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Aubra Starkey

  The man to the left is my great grandfather, Aubra W. Starkey.  Please
accept my apologies if this page is slow to load...he was a very tall

  Aubra (also found spelled "Aubrey" in city directories) went by the
nickname "Bob".  I am not sure why because I believe his middle name
was William.  I never knew him as he passed on about exactly 7 years 
before I was born.  

  Aubra was born 29 September 1888 in Francisco, Pike County, Indiana
& was baptized in the First Baptist Church of Francisco.  His parents 
were George Starkey and Alma COSBY (or Colby).  
  Siblings include:
  1.  Sherman
  2.  Clyde W.
  3.  Arthur
  4.  Jesse
  5.  Dobie
  6.  Mollie
  7.  Dora

  On 02 October 1909, he married Ida Pearl BRITTINGHAM in Union, Indiana.

  Children include:
  1.  Frances Alberta (my grandmother) b. 20 April 1913, Edward Co., Kansas
  2.  Walter Herbert (still born)
  3.  Earnest b. 21 Nov 1911 (drown abt. 12 yrs. old on a boyscout outing)
  4.  Harold b. 02 Feb 1915
  5.  Lorraine Adele b. 24 Nov 1921  (nicknamed "Mickey")

  Aubra came to Illinois in 1913 after the birth of his daughter, Frances,
or possibly the following year.  He came to work at the Westclox Company
in Peru, Illinois.  According to Peru city directories, he was a laborer
in 1917-1918, worked at Illinois Zinc Company in 1919-1920, & beginning
in 1926 as a buffer & plasterer at National Sheet Metal where he retired
after 41 years of service.  
  He and his wife and family moved several times when they first came to 
Illinois.  Their first home in Illinois was on Main Street in Peru.  
By 1917 they had moved to Seventh Street, Peru and in 1919 to First
Street, Peru.  From 1926 until his death, he lived on Fruit Street in

  Aubra died on 11 February 1962 in St. Margaret's Hospital, Spring Valley,
Illinois where he was been a patient for 4 days.  His burial was in Peru City
Cemetary.  Services were held by Krueger Memorial & the First Baptist 
Church of LaSalle.  (LaSalle, Peru & Spring Valley are all called the Illinois


for more Brittingham information!

Vicki Sue Kohr
(Maiden-Donna...try finding that
surname on a search engine!)
LaSalle, IL
United States

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