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Charles C. Starr Collection - MS 394
The Charles C. Starr papers includes seventy-nine personal letters, dating from June 2, 1855 to July 1909. Most of the letters written in the 1870s were addressed to Charles C. Starr from his relatives who lived in Ohio and throughout the Midwest. Also included in the collection is a series of legal papers documenting Elizabeth Starr's efforts to obtain a pension after the death of her husband.
The collection was donated by Betty Neidecker, who also made available many family documents which further enhanced the comprehensive nature of this register. Other sources consulted included the Toledo Blade; The History of Ottawa County and Its Families; and The Starr Family History. Under the supervision of Ann Bowers, Assistant Director of the Center for Archival Collections, this finding aid was prepared by Allen Patrick Shepherd, undergraduate student of History and Poltical Science at Bowling Green State University in Spring 1991. The finding aid was edited and prepared for the World Wide Web by Lee McLaird, Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections, in April 1997.
Daniel L. Starr, father of Charles C. Starr, lived the early part of his life in the New York cities of Lansing, Enfield, and Greenwood. While beginning as a farmer, he soon moved on to work in the harness and saddling business. In January 1855, he migrated to Perkins, Ohio (in Margaretta Township of Erie County). Daniel was elected to various county and township offices before his death in Perkins, Ohio on December 29, 1867, age 61. He was a Baptist. Bathsheba Starr was born to Charles and Betsey (Smith) Chadwick in Genoa, New York. She married Daniel Starr on August 15, 1831. After Daniel's death, she married John Gillette, who died March 9, 1879. Bathsheba passed away only nine days later at the age of 63; she was buried in Castalia, Ohio.
Charles Chadwick Starr was the oldest child of Daniel and Bathsheba Starr, born in Lansing, Tompkins County, New York on January 2, 1833. Six other children were born to the couple: Thirza Elizabeth, June 23, 1835; Rachel Earle, May 1, 1838; Guernzy, August 15, 1840; Merrill Leroy, February 10, 1842; Lewis Alphonso, December 23, 1847; and Ella, June 22, 1850. After Charles became twnety-one, he moved to Ohio, dividing the next two years between Sandusky and Fremont. In 1856, he located in Toledo and entered the law offices of William Baker. Subsequently, he became a student in the office of Hill & Pratt and was admitted to the Bar in October 1858. Shortly thereafter, he became a partner in the firm, Hill, Pratt & Starr. The business again changed to Pratt, Starr Wilson when Hill was succeeded by a newcomer. After establishing himself as an attorney, he married Elizabeth Wilson Fetter on April 18, 1861.
When the Civil War erupted, Charles Starr was put to duty as a veteran member of the local militia. When Cincinnati was threatened, he was stationed there to defend it from attack. He soon enlisted in the Army and engaged in action with the 128th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, seeing a great deal of combat. He was honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant on July 17, 1865. Charles and Elizabeth's two children were born during this time period: Kate Chloe was born February 10, 1862 and Elizabeth was born May 4, 1868. Early in the 1870s, Starr moved his family to Port Clinton, Ohio, where he lived for the rest of his life. The results of a disease contracted in the army caused him to be certified as an invalid in 1875. By the mid-1890s he was confined to his bed. He was officially certified insane by the United States Bureau of Pensions on May 3, 1898. The paper certified that the pension was granted to his wife since he had contracted a "disease of the bowels from typhoid fever and resulting disease of brain and spinal cord." Four months before his death, he entered a Toledo hospital for treatment. An obituary in the Toledo Daily Blade stated that "he had suffered from nervous trouble which the doctors diagnosed as neurasthenia." According to the article, Starr's health had been strengthening before he "suffered from an attack of the grip which aggravated his complaint" only three weeks before his death. Charles Chadwick Starr finally died on May 4, 1899 at the age of sixty-six.
Starr's widow Elizabeth Wilson (Fetter) Starr, was the daughter of Philip and Catharine Elizabeth (Bower) Fetter. She was born December 16, 1836 in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany. The Fetter family came to the United States in 1844. She survived her husband by more than a decade, but was diagnosed with an unspecified illness on July 25, 1908. She died of cardiac dropsy on July 22, 1909, aged seventy-two.
