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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Family Time Line

John Jackson Sturgeon
1894–1985
Minnie C Hedges
1895–
Lydia Mae Sturgeon
1914–1940
Myrtle Sturgeon
1916–
Edith C Sturgeon
1917–1979

Spouse and Children

children

(3)

    Lydia Mae Sturgeon

    Female1914–1940Female

    Myrtle Sturgeon

    Female1916–Female

    Female1917–1979Female

Parents and Siblings

    Male1861–1958Male

    Atha Forest Blackburn

    Female1867–1931Female

siblings

(8)

    Ollie V Sturgeon

    Female1889–1972Female

    Zella Sturgeon

    Female1890–1989Female

    Guy Sturgeon

    Male1892–1892Male

    Male1894–1985Male

    Minnie Sturgeon

    Female1898–Female

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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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