Alvah Hamilton Stuckey

22 January 1860–15 April 1949 (Age 89)
Birmingham, Van Buren, Iowa, United States

The Life of Alvah Hamilton

When Alvah Hamilton Stuckey was born on 22 January 1860, in Birmingham, Van Buren, Iowa, United States, his father, James Brown Stuckey, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Jane Prewitt, was 18. He married Lillie J. White on 17 August 1880, in Iowa, United States. He lived in Washington Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Center Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 15 April 1949, in Centerville, Appanoose, Iowa, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Centerville, Appanoose, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alvah Hamilton Stuckey
Julia S Phelps
Marriage: 27 December 1883
Lucile Stuckey
Carroll Paul Stuckey

Spouse and Children

27 December 1883
Moulton, Appanoose, Iowa, United States



    Carroll Paul Stuckey


Parents and Siblings

    James Brown Stuckey


    Sarah Jane Prewitt




+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 7

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 24

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Stiffkey in Norfolk (pronounced Stuckey), so named from Old English styfic ‘tree stumps’ + ēg ‘island’ or ‘higher ground in a marsh’.2 Americanized spelling of German Stucki .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alva H Stuckey in household of J B Stuckey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alva H Stuckey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alvah H Stuckey, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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