Descendants of JOHN STURGIS (Sturge)


*Please note that on many of the dates you see five or six numbers.  The first four digits are the year while the 5th and 6th digit indicate the source number (endnotes) at the bottom of the page. 

Generation No. 1

1.  JOHN1 STURGIS was born Abt. 16241, and died 17001.  He married DEBORAH BARLOW, daughter of JOHN BARLOW and ANN. 

Notes for JOHN STURGIS:
 It is believed that John could have come to Plymouth County, MA, from England possibly by way of Barbadas with his parents when he was a boy and left for Fairfield, CT, as a young man.  It is recorded that he was in Fairfield in 1660.  His descendants later immigarated to New York State and Michigan. 
 Information on John Sturgis and his immediate descendants is based on research done by Mrs. Emily P. Thies whose address was Box 488, Amherst, Massachusetts  01002, in 1971.  At that time, she was corresponding regularily with Gordon Sturge in Hannibal, NY, concerning Sturge genealogy.  In her last letter to Gordon Sturge dated November 29, 1971, she stated she planned to sell her home and move to Santa Barbara, CA. 
 Other references are "Old Families of Fairfield" by Donald Lines Jacobus and "Fairfield 1637-1818" by Schenck.  For the members of the Sturge family who later immigrated to Cayuga County, NY, one resource would be the "History of Cayuga County" published by Storke and Smith in 1879.  Another source of Sturge genealogy would be the rough notes left by Gordon Sturge who died before he had them all formally organized.  This computer file compiled by Lowell C. Newvine attempts to accomplish that end.

Notes for DEBORAH BARLOW:
 Deborah's parents were John and Ann Barlow.  Deborah's sister, Ruth, married Francis Bradley in Fairfield, CT, about 1660.  Another sister, Elizabeth, married Daniel Frost.  The sisters were all ancestors of Abigail Osborn, the spouse of Eleazer Sturgis - grandson of the first John Sturgis.

Child of JOHN STURGIS and DEBORAH BARLOW is:
2. i. JOHN2 STURGIS, b. Abt. 1670, Connecticut; d. Abt. 1742.
 

Generation No. 2

2.  JOHN2 STURGIS (JOHN1) was born Abt. 1670 in Connecticut1, and died Abt. 17421.  He married MARY GOODWIN, daughter of GEORGE GOODWIN. 

Notes for MARY GOODWIN:
 Mary's father was George Goodwin who appears to have lived around Fairfield, CT.

Child of JOHN STURGIS and MARY GOODWIN is:
3. i. ELEAZER3 STURGIS, b. March 03, 1704/05, Fairfield, CT; d. Aft. 1774.
 

Generation No. 3

3.  ELEAZER3 STURGIS (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born March 03, 1704/05 in Fairfield, CT1, and died Aft. 17741.  He married ABIGAIL OSBORN April 24, 17241, daughter of SAMUEL OSBORN and ABIGAIL RUMSEY.  She was born April 27, 17071, and died 17501.

Notes for ELEAZER STURGIS:
 Eleazer was the ninth child of John Sturgis who was married to his second wife, Mary Goodwin.  Eleazer himself was married three times.

Notes for ABIGAIL OSBORN:
 Abigail's parents were Samuel Osborn and Abigail RumseyAbigail's will was proved September 1750.

Marriage Notes for ELEAZER STURGIS and ABIGAIL OSBORN:
 Information on Eleazer Sturgis and Abigail Osborn and their immediate descendants was taken from an ancestor chart compiled by Emily Thies, Box 488, Amherst, Massachusetts  01002, in 1971.

Child of ELEAZER STURGIS and ABIGAIL OSBORN is:
4. i. DAVID4 STURGIS, b. February 02, 1725/26, Fairfield, CT; d. 1777, Fairfield, CT.
 

Generation No. 4

4.  DAVID4 STURGIS (ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born February 02, 1725/26 in Fairfield, CT1, and died 1777 in Fairfield, CT1.  He married CHARITY. 

Notes for DAVID STURGIS:
 David was the 15th child (first in the third marriage) of Eleazer Sturgis.

