Lillie Fern Sturgeon

4 November 1891–18 June 1970 (Age 78)
Atwood, Rawlins, Kansas, United States

The Life of Lillie Fern

When Lillie Fern Sturgeon was born on 4 November 1891, in Atwood, Rawlins, Kansas, United States, her father, Robert Charles Sturgeon, was 47 and her mother, Deborah Ann Wikoff, was 45. She married Frank Lee Cutter on 21 March 1914, in Marshfield, Webster, Missouri, United States. She lived in Ozark Township, Webster, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Monett Ward 3, Monett Township, Barry, Missouri, United States in 1920. She died on 18 June 1970, in Webster, Missouri, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Frank Lee Cutter
Lillie Fern Sturgeon
Marriage: 21 March 1914

Spouse and Children

21 March 1914
Marshfield, Webster, Missouri, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Charles Sturgeon


    Deborah Ann Wikoff




    Minnie Sturgeon



    Henry M. Sturgeon


    Mary Sturgeon



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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 13

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 36

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English sturgeon ‘sturgeon’ (a reduced form of Old French estourgeon), hence a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or seller of these fish, or possibly a nickname for someone thought to resemble a sturgeon.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lillie Sturgeon in household of Charls Sturgeon, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lillie Fern Cutter in household of Frank L Cutter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lillie Sturgeon in household of Charles R Sturgeon, "United States Census, 1900"

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