Mattie Alma Starnes Steiner


Mattie Alma Starnes was born on 16 Jun 1878 in Fairfield, South Carolina, USA a child of Joseph Wesley Starnes and Mattie E Starnes. She had three siblings, namely: Kate Camilia Starnes, Thomas Woodward Starnes, and Joseph Wesley Starnes Jr. 

1880 Census Information

Mattie A Starnes was counted in the census in Jun 1880 in Fairfield, South Carolina, USA as a 1 year-old female, single, white, daughter. Also in the home, her father, I. W. Starnes, mother, Mattie E Starnes and siblings; C. C. Starnes, Toms W. Starnes, and William N. Starnes.

1910 Census Information

Alma Steiner was counted in the census on 19 Apr 1910 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA as a 32 year old female, single, white, sister-in-law. Also in the home was her brother-in-law, Adolphus Kelly, sister, Caty C Kelly, nephews and nieces; Blake Kelly, Woodward Kelly, Luthr Kelly, Adolphus Kelly, and Sallie Perry, and farm hand Brooks Cornwell.


Miss Martha Alma Starnes.

Special to The State.

Blaney, September 24, – Miss Martha Alma Starnes, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stares, did at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Kate Kelly, in Kershaw county Sunday morning. She had been ill several months and her death (due to pellagra), though not unexpected, was a great shock to her family and many friends. The funeral was held at Smyrna Methodist church, of which she was a member, services being conducted by the pastor, the Rev. A. C. Corbett. Miss Starnes was in her 37th year and is survived by two brothers, J. W. Starnes and T. W. Starnes, and a sister, Mrs. Kate Kelly.

September 25, 1915  State (published as The State)  Columbia, South Carolina
Death Notices  Issue 8961  Page 3
Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
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“South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965,” database with images, FamilySearch ( : 1 October 2020), 004176818 > image 660 of 1703; Department of Archives and History, State Records Center, Columbia.

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