Charles C. Starr's oldest daughter Kate Chloe, was unmarried at the time of his death. Her younger sister Elizabeth married John Adam Neidecker II (1859-1936) on December 31, 1890. John Adam was the son of Peter Neidecker, a funeral and furniture businessman from Port Clinton. Elizabeth Starr Neidecker was John Adam's second wife; he had married first to Anna Foote, and after Elizabeth's death, he wed Julia Perrin. Through his three wives, he had the following children: Mina McDonald (1882-1937); Elsa Shugars Pregrave (1883-1955); Frederick Starr (1892-1945); Madeline Ella (1895-1924); Philip Stuve (1893-1931); and Elizabeth Jean Ingwersen (1898-1984).
The donor of this collection is Elizabeth Neidecker. She is the daughter of John Adam Neidecker II's oldest son Frederick. Alpha (Hennesy) Starr (1895-1965) bore Frederick three children, including Elizabeth (b. 1920), John Frederick (1923-1975), and Nancy Starr (1929-1933).
The Charles C. Starr papers are a collection of eighty-nine documents dating between June 2, 1855 and July 1909. A majority of the collection is the correspondence between various members of the Starr family during the 1850s, 1860s and 1870s. While most of the letters are the incoming correspondence of Charles C. Starr, there are several other members of the family whose letters are included in this collection. A series of papers documents Elizabeth Starr's attempt to obtain an appeal for a pension through her invalid husband Charles.
The collection is of interest to researchers in a variety of disciplines, including women's studies, social and economic history, Civil War, treatment of minorities, life on the frontier, and agriculture.
A series of documents (1897-1909) details Elizabeth Starr's efforts to obtain a pension from the government, through her invalid/insane husband Civil War veteran Charles C. Starr.
Originating from many different members of the Starr family and its acquaintances, these letters provide details about each writer's daily life and activities.
|Identification Known||Identification Uncertain|
|Daniel Lewis Starr|
Bathsheba (Chadwick) Starr
|Parents||Kate Starr Osborn||sister of Daniel Starr?|
|John Gillette||Second husband of Bathsheba Chadwick Starr||Ellis Osborn||husband of Kate Osborn|
|Paternal grandparents||Ben Starr|
|brothers of Daniel Starr?|
|E. Campbell||Maternal grandmother||"Aunt Thirza" (Barger?)||In relation to Charles C. Starr,|
mentioned by Samuel Hicks
|Elizabeth Wilson (Fetter) Starr||Wife; often referred to as "Lizzie" or "Libbie"||S. Chadwick||cousin of Charles C. Starr?|
|Brothers of Elizabeth Fetter Starr||H. Bayer/Barger|
James W. Wilson
Havery S. Hill
|letters dated from "Westfield"|
|John Ray||Husband of Thirza Starr Ray||Lizzie Chittenden|
S. B. Parsons
|attended Oberlin College|
|Starr William Ray||Son of John and Thirza Ray||William Bayne|
Nelly S. W. (?)
|Samuel Hicks||Cousin of Charles Starr|
|Sarah Davenport||Friend of Elizabeth Fetter Starr|
|John W. Morris||Elizabeth Starr's attorney|
December 28, 1855-August 23, 1879, n.d.
Contains incoming and outgoing correspondence from several members of the Charles C. Starr family over a twenty-five year period.
May 3, 1898-July 1909
Contains documents regarding Elizabeth Starr's efforts to obtain a pension following the death of her husband Charles C. Starr and related documents.
- Dec. 28, 1855. From Sarah (?) To Elizabeth Starr
Relates general information about recent events in the lives of her family, as well as Fremont-area births, deaths, and marriages.
- June 2, 1856. From Lizzie Chittenden to Libbie Fetter
Describes a recent episode in which Lizzie talked with an impressive gentleman at the depot in Oberlin, Ohio.
- Sept. 1, 1856. From Lizzie Chittenden to her sister Libbie
She discusses her plans and those of several friends and discusses her studying habits for school.
- Sept. 3, 1856. From John Ray to his wife Thirza
He waits for her return home from Margaretta, Ohio. He talks of the goings on. "Charles" was forced to take care of the house.
- Sept. 9, 1856. From Thirza Ray to her husband John
She writes of family developments, Margaretta-area deaths and funerals, and a political meeting she attended. The nature of the meeting was not discussed, as she had difficulty understanding the proceedings.
- Oct. 1, 1856. From Addie Ransom to Libbie Fetter
She complains of sickness and lack of correspondence.
- Oct. 7, 1856. From S.B. Parsons to a "Respected Friend"
S/he(?) needs companionship, especially since the "friend" has left Oberlin.
