Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sunday's Obituary: Dr. William Starr

Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA) - February 17, 1908

DR. WILLIAM STARR. -- Washington, Feb. 16.--Dr. William Starr, believed to be the oldest resident of this city, died at his home here.  He was 101 years old and a native of Prince William County, Va.  Dr. Starr was a specialist in medicinal botany, was one of the pioneers who went to California in 1849.  He amassed a small fortune there and invested in Louisiana farm lands.  He served in the Confederate Army and after leaving that service was practically penniless.

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