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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John Henry Sturgis
Florence Josephine Harris
Marriage: 8 July 1886
William Lewis Sturgis
Maude Dell Sturgis
Orpha B Sturgis
Letha B Sturgis
Mary Leona Sturgis
Bertha C. Sturgis
Bernice E. Sturgis

Spouse and Children


    Florence Josephine Harris


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


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Leander Sturgis





    Sarah Jane Sturgis


    William Wesley Sturgis



    James Edward Sturgis


    Emma D. Sturgis


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


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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