Children of DAVID STURGIS and CHARITY are:
 i. ELIZABETH5 STURGIS.
 ii. JACOB STURGIS.
 iii. RACHEL STURGIS, b. Connecticut1.
 iv. HULDAH STURGIS, b. Connecticut1.
 v. DAVID STURGIS, b. 1748, Connecticut1.
 vi. AARON STURGIS, b. Connecticut1.
5. vii. ABRAHAM STURGE, b. October 28, 1759, Westport, CT; d. December 17, 1826, Cato, Cayuga Co., NY.
 viii. NATHANIEL STURGIS, b. Connecticut1.
 ix. MABEL STURGIS, b. Connecticut1.
 x. MARY STURGIS, b. Connecticut1.
 xi. JOHN STURGIS, b. Connecticut1.
 xii. SIMON STURGIS, b. 17761.
 

Generation No. 5

5.  ABRAHAM5 STURGE (DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born October 28, 1759 in Westport, CT1, and died December 17, 1826 in Cato, Cayuga Co., NY1.  He married ANNA BENNETT August 24, 1786 in Washington Co., NY1.  She was born October 21, 1767 in Brimstone, Massachesetts1, and died April 25, 1857 in Cato, Cayuga Co., NY1.

Notes for ABRAHAM STURGE:
 Traveling from Connecticut, Abraham migrated to Granville, Washington Co., NY.  From there he came to Cayuga County around 1800 and settled about a mile northwest of Ira, Cayuga Co., NY. 

Marriage Notes for ABRAHAM STURGE and ANNA BENNETT:
 Anna and Abraham were married in the home of a brother-in-law, Richard Chapley.

Children of ABRAHAM STURGE and ANNA BENNETT are:
 i. RACHEL6 STURGE, b. 17871.
6. ii. JAMES STURGE, b. Abt. 1788.
7. iii. JOHN STURGE, b. 1793; d. April 05, 1872.
 iv. HETTYL STURGE, b. 17951.
8. v. ABRAM STURGE, b. January 01, 1799, Granville, Washington Co., NY.
9. vi. SALLY STURGE, b. July 02, 1802, Cayuga Co., NY; d. February 10, 1892, Allen, MI.
 

Generation No. 6

6.  JAMES6 STURGE (ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 17881.  He married SALLY W. Unknown.  She was born 17941, and died February 28, 1872 in Cato, Cayuga Co., NY1.

Notes for JAMES STURGE:
 On Short Cut Road in the Town of Cato, Cayuga Co., NY, on a farm owned by Chris Schrader in 1970, is a private cemetery containing 20 tombstones which for the most part are in poor condition.  Many have fallen over and show a long period of neglect.  In this cemetery is a fine, tall standing monument erected to the memory of James Sturge.  He is buried with his wife and son.
 In the same cemetery , there is an overturned marker bearing the name of Cornelius Sturge, born 1818, died Jan. 19, 1858, age 40, and Diadema, his wife, born about 1821, died Jan. 17, 1858, age 37.  Mrs. Haynes of Victory, a sister of Mrs. James Sturge of Ira, was buried at Cato about September 11, 1912.
 The above narration is based on research done by Gordon W. Sturge.

Children of JAMES STURGE and SALLY W. are:
 i. CORNELIUS7 STURGE, b. Abt. 18171; d. January 19, 18581; m. DIADEMA; b. 18201; d. January 17, 18581.
 ii. ABRAM STURGE, b. April 04, 18281; d. April 11, 1830, Cato, Cayuga Co., NY1.
10. iii. WILLARD STURGE, b. Abt. 1830, Cato, Cayuga Co., NY.
11. iv. PHILLIP STURGE, b. 1838.

7.  JOHN6 STURGE (ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 17931, and died April 05, 18721.  He married VALONIA.  She was born 18021, and died February 13, 18751.

Marriage Notes for JOHN STURGE and VALONIA:
 John and Valonia are both buried in the Bethel Cemetery located in the Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.

Children of JOHN STURGE and VALONIA are:
12. i. ALMIRA COOK7 STURGE, b. 1830, NYS; d. 1866, NYS.
 ii. CHARLES STURGE, b. 18321; m. MARTHA S. HUTCHINSON, March 31, 18521.

Notes for CHARLES STURGE:
 Charles became a judge in Arkansas.

Marriage Notes for CHARLES STURGE and MARTHA HUTCHINSON:
 Martha was a widow from Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY, when she married Charles.  Rev. David B. Smith of the Sterling Center M.E. Church performed the marriage which was witnessed by David Hutchinson and George Leonard.

13. iii. ELIZABETH STURGE, b. 1835, NY; d. 1916, NY.
 iv. GEORGE STURGE, b. Abt. 1838; d. Unknown.

