Clara Elizabeth Stark

9 February 1871–11 April 1951 (Age 80)
Christian, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Clara Elizabeth

When Clara Elizabeth Stark was born on 9 February 1871, in Christian, Illinois, United States, her father, Jacob M Stark, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth Jane Prickett, was 19. She married William Robert Runyon on 21 August 1889, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Peoria, Illinois, United States in 1941. She died on 11 April 1951, at the age of 80, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Buckhart, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.

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William Robert Runyon
Clara Elizabeth Stark
Marriage: 21 August 1889
Aubrey Earl Runyon
Irene B. Runyon
Edward Lawrence Runyon
Raymond Francis Runyon
Fanny Elizabeth Runyon

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park
Age 1
Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · The First Workers Strike
Age 6
The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1892 · The Chicago Canal
Age 21
The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from Middle English stark ‘firm’, ‘unyielding’, hence a nickname for a stern, determined, or physically strong person.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a strong, bold person, from Middle High German stark(e), German stark ‘strong’, ‘brave’.

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

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Sources (21)

  • Clara Cole in household of Oliver H Cole, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clara E Cole in household of Oliver H Cole, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clara Cole, "United States Census, 1940"

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