Delbert Harold Starcher was born September 19, 1907, the son of Allen B. and Icie Mae Starcher. An image of his birth record is available AT THIS LINK. He was the second of a family of nine children who survived childhood -- Melvin, Delbert, Opal, Beulah, Victor, Richard, Denver, Nina, and Justine. Four other children, Aldine Brown, Vere, Ray, and Pauline, did not survivie childhood.
He married Estelle Boatright on January 13, 1929. Estelle was born May 19, 1910, the daughter of J.S. and Almeda Boatright.
1920 Federal census, Sherman District, Calhoun County WV
An image of their An image of Delbert and Estelle's marriage certificate is available AT THIS LINK. Of note, Estelle was the sister of Gay Boatright, who was the father of Pete Boatright, who married Delbert's sister Nina.
Delbert and Estel were listed as living with Allen B. Starcher in the 1930 Federal Census.
The 1930 census indicates that all the children were still living at the Allen B. Starcher home, with the exception of Opal who had married and is listed in the household of her father-in-law, Dee Nitz.
Allen B. Starcher, head, age 44
Delbert and Estelle, "Uncle Deb and Aunt Eck," lived most of their life in Barberton Ohio, having moved there about 1941. Delbert was a truck driver. They had one daughter, Leah.
Estelle died February 11, 1974.
Obituary of Estelle V. Starcher
BARBERTON - Estelle V. Starcher, 63, of 193 Twenty-eighth st. SW died Monday at Citizens Hospital.Delbert died January 22, 2005 at the age of 97. He stayed very active up until his death, rarely missing a family gathering.
Obituary from the Akron Beacon Journal 1/24/2005
Delbert H. Starcher, 97, died Saturday, January 22, 2005.
Delbert and Estelle Starcher
Estelle and daughter Leah
Uncle Deb, Uncle Melvin, Aunt "Eck," Aunt Beulah (Melvin's wife)