Emily Lillian Sterba

2 December 1908–22 July 1980 (Age 71)
Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of Emily Lillian

When Emily Lillian Sterba was born on 2 December 1908, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, her father, Anton Sterba, was 33 and her mother, Antonia Ortman, was 31. She married Claude E. Higbee on 25 July 1925, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Highland I Election Precinct, Sarpy, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years and Wilson Township, Audrain, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 22 July 1980, in Mexico, Audrain, Missouri, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Claude E. Higbee
Emily Lillian Sterba
Marriage: 25 July 1925
Charlotte Jane Higbee

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 July 1925Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 1
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
    1910 · The BSA is Made
    Age 2
    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
    Age 19
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    Czech (Štěrba): from štěrba ‘gap’, probably a nickname for someone with gap between the upper front teeth (incisors) or with a front tooth missing.

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

    Sources (12)

    • Emily L Higbee in household of Claude E Higbee, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Emma Sterba in household of Autor Sterba, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Emily L. Sturba, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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