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Helon Mead Stark. (1817-1890)
Born in Orleans, N.Y. Engaged in farming at Bay City, Mich.

1883 biography. (Added May, 2010)

History of Bay County, Michigan - 1883

Helon M. Stark,

was born in Orleans, N. Y. When a small boy, removed to Niagara County with his parents, and remained on the farm, near Lockport, until fourteen years of age. At that time they removed to Erie County, near Buffalo, and remained there until he was nineteen. They then returned to Lockport, or vicinity, where he lived until twenty-two years old, on a farm. He came to Michigan in 1840, and settled in Ionia Co., Mich. He remained there and in Clinton County until 1861, when he removed to Bay County, on a farm, where Messrs L. L. Hotchkiss & Co's mill and salt works now stand. He remained there about fourteen years, and removed to Bay City, where he has remained ever since. His present residence is 1,000 Grant Street. He was married to Bebekah Kilbourn, of Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., on February 2, 1841. They have now six sons and two daughters living. Mr. Stark was born in 1817, and is at present sixty-six years old. His father is still living, and is ninety years old, and lives at Saginaw City. H. F. Stark, son of the above, is engaged in the tobacco and confectionery business on Water Street, opposite the Campbell House.

Additional Notes.

  • Helon M. Stark's parents were Henry Mead Stark and Fanny Perry Ferguson (Source: Genealogy.com)

    1850 - Census: Eagle Township, Clinton Co. Mich.

  • STARKS, Helon M. - age 33, b. NY
  • Rebecca, wife - age 30, b. NY
  • Frederic G., son - age 8, b. MI
  • Fosdick, son - age 6, b. MI
  • Frances C., son - age 4, b. MI
  • George W., son - age 2, b. MI
  • Helon, son age 2 mon., b. MI

    1860 - Census: Eagle, Clinton, Mich.

  • Stark, Helon - age 43, farmer, b. NY
  • Rebecca, wife - age 42, b. NY
  • Frederick G., son - age 18, b. MI
  • Harold T., son - age 16, b. MI
  • Clara F. - age 14, b. MI
  • Wesley G., son - age 12, b. MI
  • Martha E. - age 5, b. MI
  • Helon M Jr., son - age 10, b. MI
  • Henry A., son - age 2, b. MI
  • 1875 - Michigan Marriages: Tuscola Co., Mich.
  • Helon M. Stark Jr., son of Helon M. Stark, married Kathy H. Smith.

    1880 - Census; Bay City, Bay County, Mich.

  • Stark, Helon M. - age 63 b. NY
  • Rebeikah, Wife - age 60, b. NY
  • Harold F., Son - age 36, b. MI, Works In Shingle Mill
  • Martha E., Dau - age 25 b. MI
  • Henry A., Son - age 22, b. MI, Works At Planeing Mill
  • Edwin K., Son - age 19, b. MI, Works At Planeing Mill
  • Helon M., Son - age 30, b. MI, Laborer
  • Catharine H., dau-inlaw - age 26, b. OH
  • Smith E. g-son - age 5, b. MI

    1890 - Stark family genealogy.

  • Helon Mead Stark died April 16, 1890, at Cincinnati, OH.

Related Pages/Notes

Related Pages:
Stark Family History
People Referenced
Kilbourn, Rebekah
Smith, Catherine (dau-inlaw)
Stark, Clara F.
Stark, Edwin K. (son)
Stark, Francis C. (son)
Stark, Frederick G. (son)
Stark, Geo. W. (son)
Stark, Harold T. (son)
Stark, Helon M. (subject)
Stark, Helon M. Jr (son)
Stark, Smith E. (g-son)
Stark, Wesley G. (son)
Stark, Martha E. (dau)
Subjects Referenced
Bay City, MI
Bay County, MI
Buffalo, NY
Campbell House
Clinton Co., MI
Erie Co., NY
Ionia Co. MI
L.L. Hotchkiss & Co.
Lockport, NY
Niagra Co., NY
Orleans Co., NY
Sacketts Harbor, NY
Saginaw, MI
WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.