Notes for GEORGE STURGE:
 George was killed while fighting in the Civil War.

 v. JOHN STURGE, b. Abt. 1845; d. Unknown.

Notes for JOHN STURGE:
 John was killed while fighting in the Civil War.

8.  ABRAM6 STURGE (ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born January 01, 1799 in Granville, Washington Co., NY1.  He married (1) PHOEBE CARMAN March 09, 18231.  She was born August 11, 1804 in NY1, and died March 31, 1845 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY1.  He married (2) ANNA SOUTHWORTH February 11, 1846.  She was born Abt. 1806, and died June 29, 1875.

Notes for ABRAM STURGE:
 Abram lived in Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.

Children of ABRAM STURGE and PHOEBE CARMAN are:
 i. NANCY M.7 STURGE, b. August 18, 18171; d. April 02, 18451; m. WARNER HOWLAND, December 07, 18431.

Notes for NANCY M. STURGE:
 Nancy's gravestone reads:  "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God."

Marriage Notes for NANCY STURGE and WARNER HOWLAND:
 Nancy and Warner were married by Rev. Van Cane.

 ii. HANNAH M. STURGE, b. December 16, 18271.
 iii. ALONZO STURGE, b. Abt. 18281; m. EMILY GAGE, July 27, 18481.

Notes for ALONZO STURGE:
 Alonzo was from Cato, Cayuga Co., NY.

Notes for EMILY GAGE:
 Emily was from Ira, Cayuga Co., NY.
 

Marriage Notes for ALONZO STURGE and EMILY GAGE:
 Alonzo and Emily were married by Rev. J.M. Shepherd.

14. iv. DAVID STURGE, b. November 13, 1829.
15. v. RANSOM H. STURGE, b. October 05, 1831, Cato, Cayuga Co., NY; d. May 13, 1915, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
 vi. SAMANTHA STURGE, b. November 05, 1833, Cayuga Co., NY1; d. February 12, 19091.
 vii. SAMUEL STURGE, b. February 22, 1835, Cayuga Co., NY1; d. May 26, 18621.

More About SAMUEL STURGE:
Burial: 1862, Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY2

16. viii. MEHITABLE ANN STURGE, b. July 10, 1837, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. April 05, 1928, Binghamton, NY.
 ix. SALLY MARINTHA STURGE, b. February 11, 1840, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY3; d. January 06, 1848, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY3.

Notes for SALLY MARINTHA STURGE:
 Sally is buried in the Bethel Cemetery located in gthe Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.

More About SALLY MARINTHA STURGE:
Burial: 1848, Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY4
Cause of Death: Intermittent fever

 x. PHOEBE CARMAN STURGE, b. March 17, 18455; m. _______ CUNNINGHAM.

Notes for _______ CUNNINGHAM:
 Mr. Cunningham was from Battle Creek, MI.

Children of ABRAM STURGE and ANNA SOUTHWORTH are:
 xi. HELLEN7 STURGE, b. November 06, 1846, Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. Unknown.

Notes for HELLEN STURGE:
 Hellen was born deaf and blind.

 xii. WILLIAM STURGE, b. 1847, Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. Unknown.
17. xiii. WALTER PERRY STURGE, b. March 08, 1848, Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. March 01, 1911, Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
 xiv. ALICE IRENE STURGE, b. March 01, 1849, Hannibal, NY; d. March 10, 1850, Hannibal, NY.

9.  SALLY6 STURGE (ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born July 02, 1802 in Cayuga Co., NY5, and died February 10, 1892 in Allen, MI5.  She married WALTER PERRY December 27, 1821 in Cato, Cayuga Co., NY5.  He was born Abt. 17975, and died November 23, 1836 in Town of Cato, Cayuga Co., NY5.

Notes for WALTER PERRY:
 He is buried on the old LaDue farm in the Town of Cato, NY.

Children of SALLY STURGE and WALTER PERRY are:
 i. DAVID7 PERRY.

Notes for DAVID PERRY:
 David had a daughter.

18. ii. MYRON PERRY.
 

Generation No. 7

10.  WILLARD7 STURGE (JAMES6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1830 in Cato, Cayuga Co., NY5.  He married ELINOR THOMAS.  She was born February 27, 18355, and died May 09, 19095.

