Parke County Times 1-7 or 17-1916
William A Stark was born in Parke County Indiana, November 15, 1830, departed this life at Judson, Ind., December 24, 1915 aged 85 years, one month and nine days. At an early age he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Rush of Parke County, to this union was born two children, Cintha Jane and Mary Emaline, who died in infancy. Mary the wife following one year later.
He enlisted from Parke County July 24, 1862, and was mustered into service at Indianapolis as private of Company H, 21st Reg., participating in several battles during the war. On September 22, 1863 he received his honorable discharge at Indianapolis on account of disability. On January 1, 1870, he was united in marriage to Miss Eliza Ann Carter of Champaign, Ill., to this union six children were born, four girls and two boys, all of whom survive except one boy, Georgie who died in infancy, those that are left to mourn the loss of a dear father are: Mrs Callie Gosnell, of Lebonan, Ind.; Mrs Carrie Moore, of Rosedale, Ind.; Mrs Cora Armstrong, of Judson, Ind.; Fred Stark, of Judson, and Mrs LaVern Deeds, of Terre Haute; nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren, one brother Albert, of Missouri and one sister Sarah Alexander, of Parke County. Besides a host of relatives and friends. He was a kind and loving father. While he was not a member of any church, he was a firm believer in the Baptist doctrines. Uncle Alex as he was commonly called, was a good honest man and was loved by all who knew him, his sickness was of a short, painful duration of seven days, which he bore patiently, never uttering a word of complaint.
A precious one from us has gone
A voice we loved is still
A place is vacant in our homes
Which never can be filled
God in his wisdom has recalled
The boon his love has given
And tho' his body slumbers here,
His soul is safe in Heaven
Funeral services were held Sunday morning at Mt Moriah church, conducted by Rev Airhart, of Greencastle, with interment in Mt Moriah Cemetery.
1880 United States Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Wm. A. STARK Self M Male W 50 IN Waggon Maker KY KY
Eliza STARK Wife M Female W 30 IL Keeping House IN IN
Callie STARK Dau S Female W 8 IL IN IL
Carie STARK Dau S Female W 6 IN IN IL
Cora STARK Dau S Female W 3 IN IN IL
Census Place Greene, Parke, Indiana
Family History Library Film 1254303
NA Film Number T9-0303
Page Number 488B
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