Ida Bell Sturges

29 May 1879–9 June 1956 (Age 77)
Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Ida Bell

When Ida Bell Sturges was born on 29 May 1879, in Iowa, United States, her father, William James Sturges, was 31 and her mother, Armina Jane Howell, was 23. She married Jefferson Claiborne Neil on 14 September 1901, in Ashland, Jackson, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Hood River, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Judicial Township 1, Shasta, California, United States in 1940. She died on 9 June 1956, in Merced, California, United States, at the age of 77.

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Jefferson Claiborne Neil
Ida Bell Sturges
Marriage: 14 September 1901
Clifford C. Neil
Peggy Laverne Elsie Neil

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World Events (8)

1880 · The Great Gale of 1880
Age 1
The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 2
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1900 · Gold for Cash!
Age 21
This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Sturgis .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (9)

  • Ida Sturges in household of William Sturges, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Belle I Neil, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Belle Neil in household of Jefferon C Neil, "United States Census, 1920"

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