Notes for WILLARD STURGE:
 Willard once owned The Railroad House in Cato, Cayuga Co., NY, later owned by Elias Quackenbush.  On December 4, 1867, Willard bought the old Farmer's Exchange Hotel in Weedsport, Cayuga Co., NY, from Frededrick Childs.  He kept this until 1871, and then built the Willard House on the site of the first hotel in Weedsport, which was kept by Spafford Fields about 1820.  The Willard House was a fine, commodious building kept in a superior manner by Mr. Sturge.
 It is believed that Willard had a brother Phillip who also lived in the area.  The above narration is based on research done by Gordon W. Sturge.

Marriage Notes for WILLARD STURGE and ELINOR THOMAS:
 Willard and Ella are buried in the Weedsport Rural Cemetery, Cayuga Co., NY.

Child of WILLARD STURGE and ELINOR THOMAS is:
 i. ROLLO8 STURGE, b. 1858, Cato, Cayuga Co., NY5; m. ZELLA YOSBURGH; b. 18665; d. 19315.

Marriage Notes for ROLLO STURGE and ZELLA YOSBURGH:
 Rollo and Zella are buried in the Weedsport Rural Cemetery, Cayuga Co., NY.

11.  PHILLIP7 STURGE (JAMES6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 18385.  He married HELEN J..  She was born 18355, and died September 05, 19185.

Notes for PHILLIP STURGE:
 Phillip had a bother Willard and was a Civil War veteran.  He enrolled at Ira, Cayuga Co., NY, to serve three years.  He was mustered in as a Private in Company K, 138th NY Vol. Infantry (subsequently the 9th Artillery) on August 11, 1862.  He was promoted to Sergeant on September 8, 1862.  He was commissioned Second Lieutenant on March 24, 1864, with rank from March 14, 1864.  On November 19, 1864, he became a First Lieutenant.  He was wounded in action and was discharged on February 2, 1865, for disability from wounds. 
 Having previously lived in Meridian, Cayuga Co., NY, he moved to Weedsport, Cayuga Co., NY, opening a store there in 1871.  He was associated with J. Smith Sheldon as a partner for 3 or 4 years until the spring of 1878.  He also served as Village Treasurer in 1878.  Phillip and his wife are buried in the Weedsport Rural Cemetery.  The above account is based on research done by Gordon W. Sturge.

Child of PHILLIP STURGE and HELEN J. is:
 i. HARRY J.8 STURGE, b. 1872, Weedsport, Cayuga Co., NY5; d. November 04, 1877, Weedsport, Cayuga Co., NY5.

Notes for HARRY J. STURGE:
 Harry is buried in the Weedsport Rural Cemetery, Cayuga Co., NY.

12. ALMIRA COOK7 STURGE (JOHN6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1830 in NYS5, and died 1866 in NYS5.  She married DAVID HUTCHINSON son of JONATHAN HUTCHINSON and WEALTHY M.  He was born February 10, 1829 in Oswego Co., NY5, and died September 25, 1913 in Cheney, Washington5.

More About ALMIRA COOK STURGE:
Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY7

Notes for DAVID HUTCHINSON:
 David was of Scotch parentage.  While David was still young, his father died.  Being the eldest son of a large family of children, he was forced to share the family burdens and act as counselor for his widowed mother.
 Soon after his wife died, David made his home in Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY, where he was closely identified with the business interests of the city and made many warm friends.  In 1891, in failing health, he disposed of his business interests and went to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. W.J. Sutton of Cheney, Washington (Mr. Sutton once served as a Senator from Mankato, Minnesota.).  On September 25, 1913, David Hutchinson quietly passed to his long rest.
 It was his desire to be laid among the scenes of his early life; therefore, on October 1, 1913, his body, borne by his nephews, was laid in the family plot in the Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, NY. 

More About DAVID HUTCHINSON:
Burial: October 01, 1913, Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY8,9

Children of ALMIRA STURGE and DAVID HUTCHINSON are:
 i. DUANE8 HUTCHINSON.
More About DUANE HUTCHINSON:
Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY9

 ii. GEORGE S. HUTCHINSON.
More About GEORGE HUTCHINSON:
Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY9

 iii. NELLIE G. HUTCHINSON. m. W.J. SUTTON. 
Notes for W.J. SUTTON:
 W.J. Sutton served as a Senator from Mankato, Minnesota, previous to moving to Cheney, Washington.
 

