic S-.

    History: The Starbucks chain of coffee houses is named after the first mate of the Pequod in Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Melville deliberately used a genuine whaling surname from Nantucket. It was taken to America by Edward Starbuck, a man from Derbyshire, in the 1630s.

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

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