Monroe Sturtevant

25 September 1830–1904 (Age 73)
Clayton, Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life of Monroe

When Monroe Sturtevant was born on 25 September 1830, in Clayton, Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States, his father, Alva Sturtevant, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Ann Clark, was 19. He married Mary Ann Suttle in 1860, in Shelby, Oceana, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1904, in Hesperia, Oceana, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Oceana, Michigan, United States.

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Monroe Sturtevant
Mary Ann Suttle
Marriage: 1860
Theodore Sturtevant
George T Sturtevant
Orlo Sturdevant
John Alva "Jack" Sturtevant
Maria Sturtevant
Laura Sturtevant

Spouse and Children


    Mary Ann Suttle


Shelby, Oceana, Michigan, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 7

Michigan is the 26th state.

Age 33

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: apparently a nickname for a hasty individual, from Middle English stert(en) ‘to start or leap’ + Anglo-Norman French avaunt ‘forward’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Munroe Sturtevant in household of Alva Sturtwaut, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Marvin Sturdevant, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Monroe Sturtevant, "United States Census, 1880"

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