Hiram Sylvester Stark

Birth: 29 DEC 1861, Jefferson Co., Iowa Source
Death: 28 MAY 1934, Fairfield, Iowa Source

Married Elizabeth Schlief on 1 JAN 1884 at Fairfield, Iowa

William Stark Rebecca A. Ragsdale Andrew Sappenfield Margaret Grimes
Henry Harrison Stark Sarah Elizabeth Sappenfield
Hiram Sylvester Stark
m.Elizabeth Schlief

Girtha Cleo (Girthie) Stark

Mary Elva (Elvie) Stark

Grace Stark

Hiram Sylvester (Vester) Stark

Henry Harley Stark

Baby Stark

Nellie Stark

Loren Felix Stark

Hiram was Supervisor of Roads in Jefferson Co. in the early 1900's

January 9, 1884 Fairfield News
Marriages- Jan. 1 in Fairfield by Rev. S T Boyd, H S Starks and Elizabeth Schlief.

Hiram S Stark obit--Fairfield Ledger
Hiram Sylvester or as his many friends knew him, "Hi," was the one child of Henry Harrison and Sarah Elizabeth Stark. He was born on a farm west of this city and all of his life was spent in Jefferson County, in or just west of Fairfield. For the past 42 years he has resided on the farm where he passed away at 1:30 a.m. Monday morning of last week. He was married on January 1, 1884 to Elizabeth Schlief and lived happily in thisunion for over 50 years. Eight children were born to them, all of whom survive excepting Willie who died in infancy. The surviving relatives are, his sorrowing wife, his seven children, Mrs. Charles Hidy of Batavia, Ia., Mrs Loren Six of Fairfield, Mrs. Jess Louth of Libertyville, Sylvester of Batavia, Henry of Salem, Mrs. Howard Ratcliff of Des Moines, and Loren of Fairfield. Besides these there are 23 grandchildren and five great grandchildren and a large number of relatives and friends who will mourn his passing. Mr Stark has been an 'Odd Fellow' for the past 35 years and served honorably in the offices of the order. His end was very unexpected, he being ill but three hours, and his going was a shock to his many relatives and friends. He was a good father and husband, upright and honest in all of his dealings, kindly and sincere in his life, loved and respected by his friends and his neighbors. His friendliness and thoughtfulness have made a very great place for him in the hearts of his many friends. Funeral services were held at the Hoskins Funeral Home on Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. S. P. Williamson of the First Christian church. The two vocal numbers, "Going Down the Valley" and his favorite hymn "The Sweet Bye and Bye," were beautifully sung by Miss Marie Scott and Maurice Long with Mrs. Gus Scott at the piano. Pall bearers were members of the I.O.O.F. and the ritual of Order was carried out at the graveside with William Phipps as acting Noble Grand and S.P. Williamson as Chaplain. The remains were interred in Evergreen cemetery.

House in town was on the NW corner of B and Kirkwood Fairfield

Iowa State Census, 1895
Name: H. S. Stark
Age: 33
Race: W
Birthplace: Jeff Co
Name: Lizzie Stark
Age: 27
Race: W
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Name: Geothie Stark
Age: 10
Race: W
Birthplace: Jeff Co
Name: Elva Stark
Age: 8
Race: W
Birthplace: Jeff Co
Name: Grace Stark
Age: 6
Race: W
Birthplace: Jeff Co
Name: H. S. Stark Jr.
Age: 4
Race: W
Birthplace: Jeff Co
Name: Henry Stark
Age: 1
Race: W
Birthplace: Jeff Co

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