John Henry Sturgis

17 March 1864–17 November 1931 (Age 67)
Decatur, Indiana, United States

The Life of John Henry

When John Henry Sturgis was born on 17 March 1864, in Decatur, Indiana, United States, his father, Leander Sturgis, was 25 and his mother, Mary Ann Rose, was 29. He married Florence Josephine Harris on 8 July 1886, in Kirklin, Kirklin Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Center Township, Boone, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 17 November 1931, in Kirklin, Kirklin Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Kirklin, Kirklin Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Sturgis
1864–1931
Florence Josephine Harris
1868–1930
Marriage: 8 July 1886
William Lewis Sturgis
1890–1918
Maude Dell Sturgis
1893–1979
Orpha B Sturgis
1895–1981
Letha B Sturgis
1896–
Mary Leona Sturgis
1898–1984
Bertha C. Sturgis
1900–1935
Bernice E. Sturgis
1905–1993

Spouse and Children

    Male1864–1931Male

    Florence Josephine Harris

    Female1868–1930Female

MARRIAGE
8 July 1886
Kirklin, Kirklin Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Leander Sturgis

    Male1839–Male

    Female1834–1899Female

siblings

(8)

    Sarah Jane Sturgis

    Female1860–1922Female

    William Wesley Sturgis

    Male1861–1927Male

    Male1864–1931Male

    James Edward Sturgis

    Male1867–1880Male

    Emma D. Sturgis

    Female1868–1902Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1865

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 1

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 18

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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)

  • John H Sturgis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John H Sturgis in household of Leander Sturgis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John H Sturges, "United States Census, 1910"

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