Biography of Shedrick A. Starr
Armstrong County, PA Biographies

SHEDRICK A. STARR, one of the young, ambitious and successful farmers and stockdealers of Valley township, is a son of Joseph and Mary (Lucas) Starr, and was born in Valley township, Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, June 19, 1860. Joseph Starr, who is a prominent farmer and very successful business man, was born in 1818, in this county, where he has always resided. He commenced the battle of life for himself with but little capital, but by hard labor, good management and judicious investments, he has secured a comfortable competency and now owns four well improved and well stocked farms, besides having an interest in several business enterprises. in connection with farming he has always dealt largely in stock. He is a member of the Pine Creek Baptist church, in which he has served for several years as a deacon. He married Mary Lucas, who is a member of the same eiiurch to which her husband belongs.

Shedrick A. Starr was reared in this township and received his education in its common schools. Leaving school, he engaged in farming until 1887, on the farm on which he was born and reared. In the spring of the last named year he removed to his present farm, which is conveniently situated in regard to market, church and school.

In 1883 he united in marriage with Phebe Slagle, daughter of Daniel Slagle, of Valley township. Their union has been blest with three children, one son and two daughters. Two of their children are: Charles C. and Lulu M.

In religious faith Mr. Starr is a baptist and a member of Pine Creek church of that denomination. In political sentiment he is a democrat and believes in the principles of that party as practiced by Andrew Jackson and Grover Cleveland. He has served as auditor of Valley township for six years. He deals largely in stock, which he ships to the eastern markets. His farm contains sixty six acres of good farming land, which is well improved. It is underlaid with coal, which is equally accessible for mining purposes with the other coal lands of that section. Mr. Starr has devoted his time largely to farming and stock dealing, and has met with good success in his chosen line of business. He is always ready to aid the needy, and takes a justifiable pride in the progress and prosperity of his township.

Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia
of Indiana and Armstrong Counties, Pennsylvania
Samuel T. Wiley, Historian & Editor
John M. Greshan & Co.
Philadelphia, 1891

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