- Oct. 18, 1856. From Addie Ransom to Libbie Fetter
She tells of her recent visit to see her family. She gives an account of her music lessons at Oberlin, and her new roommate, Lizzie Edinger.
- Oct. 22, 1856. From Libbie Hammond to Nelly (?)
She tells about her schooling, asks for a visit and inquires about a recent trip to Brownsville.
- Oct. 27, 1856. From Lizzie Chittenden to Libbie Fretter
Lizzie discusses the appointment of a woman to a superintendent position at an area school. Oberlin College is repeatedly mentioned. Lizzie encourages Libbie to join her in studies.
- Nov. 19, 1856. From S. B. Parsons to a "respected friend"
She discusses prospects for future schooling at Oberlin. The letter was written from her home, immediately after her departure from Oberlin.
- Dec. 17, 1856. From "Libbie" in "Alexander" to "Dearest Nellie"
"School duties" are the reason she hasn't written. She intends to spend the winter at home. General comments on family. The letter is water-stained.
- Jan. 2, 1857. From Kate Osborne in Toledo to her sister Ella.
She talks about several friends, discusses the past holiday, and mentions that she is home most of the time. Ellis, her husband, is a railroad worker and only home twice a week.
- Feb. 9, 1857. From John Ray to his wife Thirza.
He tells her about a trip through Sandusky, "our folk's home," Clyde, Grafton, and Medina.
- Jan. 8, 1858. From R.J. Skidman to Lizzie Chittenden
He writes about friends and the weather. He is concerned about a journey which Lizzie took by herself, and is disappointed to postpone a visit with her.
- Jan. 17, 1859. From Philip Fetter to his sister Libbie
He writes about his search for employment. He traveled from Toledo to New Orleans, by the steamer Queen of the West from Cincinnati. Unable to find work, he continued up the Mississippi River on the steamboat Hannibal, and finally arrived in Columbus, Kentucky. He describes the town and his work and encounters with slaves.
- Jan. 21, 1859. From R.J. Skidmore (in Toledo) to Libbie Fetter
General letter relating the goings-on in his life.
- Jan. 31, 1859. From "Cousin Rus" to "My Dearest Ducky I Mean Honey"
A journey to Toledo made by "Cousin Rus." The text lacks detail.
- Feb. 5, 1859. From (?) To Libbie Fetter
Contains an interesting account of one individual's activities over a period of twelve days. "Lizzie" was gone from Whitehouse, Ohio for at least two weeks.
- Apr. 2, 1859. From Philip Fetter to his sister Lizzie
He had only spent a short time in Columbus, Kentucky, but he journeyed to Leavenworth City, Kentucky in search of work. He discusses the possibility of going to Pike's Peak and the "gold mines." He doesn't expect to return home for two to three years.
- April 3, 1859. From Sarah Davenport to her friend, Libbie Fetter
She tells of her husband Charlie's departure for Pike's Peak with a group of men. He will be gone all summer while Sarah remains in Sheffield (Ohio). She also writes of relations with her brother and sister.
- May 15, 1859. From Philip Fetter to his sister Lizzie
He describes his boarding house in Leavenworth City, Kentucky. He expects to leave for Pike's Peak around June 1, 1859. He comments on the rains and their effect on the dirt roads.
- July 6, 1859. From Philip Fetter to Lizzie Fetter
He remains in Leavenworth City. He expects to leave for Pike's Peak the following morning (July 7, 1859). The journey will cost thirty-five dollars. Solomon Collard will come along as a companion.
- Oct. 17, 1859(?) Two poems by Ursula Brown to Miss E. Fetter
- Feb. 12, 1860, Feb. 19, 1860.From "Nelly" (in Whitehouse, Ohio) to Libbie Fetter
Nelly discusses family and friends and is considering a trip.
- Aug. 12, 1860.From William Bayen (in Medina, New York) to Libbie Fetter
Applauding "Old Abe" at one point in this general letter, he speaks of his return from Buffalo and talks about family and friends.
- Nov. 11, 1860.From Michael Fetter (in Unrivaled, Indiana) to his sister "Lizzie" (Elizabeth Fetter)
He discusses his work on the railroad. He might return to school soon. Their mother lives with/near him. He is concerned that Lizzie has not written for some time.
- Aug. 7, 1864.From Mrs. B. Starr (in Tompkins County, New York) to her grandson Charles C. Starr (at the Johnson's Island Confederate Prison Camp)
She discusses family in military action. "Ben" is near the Missouri River building Fort Rice while "Uncle C" remains near Lawrence, Kansas. She is concerned because of raids on that city.
