Henry Parkman Sturgis

13 October 1806–15 December 1869 (Age 63)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Henry Parkman

When Henry Parkman Sturgis was born on 13 October 1806, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Nathanial Russell Sturgis, was 27 and his mother, Susan Parkman, was 26. He married Mary Georgiana Howard on 5 March 1835, in Macao, China. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 15 December 1869, in his hometown, at the age of 63, and was buried in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Henry Parkman Sturgis
Mary Georgiana Howard
Marriage: 5 March 1835
George Robert Russell Sturgis
Mary Howard Sturgis
Henry Howard Sturgis
James Perkins Sturgis
James Perkins Sturgis
Charles Edward Sturgis
Dr. Frederick Russel Sturgis
Maria Trinidad Howard Sturgis

Spouse and Children

5 March 1835
Macao, China


    George Robert Russell Sturgis


    Mary Howard Sturgis


    Henry Howard Sturgis


    James Perkins Sturgis


    James Perkins Sturgis


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 6

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 19

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Þorgils, composed of the name of the Norse god of thunder, Þorr + gils ‘hostage’, ‘pledge’. However, the inorganic initial s- is not easily explained; it may be the result of Old French influence.

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

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Sources (3)

  • H. Parkman Sturgis in entry for Frederick Russel Sturgis and Martha Dewolf Hazard, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"
  • Henry P. in entry for Henry H. Sturges and Caroline A. Monson, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Henry P in entry for Henry H Sturgis and Caroline A Manson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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