Biography of Eldee Starr

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(See Ghigau and Adair) George Harlan Starr married Nannie Bell and they were the parents of Ezekial Eugene Starr who married Margaret, the daughter of Caleb and Lucinda (Griffin) Starr. Ezekial E. and Margaret Starr were the parents of Charles Lucien, Eldee, Mary Bell, Joel Mayes, Caroline Lucinda, Trixie, and EzekialBlake Starr. Charles Lucien Starr married Amy Benge; Mary Bell Starr married Albert Moore Campbell; Joel Mayes Starr married Caroline Ferguson; and Caroline Lucinda Starr married James Robert Wyly.

Eldee Starr was educated in the Female Seminary and the Forest Park University in St. Louis, Missouri, graduating from both institutions. She is a member of the South Methodist Church, and the Eastern Star Chapter. Her Cherokee name is Se-hah-yah Noxie. She is a clerk in the office of the Superintendent for the Five Civilized Tribes, doing extra work at Tahlequah.

The Starrs of Oklahoma are descendants from those of Chester County, Pennsylvania, formerly of Oldcastle, Ireland, and a little earlier from England. The name is derived trom the Norman word Starri, which means hawk.

George Harlan Starr, the grandfather of Miss Eldee, had a peculiar habit of filling a corn crib that stood in the woods back of his farm, and giving general notice to the neighborhood that they might use this corn gratis, in case of necessity; and when the crib became depleted he refilled it.

Ezekial Starr, the father of Miss Eldee, was elected Senator from Flint District in August, 1883; and elected Treasurer of the Cherokee Nation December 23, 1891. He made the Strip Payment of over seven million dollars to the Cherokee Nation; and one of the proud heritages of the family is the fact that no one ever accused him of appropriating a dollar of this or any other fund placed in his trust.

MLA Source Citation:

Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921 Web. 20 December 2014. - Last updated on Nov 28th, 2012

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