- Aug. 7, 1864.From "Uncle C" to Charles Chadwick Starr
He discusses military progress of the Civil War, and he congratulates Charles for becoming regimental commander under General Hill. Hagerstown, Pennsylvania was occupied by the Rebels. He speculates about the Union's position at that stage of the war. He sends greetings to family and friends.
- Oct. 19, 1864. From John Ray (from the Headquarters of the Provost Marshall in Toledo) to his wife, Thirza, and son, Willie.
They are apparently staying at Willie's grandfather's home. The letter covers mostly miscellaneous personal business. There might be a need for another draft by the Union Army. His work keeps him busy.
- Mar. 26, 1865.From Mrs. B. Starr (in Tompkins County, New York) to her grandson, Charles C. Starr
She discusses events in the lives of family and friends. She complains of rheumatism. A local woman was taken to an "insane house."
- Oct. 8, 1865. From S. Chadwick? (illegible) to "Cousin C,"
The writer descibes Des Moines, Iowa weather, disease, poor-houses, and bachelors. Construction of her house is nearly complete. The back page is written by "J.B."
- Nov. 5, 1865. From Mrs. E. Campbell to "Dear Friends One and All" and "Charley."
This letter covers personal and community affairs. She describes (with statistics) their sorghum production and apple sales. She describes the postwar lives of her immediate family.
- May 16, 1866.From [?] Bayer to John Blackall
Relates anecdotes about life. Many personal affairs are discussed.
- June 16, 1871.From Ella Starr (in Central New York) to Libbie
She relays details her family's lives. Other topics include religious events, a trip to Ithaca, a "university band," and other experiences. "Rob" visited "Uncle Charley" in Lawrence, Kansas.
- July 31, 1871. From B. Starr (in Newfield, Tompkins county, New York) to Charles C. Starr
She relates information about family and friends, mentions trips to Ithaca and area events.
- Aug. 12, 1871.From E. Campbell (in Nevada, Iowa) to Charles C. Starr
Agricultural matters; market prices for farm goods are lagging. She describes "Elijah's" farmland in Eldora [state not mentioned] and gives harvest figures for oats, wheat, and other goods.
- Oct. 15, 1871.Mrs. Bathsheba Starr Gillette and her husband John Starr Gillette to Charles C. Starr
Mr. Gillette discusses local agricultural matters and his work on the"Penn and Lodus Bay Railroad." Commenting briefly on the Civil War, he is concerned about "destruction of life and property in the Western states." Mrs. Gillette comments on family, mentioning Ella Starr's trip to Ithaca.
- Nov. 19, 1871Bathsheba Starr Gillete (in Iowa City) to Charles C. Starr.
She mentions parties and other family gatherings. Several people are mentioned for the first time. The financial and agricultural affairs of "Lewy" are discussed at length.
- Nov. 19, 1871.From "Cousin Samuel" Hicks to "Cousin Charles" C. Starr
Brief list of the birth dates and death dates of Charles' family. Hicks mentions "drawings" and "monuments" in reguard to this information. "Aunt" Thirza's recent visit with Charles, is discussed and her later trip to Iowa.
- Jan. 19, 1872From Samuel Hicks to "Cousin Charles"
Hicks has arrived in New York stateand has seen "your mother and Ella." A trip to Ithaca is highlighted.
- Feb. 12, 1872.From Philip Fetter (in Denver City) to his mother
A general update of events that had occurred over the last five years, including business investment, numerous journeys, a wife, and a dead baby. He discusses his life in the West. The back page contains a paragraph from a "Mrs. Graham" and gives a brief and general note to "Kate".
- Feb. 15, 1872.From Ella Starr (in Newfield, Tompkins County, New York) to Charles C. Starr
Ella's references to God and religion dominate this letter, as she was recently baptized. She wants to share her joy with other family members, especially Sarah and Thirza.
- April 22, 1872.From E. Campbell (in Nevada, Iowa) to her grandson Charles C. Starr
This letter discusses the recent lives of Elijah, Ben, [Uncle] Charles, J.B., and Lews and mentions Ella's conversion. Old age has caused her to remain in Iowa.
- April 29, 1872.From Thirza to Charles C. Starr
Can Charles help "Uncle Smith," with his need for a job?
