When Esther Ruth Stark was born on 19 April 1911, in Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States, her father, James Hiram Stark, was 23 and her mother, Ruth Elizabeth Worden, was 18. She had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with Harvey Kensen Carrier. She died on 17 May 1943, in Whitingham, Windham, Vermont, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Sadawga Cemetery, Whitingham, Windham, Vermont, United States.
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).