Gilbert Sturrock

Male17 July 1900–December 1966

Brief Life History of Gilbert

When Gilbert Sturrock was born on 17 July 1900, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Sturrock, was 38 and his mother, Jane Findlater Pollock, was 35. He lived in Ithaca, Tompkins, New York, United States for about 20 years. He died in December 1966, at the age of 66.

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Gilbert Sturrock
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Sources (7)

  • Gilbert Sturrock in household of James Sturrock, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gilbert F Sturrock, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Gilbert Sturrock, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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World Events (8)

1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 5

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 17

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 18

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Angus): perhaps a nickname from Gaelic stùrrach ‘rough, surly in temper’, Gaelic storach ‘having broken teeth’, or Older Scots sture ‘stalwart, strong, stern, fierce’ + Gaelic -ach, -och, used as an intensifying suffix in Scots words. Derivation from Scots stur(r)och ‘oatmeal mixed with milk and water, porridge’ is also formally possible but the word is not recorded before the 19th century and the earliest bearers (15th-century) are of clerical and gentry status.

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

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