- June 11, 1872.From Ella Starr (in Newfield, New York) to her brother
Ella details her teaching position, discusses their mother's health, the weather, and the spread of measles. She talks about visitors, including Samuel Hicks and "Sarah." She has attended a Baptist church service and a series of Methodist baptisms at a local creek. Finally, she speculates about family members and their spiritual lives.
- June 25, 1872.From Ella Starr (in Newfield, New York)to Libbie Starr
She discusses the recent death of "Skinner." She mentions recent events and asks about family and friends.
- June 26, 1872.From "Mrs. Graham" (in Fremont) to Elizabeth (Fetter) Starr.
She mentions correspondence with Philip Fetter, complains of poor health, and tells of her upcoming trip to Pennsylvania.
- Nov. 5, 1872. From Ella Starr (in Newfield, New York) to Charles C. Starr
She tells about the recent trip of Charles' wife and two children from Ella's home back to their home in Toledo. Ella asks for information about the Starr family.
- Aug. 7, 1873. From T. S. Barger to Charles C. Starr
He tells about the death of "Fred's" child. Fred may be paying Charles C. Starr a visit.
- Aug. 19, 1873. Libbie Starr (in Newfield, New York) to her husband, Charles C. Starr
She discusses her busy life, mentioning her attendance at church services, and the company she had brought home. She also talks about an upcoming picnic and their children, Lizzie and Katie.
- Sept. 3, 1873. Libbie Starr (in Newfield, New York) to Charles C. Starr
She discusses family in Newfield, talks about her activities and complains of homesickness. She is concerned about his health.
- Sept. 7, 1873. From Libbie Starr (in Newfield, New York) to Charles C. Starr
Libbie is concerned about Charles' sickness. He might need to see a doctor. She discusses her activities and tries to persuade Charles to come to New York. She mentions several people.
- Sept. 11, 1873From Libbie Starr (in Newfield, New York) to Charles C. Starr
She tries to persuade Charles to come to New York after his recent illness. She is willing to come home if he wishes. Libbie also mentions the activities of their daughters.
- Sept. 28, 1873. From Ella Starr?? to Libbie Starr
Several people and activities are mentioned, including a visit to "Sam's". Penmanship is difficult to read.
- Sept. 29, 1873. From James W. Wilson (in Fremont, Ohio) to Charles C. Starr
Wilson discusses Elizabeth (Fetter) Starr's childhood in Germany, including her birthplace and birthdate and the arrival of the Fetter family in the United States in 1844.
- Feb. 24, 1874.From Ella Starr? (In Newfield, New York) to ??
This letter seems to correlate with the correspondence dated September 28, 1873. The writer mentions various illnesses, visits, and other affairs of friends and family. Portions of this letter are difficult to read because of poor penmanship and paper deterioration.
- April 2, 1874.From Ella Starr? (In Newfield, New York) to Charles C. Starr
This letter appears to correlate with the incoming correspondence to Libbie Fetter of September 28, 1873 and February 24, 1874. The letter discusses events including weddings, visits, etc.
- Aug. 23, 1879. From Avery S. Hill, attorney (Port Clinton) to Charles C. Starr
This letter discusses the ancestry of Elizabeth (Fetter) Starr.
- July 9. From "Nell S. W." (in Whitehouse, Ohio) to Libbie Starr
The writer thanks Libbie for her recent "kindness" and mentions washing and sleeping on Independence Day. Huckleberries are ripening and she asks about "Charlies's sore finger."
- No Date.From Elizabeth Starr to the editor of the Toledo Blade
Inquires about a story. Enclosed are two poems,"The Text Upon My Wall" and "Once Before."
- July 24.From Nellie (in Whitehouse, Ohio) to Libbie Starr
Inquires why she has not received a letter from Libbie. Otherwise, "we are all well in these parts."
- Nov. 14.From ? (in Columbus, Indiana) to Elizabeth Fetter
- May, Sabbath Afternoon.From "Your Mother" (in Newfield, New York) to "Charles and Libbie, Katie and Lizzie"
She discusses cold weather and the activities of Ella, Mr. Gillette, "Aunt Thirza," "little Libbie Gillette" and others.
- Dec. 26. From "Sister Lizzie" (in Fairfield) to "My Dear Sister Libbie,"
Lizzie reminisces about their past in Oberlin. She is attending a new school, which she does not think is the equal of Oberlin. She mentions "Judd", "Addie", and "Carrie" and discusses her travels through Lockport.
- No date. From "Cousin Libby" (in Pleasant Vale, New York) to "Dearest Lilla"
She describes her mother's activities and looks forward to a visit from Lilla. She mentions Betty, the "old colored" chambermaid who "presides over the kitchen."
