Obituary Rockville Tribune December 14. 1910
The funeral services of James Preston Stark, who died December 8, 1910, were held at the Mt. Moriah church on December 10, at 11 o'clock; conducted by Rev. Reenes interment was made in the Mt Moriah cemetery.
James Preston Stark was born in Greene township, Parke county,Ind., January 8, 1833. He died at his home after a short illness December 8, 1910, age 77 years and 11 months. April 15, 1852 he was married to Mary E Dykes, and as a result of this union nine children were born three sons and six daughters; of tbis number two have departed from the stage of action-Sarah Frances and Charles. Those living are William H., Mrs.Quincy McClain, Mrs. D. M. Swaim, Mrs George Millemon. Mrs. Gilbert McClain, Mrs Alfred Pulliam and Howard. July 14, 1863, he enlisted in the Union army under Captain William D Mull, in Company "A" 115th Indiana regiment, where he encountered many of the privations wrought by this mighty conflict. February 25, 1864, he was honorably discharged, and returned to his home where he has successfully contributed toward its welfare.
His occupation was that of a farmer, and the well kept farm and beautiful home attests his unfaultering and industrious management. He possessed exceptionally good judgment supported by a business ability that rendered his council efficient upon all occasions. As an accommodating
neighbor, he had but few superiors, and possessed many qualities worthy of emulation. While the family, comrades, neighbors and friends will sadly miss him, we bow to the inevitable which will sooner or later claim us all. The deceased leaves a wife, two sons,five daughters, two brothers and one
sister, together with a number of grandchildren and other relatives to rnourn his loss.
1880 United States Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
James P. STARK Self M Male W 47 IN Farmer KY KY
Mary E. STARK Wife M Female W 46 KY Keeping House KY KY
Mary A. STARK Dau S Female W 18 IN At Home KY KY
Linda J. STARK Dau S Female W 16 IN At Home KY KY
Eva M. STARK Dau S Female W 14 IN At School KY KY
Alma STARK Dau S Female W 12 IN At School KY KY
Catharine STARK Dau S Female W 10 IN At School KY KY
Howard STARK Son S Male W 2 IN KY KY
Census Place Greene, Parke, Indiana
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