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Emery Stark

Emery Stark
b. 5 January 1861, Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana, to Elijah and Elizabeth (Johnson) Stark
d. 24 December 1938, Savage, Richland County, Montana

He served in the Army three times: Sergeant, Troop F, 7th Regiment, 1881; Regular Infantry, 1892-1894; and Private, Company D, 22nd Regular Infantry, 1895-1899. He was a prominent figure as an Indian fighter in the Montana Territory.

Submitted by:
Willis H. Lowrey
Colorado Springs CO
E-mail: wlowrey846@aol.com

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Calvin Stark

Calvin Stark
b. 17 December 1856, Ripley County, Indiana, to Elijah and Elizabeth (Johnson) Stark
d. 9 October 1939, Grant City, Worth County, Missouri

m. 5 February 1882, Ripley County, Indiana
Elizabeth Shook
b. 1861, Ripley County, Indiana
d. 11 March 1947, Grant City, Worth County, Missouri

Children with Elizabeth Shook:
• Callie L. (b. 1883) married Samuel A. Cloud
• Charles Edwin (b. 1884) married Zelma [–?–]
• Ross A. (1887-ca. 1960) married Rose Nutt
• Horace/Harvey M. (1892-aft. 1939) married Wildas Decatur
• Percy N. (1900-1971)

Calvin moved with his father’s family to a farm in Worth County, Missouri, in 1885. In the spring of 1887, he moved with his wife and child to Grant City. He was in the poultry and produce business.

Submitted by:
Willis H. Lowrey
Colorado Springs CO
E-mail: wlowrey846@aol.com

John Stark

John Stark
b. 24 December 1851, Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana, to Elijah and Elizabeth (Johnson) Stark
d. 17 April 1943, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa

m. 5 November 1872, Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana
Mary Eliza Tyson
b. 18 December 1851, Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana
d. 16 December 1932, Buffalo, Wilson County, Kansas

Children with Mary Eliza Tyson:
• Cornett Tyson Hamilton (1873-1961) married (1) Clara McManus, (2) Ella Mae Fike, (3) Eleanor Salome Barrell
• Curtis (1875-1940) married Lydia Groth
• Mabel (1877-1954) married Louis DeValois Butler
• Ethel (1879-1967) married Benjamin William Longenecker
• Herbert “Bertie” (1881-1969) married Lydia Agnes Stover
• Grace (1886-1961) married (1) Azro Dudley Hardy, (2) Louis C. Bauer, (3) James O. Rosillo
• Grey (1886-1969)
• Ralph “John” (1889-1895)

The family left Ripley County, Indiana, about 1876 for Buffalo, Wilson County, Kansas. John Stark was a soldier in the Spanish American War and served in Cuba. He lived a number of years in the Soldier’s Home in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Submitted by:
Willis H. Lowrey
Colorado Springs CO
E-mail: wlowrey846@aol.com

Wilson Stark

Wilson Stark
b. 7 August 1849, Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana, to Elijah and Elizabeth (Johnson) Stark
d. 17 January 1895, Sullivan, Franklin County, Missouri

Wilson was a Methodist minister. His obituary states: “Wilson Stark joined the M. E. Church at Versailles, Indiana at the age of 15 years, and studied for and entered [–?–] of the Southeast Indiana Conference in May 1871. He served his church on several circuits in Indiana. He then entered the Missouri Conference about 1875 and preached two years, returning again to Indiana, where he labored faithfully, doing good work until 1888, when he again entered the Missouri Conference and was placed on the Maryville circuit, preaching there until 1890. He then went to the Indian Territory, working for the church until 1892. He returned to Missouri in 1892 and entered the St. Louis Conference and was given the Sullivan circuit, where he labored until ‘called home to God.’”

Submitted by:
Willis H. Lowrey
Colorado Springs CO
E-mail: wlowrey846@aol.com

Henry Stark

Henry Stark
b. 14 January 1847, Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana, to Elijah and Elizabeth (Johnson) Stark
d. 23 February 1935, Windsor, Henry County, Missouri

m. 31 October 1875, Osgood, Ripley County, Indiana
Minerva Ann Gray
b. about 1847, Osgood, Ripley County, Indiana
d. 24 June 1927, Aurora, Lawrence County, Missouri

Children with Minerva Ann Gray:
• Florence Start (1876-1957)
• Arthur M. (1878-1936)
• Elizabeth (b.1880) married D. W. Glasgow
• Eliot (1883-1884)
• Etha (1884-1952)
• Walter S. (1891-aft. 1935) married Marion Wentworth

The family emigrated in the fall of 1877 to Grant City, Missouri. In 1928, Henry moved to Windsor, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Willis H. Lowrey
Colorado Springs CO
E-mail: wlowrey846@aol.com

Silas Stark

Silas Stark
b. 15 November 1841, Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana, to Elijah and Elizabeth (Johnson) Stark
d. 20 February 1875, Windsor, Henry County, Missouri

m. 3 September 1863, Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana
Margaret Eliza Johnson
b. 18 April 1845, Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana
d. 31 August 1914, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio

Children with Margaret Eliza Johnson:
• Luella (1864-1956) married William Franklin Radspinner
• William Elijah (1866-1940) married (1) Sarah Ellen Smith, (2) Birdie Mae Smith
• Lytle Johnson (1869-1888)
• Ambrose Edward (1871-1926) married Louise Kerr
• Raymond Clifford (1873-1875)

Submitted by:
Willis H. Lowrey
Colorado Springs CO
E-mail: wlowrey846@aol.com

Elijah Stark

Elijah Stark
b. 4 July 1811, Bourbon County, Kentucky, to Frances Stark
d. 25 December 1898, Grant City, Worth County, Missouri

m. 16 October 1837, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi
Elizabeth Johnson
b. 27 February 1818, to William and Margaret (Shook) Johnson
d. 22 September 1902, Grant City, Worth County, Missouri

Children with Elizabeth Johnson:
• Thomas (1838-1838)
• James (1839-1921) married Hester Ann Ludwick
• Silas (1841-1875) married Margaret Eliza Johnson
• William Cornett (1844-1919) married Mary Molly Dawson
• Henry (1847-1935) married Minerva Ann Gray
• Wilson (1849-1895)
• John (1851-1943) married Mary Eliza Tyson
• Anna (1854-1925)
• Calvin (1856-1939) married Elizabeth Shook
• Mary Frances (1859-1860)
• Emery (1861-1938) (twin)
• Martha (1861-1861) (twin)

In the early 1830’s, Frances Stark moved her two sons to a farm east of Versailles in Ripley County, Indiana. Elijah received his education in Lexington, Kentucky. He purchased his own land in Ripley County in 1832. He taught school, played violin, taught singing, and farmed. In 1834, he went down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to Natchez, Mississippi with a flatboat load of produce. He remained in Natchez nearly four years. While there, he learned carpentry and married Elizabeth. Their first child was born and died there. In 1838, they moved to Ripley County, Indiana. He was elected Treasurer of Ripley County in 1846, and elected County Clerk in 1860. Elijah moved to Grant City, Missouri in 1885.

Submitted by:
Willis H. Lowrey
Colorado Springs CO
E-mail: wlowrey846@aol.com