- Aug. 28. From Libbie Starr (in Newfield, New York) to Charles C. Starr
She is disappointed that he had cancelled a visit. Since Ella's school had just let out, they have not been able to make any "visits" yet. She plans trips to Ithaca and notes the activities of several people.
- May 22. From Nellie to Libbie Starr
She discusses her return home from Toledo three weeks ago and her activities since then. She includes fascinating stories of many friends.
- Sept. 11. From Libbie Starr (in Newfield, New York) to Charles C. Starr
Recent activities of the Starr family, including Ella, Katie, Lizzie, and Mr. Gillette. Libbie talks of extended visits to Ithaca. She comments on her spending and finances and asks about things at home.
- No Date (Sunday Morning).From Nellie (in Whitehouse, Ohio) to Libbie Starr
This letter correlates with the previous Nellie/Libbie correspondence (Not Dated). She discusses the activities of her friends and family.
- No Date From Ella Starr (in Newfield, New York) to Charles C.
She is concerned about his illness and hopes he can come to Newfield. She mentions her recent activities with Libbie and other events.
- Aug. 21.From Nellie (in Whitehouse) to Libbie Starr
She tells a story about someone they know. Nellie notes the illnesses in the area. A note from "Ella" is included.
- April 1.From Nellie (in Whitehouse, Ohio) to Libbie Starr
The weather is discussed. Nellie may attend a "preaching" that night. She has a problem with her eye. She discusses the activities of her friends and family and gives a brief description of an upcoming election and wishes she could vote.
- Nov. 28.From "Mollie" to "My Darling Sister" (Libbie?)
Many people are mentioned. Mollie discusses a few details of her own life.
- Oct. 14.From Nellie (in Whitehouse, Ohio) to Libbie Starr
She mentions Ella's recent illness and her job taking care of her. Nellie discusses her activities as well as those of "Fred Burroughs" and "Henry."
- Dec. 14.From Sarah and C. Davenport (in Sheffield) to Libbie Fetter Starr
Detailed letters describe recent activities of friends and family.
- N.D. Parts of letters from Ella
- May 3, 1898. From Bureau of Pensions, Department of the Interior (Washington, D.C.) To Mrs. Elizabeth Starr
"...increase pension...issued in favor of Charles C. Starr (Insane) payable to Mrs. Elizabeth Starr." Fifty dollars per month beginning November 8, 1897. J.W. Morris, attorney.
- 1898. Army voucher of Charles C. Starr
Incomplete(?) form certifying Charles C. Starr as "invalid," March 4, 1898-June 4, 1898. A dollar value of $72 is noted; one of Starr's pension certificates was dated December 30, 1884.
- Mar. 27, 1899. Cemetery deed, Port Clinton Cemetery
For the burial of Charles C. Starr, specifying the location of the plot.
- April 22, 1899. John W. Morris, Attorney (Washington, DC) to Elizabeth Starr
She should "apply for pension under the new law;" and describes the procedure. A short note is written on the back.
- Apr. 22, 1899. John W. Morris, Attorney (Washington, DC) to Elizabeth Starr
"Your application has been received and filed in the U.S. Pension bureau." She needs to sign the "Fee arrangements" and describes more formal procedures.
- May 1, 1899. From Bureau of Pensions to Elizabeth Starr
Postcard noting receipt of her pension claim and its number.
- May 12, 1899 John W. Morris, Attorney (Washington, DC) to Elizabeth Starr
Advice to her regarding future steps in the pension process.
- May 19, 1899. John W. Morris, Attorney and F. N. Seher (Washington, DC) to Elizabeth Starr
This is a form letter. A handwritten note from Seher on the back describes how to fill out affidavits that were enclosed.
- May 27, 1899. John W. Morris, Attorney (Washington, DC) to Elizabeth Starr
Morris explains the twenty-five dollar fee for his work on Charles C. Starr's pension claim. A handwritten note from Morris on the back page discusses the new pension law.
- 1899. Army voucher of Charles C. Starr
Charles C. Starr is certified to be an invalid for the period from March 4, 1899-June 4, 1899 $150 noted. A "Deposition of Two Witnesses" is attached but not completed.
- July 1909. Commissioners of Pensions (Washington, DC)
Incomplete "Application for Reimbursement" form certifies that Elizabeth Starr died on July 22, 1909 from a cardiac dropsy. Clara H. Gillard is listed as the attending physician.
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