Monica Stark

1922–8 May 2005 (Age 83)
North Dakota, United States

The Life of Monica

When Monica Stark was born in 1922, in North Dakota, United States, her father, Michael Brittner, was 27 and her mother, Margaret Hagel, was 24. She married Leon R. Wood on 6 August 1942, in Franklin, Washington, United States. She lived in Center, Oliver, North Dakota, United States in 1935. She died on 8 May 2005, in Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States, at the age of 83.

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Leon R. Wood
Monica Stark
Marriage: 6 August 1942

Spouse and Children

6 August 1942
Franklin, Washington, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Michael Brittner





    Rose Stark



    Norma A Brittner


    Edna Brittner


    Leo Brittner


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 18

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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 (3)

  • Monica Stark in household of Michael Brittner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Monica Stark, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Monica Stark, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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