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Oliver Adolphus Stark
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Birth: Feb. 1, 1854
Putnam County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 13, 1935
Barton County
Missouri, USA

The son of Andrew Jackson Stark and Ann "Lucinda" Smith, Oliver married Mary Ann "Molly" Wagaman on 06 Jan 1874 in Carroll County, Missouri. Their first 3 children were born in Rea Township in Carroll County, and Oliver worked there as a carpenter.

In the fall of 1880, the Starks decided to move closer to Oliver's parents in Barton County near Lamar, Missouri. Oliver, Molly and their 3 young children packed their belongings and made the trip in a overed wagon.

Even though their older daughter had just turned 4, she later told relatives that she remembered how much she and her sister had enjoyed the bonfires her father made that were used by her mother to cook their meals along the way.

Oliver built the family a house once they moved to Barton County. Tragically, less than a year after their arrival in Lamar, the Stark's youngest child, Francis, died in the summer of 1881 when he was 16-months-old. Their next baby, Charles, was born in 1882, but only lived for 8 months. After that, 7 of the next 8 children born to Oliver and Molly survived.

Oliver and Molly lived in the home he built for many years. He was employed as a construction foreman for the Kansas City Southern Railroad.

At the time of his death due to kidney disease, Oliver was 81 years, 6 months and 12 days old. He was buried on 14 Aug 1935 and was survived by his wife, Molly, who passed away in 1936.

Children: 4 daughters, 7 sons, 1 infant.

Father of:
Mary Belle Stark Sturdevant
Olive "Ollie" Stark Skaggs
Francis L. Stark
Charles H. Stark
Aubrey A. Stark
Norvel Edgar Stark
Harry P. Stark
Eugene Oliver Stark
Ruby Catherine Stark Blatti
Infant Stark
Hugh Carlin "Pete" Stark
Helen June Stark Anderson
Family links: 
  Mary Ann Wagaman Stark (1855 - 1936)*
  Francis L. Stark (1880 - 1881)*
  Charles H. Stark (1882 - 1883)*
  Aubrey A. Stark (1884 - 1979)*
  Harry P. Stark (1888 - 1965)*
  Hugh Carlin Stark (1896 - 1987)*
  Helen June Stark Anderson (1898 - 1917)*
*Calculated relationship
Lake Cemetery
Lamar Heights
Barton County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Lynn Marie Vint
Record added: May 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52730104
Oliver Adolphus Stark
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Oliver Adolphus Stark
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Oliver Adolphus Stark
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