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John Stillwell Stark
Birth: Apr. 11, 1841
Kentucky, USA
Death: Oct. 21, 1927
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA

Publisher. He met ragtime pianist Scott Joplin at the Maple Leaf Club in St. Louis and heard the rag named for the club. The number was printed and put on sale. He also published the rags of James Scott and Joseph Lamb as well as lesser-known ragtime composers until 1922. Lottie Joplin, the wife of Scott Joplin, renewed the copyright of her husband's Maple Leaf Rag and signed it over to him. The work "They All Played Ragtime," states "Ex-publisher John Stark, with his hand press on Laclede did more to save a true American music than was ever done by the whole music industry." (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
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  Sarah A Lasey Stark (1849 - 1910)*
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Saint Peter's Cemetery
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block C, Section 24, Lot 24, Grave 3
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Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Dec 22, 2003
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