Biography of George Starr
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George Starr is a prosperous and successful farmer of Medina County, being the owner of a well improved farm of 175 acres just north of Mallett Creek. He was born at Valley City, Ohio, May 16, 1863, the son of George and Louise (Fahrion) Starr.

George Starr, Sr., was a native of Germany, born Jan. 5, 1835. He died May 6, 1902, and is buried in York Cemetery. He came to this country in 1854 and during that year located in Medina County. He spent 11 years in the employ of a flour mill in this county and for two years operated a tannery in Findlay, Ohio. In 1861 Mr. Starr married Miss Louise Fahrion, the daughter of John Christopher Fahrion, of York Township, Medina County. To Mr. and Mrs. Starr were born four children: Mary, who died in 1922, was the wife of Augustus Frombaugh, who is deceased; George, the subject of this sketch; John G., retired, lives near Lester Station, Ohio; and Emma, married George L. Kehren, lives at Brunswick. He is a farmer and is also president of the Farmers' Mutual Home Insurance Company.

George Starr was educated in the district schools of York Township and for four terms attended a select school at Mallet Creek. He was employed on his father's farm during the summer months and remained there until his marriage in 1890. At that time he purchased his father's farm, which is his present home, near Mallett Creek. He is also a director and adjuster of the Farmers Mutual Home Insurance Company.

On April 6, 1890, Mr. Starr married Miss Lucy S. Maley, the daughter of Fred J. and Louise (Burrer) Maley, of Valley City, Ohio. Both now deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Starr were born three children: Carl M., born June 1, 1891, mention of whom is made below; Louise, married Earl C. Pierce, lives at Medina; and Helen, married R. W. Houston, who is identified with the Miami Herald of Miami, Florida.

Carl M. Starr is a graduate of Medina High School, class of 1909. He spent four years as a teacher in the district schools of Medina County and attended Wooster College. During 1915 he spent one term as a student in the agricultural department of Ohio State University. In 1914 he purchased a small farm near Lester Station, where he farmed until 1920. From 1921 until 1928 he operated the home place as a dairy farm. He is the father of one daughter, Margaret Elaine Starr.

George Starr is a Democrat in politics and has held the offices of county commissioner, township trustee, and school director. For several years Mr. and Mrs. Starr have spent the winter months in Florida.

From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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