13.  ELIZABETH7 STURGE (JOHN6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1835 in NY5, and died 1916 in NY5.  She married WILLIAM HARMON.  He was born 18335, and died 1925 in NY5.

Children of ELIZABETH STURGE and WILLIAM HARMON are:
 i. DORR H.8 HARMON, b. February 1864, NY5; d. August 20, 1865, NY5.
19. ii. DELLA HARMON, b. 1867, NY; d. March 03, 1961, Dulin Rest Home, Village of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
 iii. GEORGIANA HARMON, b. Unknown, Bethel, NY; d. Unknown; m. JOHN CULVER, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

Notes for GEORGIANA HARMON:
 Georgiana was a twin of Gracie.

 iv. GRACIE HARMON, b. Unknown, Bethel, NY; d. Unknown; m. FRED PIERCE, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

Notes for GRACIE HARMON:
 Gracie was a twin of Georgiana.

14.  DAVID7 STURGE (ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born November 13, 18295.  He married ROSETTA C..  She was born Abt. 1834 in Cayuga Co., NY5.

Children of DAVID STURGE and ROSETTA C. are:
 i. HORACE8 STURGE.
 ii. ASA STURGE.
20. iii. DORA STURGE.
 iv. EDWIN STURGE.
21. v. MARY STURGE, b. 1853.

15.  RANSOM H.7 STURGE (ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born October 05, 1831 in Cato, Cayuga Co., NY6, and died May 13, 1915 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY6.  He married NANCY JANE GILLIS December 26, 18557, daughter of HECTOR GILLIS and MARY HAWLEY.  She was born January 22, 1829 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY8, and died January 09, 1904 in Town of Hannibal Oswego Co., NY8.

Notes for RANSOM H. STURGE:
 Ransom was a well-to-do farmer in the Bethel, NY, area.
 

More About RANSOM H. STURGE:
Burial: 1915, Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY9
Cause of Death: Cerebral hemorhage

Notes for NANCY JANE GILLIS:
 Nancy was a rural teacher in District No. 9 (known as the Carter District) in the Town of Hannibal near Bethel, Oswego Co., NY.

More About NANCY JANE GILLIS:
Burial: 1904, Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY9
Cause of Death: Gastritis

Children of RANSOM STURGE and NANCY GILLIS are:
22. i. FRANK GILLIS8 STURGE, b. November 13, 1856, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. December 28, 1938, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
23. ii. CHARLES CARROL STURGE, b. August 07, 1862, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. June 22, 1930.
24. iii. ASA WATSON STURGE, b. October 27, 1863, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. November 08, 1953, NY.

16.  MEHITABLE ANN7 STURGE (ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born July 10, 1837 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY10, and died April 05, 1928 in Binghamton, NY10.  She married JOHNSON WARNER May 15, 186710. 

Notes for JOHNSON WARNER:
 Sometime after the birth of his second son, Johnson disappeared and was never heard from again.

Children of MEHITABLE STURGE and JOHNSON WARNER are:
25. i. HARRIS J.8 WARNER, b. April 03, 1868; d. October 10, 1934.
26. ii. FRANK EDWIN WARNER, b. July 30, 1871; d. June 13, 1956.

17.  WALTER PERRY7 STURGE (ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born March 08, 1848 in Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY, and died March 01, 1911 in Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.  He married EMMAJEAN L. OSTEROUT Unknown.  She was born 1850 in NYS, and died Unknown.

Notes for WALTER PERRY STURGE:
 As a young lad, Walter enlisted in the 193rd Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.  The 193rd Regiment was organized at Auburn, NY, and was mustered into service from April 6 to July 6, 1865.  It saw little active service and was mustered out on January 18, 1866.
 Walter was later a farmer.  Walter is believed to have built the house on Cayuga Street where Mrs. Raymond Howell lived in 1971 and is the home of Tim and Elizabeth Quaile in 1998.  Walter lived there at one time.  He is buried in the Bethel Cemetery in the Town of Hannibal, NY.
 

Notes for EMMAJEAN L. OSTEROUT:
 Emmajean was a charter member of the Ladies of the GAR, James A. Garfield Circle No. 14 of Hannibal organized on January 24, 1896.

Children of WALTER STURGE and EMMAJEAN OSTEROUT are:
 i. WILLIAM P.8 STURGE, b. 1868; d. 1945.

Notes for WILLIAM P. STURGE:
 William is buried in the Sterling Center Cemetery, Cayuga Co., NY.

