Starr, Frederick Albert Evan

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Starr, Frederick Albert Evan

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Frederick Albert Evan Starr was born August 1, 1898 in Kingston, Ontario to merchant David Evans Starr (1871-1935) and his wife Clarissa Eugenie Starr (nee Clarissa Sutcliffe, sometimes written Clara Sutcliffe, 1857-1931). The youngest of six children, Fred Starr and his family moved to Toronto, Ontario prior to 1911.

On April 17, 1916, at the age of 17, Fred Starr returned to Kingston to enlist in the First World War. In order to enlist, he said he was born in 1897 and gave his brother’s occupation as an assistant engineer when asked his profession. After the war, Starr studied dentistry in Toronto. He moved to Sudbury, Ontario around 1935 with his practice located at 10 Elm Street East. By 1937, he moved his office to Cedar Street where it remained for the rest of his career.

Starr was very active with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76. He served as president in 1942, 1943 and 1949. The local legion renamed their branch the Dr. Fred Starr Legion Branch 76 to recognize his service in November 1973.

In the mid 1940’s, Fred Starr married Jessie Martin (June 25, 1899 – December 9, 1961). Martin, born and raised in Sudbury, worked with the Children’s Aid Society and served with the YWCA overseas during the Second World War.

After Fred Starr’s retirement in 1952, the Starrs relocated to Lambeth, Ontario. Shortly after his wife’s death, Fred Starr moved again to nearby London, Ontario where he remained for the rest of his life. Fred Starr passed away on January 24, 1975 at the age of 76.


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To learn more about Fred Starr, see "Dr. Frederic A. E. Starr," Sudbury Star, January 30, 1975, p. 3. (Note: for some reason, his name was spelled as "Frederic Starr" in the obituary but on his birth record and with his own signature on his attestation form his name was recorded as "Frederick Starr."

To learn more about Jessie Martin Starr, see "Jessie Martin Starr," Sudbury Star, December 11, 1961, p. 3.

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