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Joseph G. Starr
Susannah K. Starr
Charles Clinton Radcliff
Edna Elizabeth Bullard
Harry Carson Starr
Nora Aileen Radcliff

Marlyn Reuben Starr


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Louise Keller

Marlyn Reuben Starr 19

  • Born: 6 Jan 1892, Decatur, Macon, IL, USA 19
  • Marriage: Louise Keller on 18 Sep 1923 in Winchester, IL
  • Died: 1935 at age 43 19
  • Buried: Greenwood Cemeter, Decatur, Macon, Illinois, USA 19

bullet  General Notes:

Graduated from Decatur High School and attended Millikin University for three years. Enlisted in USN in WWI. Discharged in March 1919. Lived at 155 W. North St., Decatur, IL. (House no longer standing, we checked 3-08.) Interred in Greenwood Cemetery, Decatur, IL.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Residence, 12 Jun 1900, 1140 S. Walnut, Riverside, Decatur, Macon, IL. 34 Living here are Harry Starr, wife Nora, and children Marlyn, Bernice, and Grace.

Entertainment: Baseball Captain, Millikin University, 1911-1912, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 361

Residence, 3 May 1910 through 1-16-1920, 905 E. Lincoln Ave., Decatur, Macon, IL. 13,14 Living here are Arthur Miller, his wife Fallis, his mother-in-law Edna Radcliffe, Marlyn Starr (his nephew), and nieces Bernice and Grace. Living next door was Wilbur Bullard and his family. By 1920, the Stoddards were living next door.

Entertainment: Usher at a play at Millikin University, 1 May 1911, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 362 He, a member of Kappa Delta Chi, was an usher in which his sister, Esther, had a speaking part.
"The ushers for the evening were the fraternity men who were not in the cast, consisting of the following: ... Marlyn Starr, ..." The net proceeds of the play amounted to about $200.00, which has been turned over to the Gym and Pool Fund."

Entertainment: Millikin Football, Fall, 1911, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois. 362 Many references to his football prowess in the Decaturian in 1911. Here's one:
"Millikin Slides to Victory/Takes Last Game, Shutting Out Shurtleff 16-0. Muddy Field Alone Preventing Larger Score. / Starr and Hoover Shine/ ... Great Work by Starr and Hoover. Possibly the most brilliant plays were pulled off by Starr and Hoover. The first and most brilliant was by Starr. ...Another time Shurtleff punted from behind the line. Starr blocked the punt and fell on it for a touchdown. ..."

Entertainment: Millikin University Basketball, Winter, 1912, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois. 362 He played forward, then switched to a guard in the 2nd half of a game on 2-8-1912. He made 2 points in the game. He was on the All State team as a center.

Entertainment: Millikin Baseballl team, Spring, 1912, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois. 362 Out for a while because of a sprained ankle that sidelined him in basketball. In 1911, he was the captain, and played right field or catcher. But May 5, 1912, The Decaturian said, "...Starr uncorked a grand stand play when he backed up Delaney on a sizzler and threw the runner out at first..."
4-1-1911 - "Starr comes with a reputation of a slugger, having played with the local high school and also with several amateur teams."

Employment: Salesman at a retail cigar store, 16 Jan 1920, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 14

Residence, 4 Apr 1930, 1575 W. Decatur, Decatur, Macon, IL. 3 Living here are Marlyn and wife Louise.

Employment: Manager of a billiard pool, 4 Apr 1930. 3

Residence, 16 Jan 1920, 905 E. Lincoln Ave., Decatur, Macon, IL. 14 Living here are Arthur E. Miller as head, wife Salli F. (Fallis), Edna Radcliffe (mother-in-law), Marlyn R. Starr, nephew-in-law, and nieces in law Bernice and Grace. (Salli, Bernice, and Grace were all Radcliffes.)


Marlyn married Louise Keller, daughter of Living and Living, on 18 Sep 1923 in Winchester, IL. (Louise Keller was born on 29 Sep 1892 in Parkersburg, , , West VA, USA.)

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