Lester Herman Sturgill

Brief Life History of Lester Herman

When Lester Herman Sturgill was born on 4 March 1891, in Whitetop, Grayson, Virginia, United States, his father, Frances Marion Sturgill, was 42 and his mother, Orpha Testerman, was 39. He married Donna Mae JENNINGS on 4 March 1911, in Grayson, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Slab Fork District, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 21 January 1966, in Raleigh, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Mount Tabor, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States.

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Lester Herman Sturgill
1891–1966
Donna Mae JENNINGS
1893–1944
Marriage: 4 March 1911
Clyde Herman Sturgill
1915–1953
Gaynell Sturgill
1927–2006
Annalene Sturgill
1929–2010

Sources (28)

  • Lester Sturgell in household of Johnson E Lucken, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lester H Sturgille, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Lester H. Sturgill, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"

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Name Meaning

Altered form of English Stodgell . See also Stogdell . Compare Stargell , Sturgell , Sturghill , and Sturgeon 2.

History: The ancestor of the Sturgills, Sturgils, Sturghills, Sturgells, Stargel(l)s, etc. was John Stogdell (originally Stodgell) from Somerset, England (see Stogdell ).

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

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