John Jackson Sturgeon

17 November 1894–1 November 1985 (Age 90)
Grant, Kentucky, United States

The Life of John Jackson

When John Jackson Sturgeon was born on 17 November 1894, in Grant, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Lee Sturgeon, was 33 and his mother, Atha Forest Blackburn, was 26. He had at least 3 daughters with Minnie C Hedges. He lived in Magisterial District 3, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 3, Grant, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 1 November 1985, in Jessamine, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 90.

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John Jackson Sturgeon
Minnie C Hedges
Lydia Mae Sturgeon
Myrtle Sturgeon
Edith C Sturgeon

Spouse and Children



    Lydia Mae Sturgeon


    Myrtle Sturgeon



Parents and Siblings


    Atha Forest Blackburn




    Ollie V Sturgeon


    Zella Sturgeon


    Guy Sturgeon



    Minnie Sturgeon


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 6

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • John J Stergen in household of John L Stergen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John C Sturgon in household of John L Sturgon, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Sturgeon, "United States Census, 1940"

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