Loviah Starr

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Loviah Starr crossed the plains in a covered wagon from Nebraska in 1860 with her husband, Matthew, and baby daughter, Carrie Jane. The trek took six months. The family arrived in Red Bluff in November where they spent the winter. In the spring, the family moved to San Mateo County. The nearest town was Redwood, though their post office address was Woodside. Here two other children, Julia and Frank were born. On April 18, 1868 Loviah died and in Matthew’s sad letter to her family in Ohio, he not only tells of her death but of the funeral that took place the next day. The service was attended by a large number of people at the house and the sermon was delivered by a Methodist minister named Jones. Loviah was buried in Mrs. Snyder’s Lot. Here too is Maud Snyder age 1 year and 2 months, who died Jan. 29, 1868 and is buried by Loviah Starr.

Historic Union Cemetery Page: Loviah Starr

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