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G. P. Stark was born Aug. 19, 1832, in Summit, Summit Co., O. He is the son of Benjamin and Hannah (Chapman) Stark, born respectively in Vermont and New York. Mr. Stark was a resident of Ohio for 34 years, and pursued agriculture. In 1866 he engaged in the drug business in Palestine, Crawford Co., O., returning to his former vocation and occupation a year later. In 1871 he engaged in mercantile business where he now resides and is prosecuting a profitable enterprise; keeps an assorted stock of dry goods, groceries, hardware etc. He has also a reasonably generous income from his farm of 60 acres in this tp. and in Ohio. He was married in December, 1863, to Mary L. Richardson. They have two children, Celestia, born June 12, 1858, and Lew. D., Sept. 2, 1862. Mr. Stark is Assistant Postmaster, the office being placed in his store. Politically he is a Democrat, and both himself and wife are connected with the Christian Church.

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