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Stephen Starks
Born June, 1834
STEPHEN STARKS, proprietor of the Dexter livery and boarding stable, Monticello; is a native of Franklin Co., N.Y., and was born in June, 1834; he grew up to manhood there and learned the trade of carpenter and joiner; in 1855, he came West to Illinois, and, in 1857, he came to Iowa and located in Jones Co. and engaged in building and contracting; he continued in that business until 1868, when he engaged in his present business; he has the oldest livery business in Monticello. He married Miss Elizabeth Chamberlain, a native of New York State, June 5, 1856; she came West to Illinois when quite small; they have two children—Edward and Bertie.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 683.


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