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Harry Carson Starr

Nora Aileen Radcliff 37

  • Born: 14 Nov 1868, Mechanicsburg, , , IL, USA 16
  • Marriage: Harry Carson Starr on 11 Jun 1891 in Decatur, Macon , IL, USA 34
  • Died: 29 Dec 1907, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA at age 39 177,178
  • Buried: 1 Jan 1908, Greenwood Cemeter, Decatur, Macon, Illinois, USA 16,178

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Residence, 1 Jun 1880, 43 W. Prairie Ave., Decatur, Macon, IL. 25,37 Moved from Mechanicsburg to Decatur in 1878.

43 W. Prairie, Decatur: This is in the heart of downtown. Currently, there is a very old two-story building on the property, commercial downstairs, possibly residential upstairs. (Went & looked 3-2-08)

Religion: Organist for the Sunday School, 11 Jan 1883, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. Was elected organist of the Janes Chapel Sunday School.

Education: Annual Exhibition, 31 May 1884, Decatur High School, Decatur, Macon, IL. 179 Nora gave a piano solo of "Roses de (?) Behome (?) Naise" at the Decatur High School Philomathean Society annual exhibit.

Entertainment: Party where Harry Starr was in attendance, 7 Jul 1885, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 172 Had a July 4 party. Twenty people in attendance.

Entertainment: attended surprise party, 10 Oct 1885, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 172 Attended a surprise party for Miss Minnie Clark of Springfield, sister of Mrs. G.A. Kimber.

Entertainment: pianist recital, 4 Jun 1887, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 173 She played "Tarantella" from "Moszkowski" "which combined a thorough comprehension of the piece and a masterly interpretation. Miss Radcliff is among the best local pianists and has a delecacy of touch and comprehension that stamps her as a careful and intelligent student."

Travel: visiting Lanesville, 28 Jun 1887, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 173

Education: Graduated from Decatur High School, 1887, Decator, Macon County, Illinois. 180

Travel: Farmer City, 12 Jul 1888. 181 visted with sister "Fallie"

Education: Piano recital, 8 Jan 1889, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 172 "A piano recital for graduation by Miss Nora Aileen Radcliff will be given at the Decatur Musical College to night. She will be assisted by Miss Lizzie Knieper. Pupils of the college and their parents are cordially invited to attend."

Employment: Assistant Piano teacher at Decatur Musical College, 6 Sep 1889, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 172 In the sixth year of the college's existence, Nora became an assistant teacher. The college was at the corner of Main and William streets. In 1890, she was an assistant teacher for piano and organ.

Travel: Visit to Mechanicsburg, 29 Nov 1889, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 172 "Miss Nora Radcliff returned from Mechanicsburg where she visited with friends on Thanksgiving day."

Religion: Played the organ for the Christmas address, 23 Dec 1889, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 172 Played for the Congregational church.

Entertainment: pianist for the opera, 17 Jun 1890. 172 She played the piano for "The Naiad Queen" opera at the Grand.

Employment: Piano lessons from her home, 10 Jul 1890, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 172 "Pupils desiring to continue music lessons this summer under my instructions please call at 125 W. Wood st. N. Aileen Radcliff"

Entertainment: Reception recipient, 27 Jun 1891, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 182 "Last evening Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Starr gave a reception at their home, No. 700 West Wood street, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Starr who have just returned from their bridal tour. .. There were 100 guests present... Mrs. J.S. Starr wore a gown of corn colored India silk, Mrs. Harry Starr a cream and rose colored China silk..."

Travel: to Springfield for a stay, 7 Aug 1892, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 183 On a visit to R.E. Woodmansee.

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.

Residence, 1907, 1140 S. Walnut, Riverside, Decatur, Macon, IL. 184 This address no longer exists. It's possible it's under what is now Lake Decatur.

Organizations: Ladies Aid Missionary Society, 1907, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 178

Death, 30 Dec 1907, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 184 Had grip for two weeks, but became seriously ill on Christmas day when her illness turned into pneumonia.

Organizations: Order of the Eastern Star, 23 Dec 1896, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 172 She gave a program to celebrate birthdays.

Travel: to Cintronelle, Alabama, 31 Mar 1904, Decatur, Macon , IL, USA. 173 Nora & Harry went there for Nora's health. They were gone 2 months and arrived back on 3-30-1904. The 2-12-1904 paper said they were going there for Harry's health.

Obituary: Decatur Daily Review, 30 Dec 1907. 173 12-30-1907 and 12-31-1907


Nora married Harry Carson Starr, son of Joseph G. Starr and Susannah K. Starr, on 11 Jun 1891 in Decatur, Macon , IL, USA.34 (Harry Carson Starr was born on 3 Dec 1867,16 died on 14 Jul 1904 in Decatur, Macon , IL, USA 16 and was buried on 16 Jul 1904 in Greenwood Cemetery, Decatur, Macon, Illinois, USA 185.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Went to Kentucky and Tennesee on their wedding trip. 186

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