27. ii. ELLA M. STURGE, b. 1869, Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. 1949.
28. iii. GEORGE ABRAM STURGE, b. January 15, 1877, Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. May 05, 1945, Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY.
29. iv. PEARL CLINTON STURGE, b. December 20, 1880, Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. December 15, 1965.
 v. WALTER STURGE, b. Abt. 1882, Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. June 05, 1885, Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.

More About WALTER STURGE:
Cause of Death: Cholera

 vi. INFANT STURGE, b. September 21, 1883, Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. 1884, Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.

18.  MYRON7 PERRY (SALLY6 STURGE, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1)

Child of MYRON PERRY is:
30. i. WALTER ELDON8 PERRY, b. 1863; d. 1928, Chicago, IL.
 

Generation No. 8

19.  DELLA8 HARMON (ELIZABETH7 STURGE, JOHN6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1867 in NY11, and died March 03, 1961 in Dulin Rest Home, Village of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY11.  She married (1) WILLIAM WILSON December 18, 188411, son of JOHN WILSON and HELEN GILLIS.  He was born Abt. 1861 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY11.  She married (2) ALBERT COOPER Aft. 1885.  He was born Unknown, and died Abt. 1951 in NYS.

Notes for DELLA HARMON:
 Della is buried in the Hannibal Center Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.

Child of DELLA HARMON and WILLIAM WILSON is:
 i. MABEL9 WILSON.

Notes for MABEL WILSON:
 Mabel died in infancy.

20.  DORA8 STURGE (DAVID7, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1)  She married LORENZO EDDY. 

Children of DORA STURGE and LORENZO EDDY are:
 i. CLAUDE9 EDDY.

Notes for CLAUDE EDDY:
 Claude and Maude were twins.

 ii. MAUDE EDDY.

Notes for MAUDE EDDY:
 Maude and Claude were twins.

 iii. INEZ EDDY.
 iv. LORENZO EDDY.
 v. BESSIE EDDY.
 vi. MILDRED EDDY.
 vii. ROY EDDY.
31. viii. GLENN DAVID EDDY.

21.  MARY8 STURGE (DAVID7, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 185312.

Child of MARY STURGE is:
 i. ROSA9.

22.  FRANK GILLIS8 STURGE (RANSOM H.7, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born November 13, 1856 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY13, and died December 28, 1938 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY13.  He married (1) JENNIE WISE March 15, 1882 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY13, daughter of PETER WISE and UNKNOWN.  She was born Abt. 1856 in Oneida, NY13, and died April 04, 1905 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY13.  He married (2) MARY DAVIS February 07, 1906 in Weedsport, Cayuga Co., NY.  She was born January 05, 1856 in Bristol, England, and died May 30, 1932 in Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.  He married (3) ELLA NEVILLE Aft. 1932 in Baldwinsville, Onondaga Co., NY.  She was born Unknown, and died Aft. 1938.

Notes for FRANK GILLIS STURGE:
 Frank was born near Bethel in the Town of Hannibal in a house later owned by Glenn Blodgett.  Frank was a farmer by profession.  He was also once a brakeman on the railroad for about two years but had to give it up because of motion sickness.
 Frank was initiated into the Hannibal Masonic Lodge on November 17, 1880.  He was elected Junior Warden on December 24, 1881.
 On April 1, 1882, the Oswego Palladium printed this amusing account involving Frank and his brother, Charlie:
 "Last Saturday night a party of boys made their resound with tin horns and various other noisy instruments in the vicinity of the residence of Frank Sturge, about two miles south of this village (Hannibal).  It was considered to be a horning party celebrating Frank's marriage.  A neighbor Mr. George Miller, hearing the noise went to Frank's residence to find out who were the horning party.  As he approached the house the noise ceased and not discovering the party in front of the house he concluded they were at the back part of the house.  The night was very dark, and Miller, very cautious and still, passed from the front to the back of the house, but instead of meeting the horning party came in contact with a stick of stove wood which was hurled by Charlie Sturge, a brother of Frank and struck Miller in the face knocking out five or six of his teeth and prostrating him on the ground.  Miller soon recovered himself and made his way home with a bad looking face and concluded that the looking after of horners on a dark night was a very unprofitable job to one not interested."
 Frand died after an illness of several weeks at 12:30 AM Wednesday, Dec. 28, 1938, at his home in Hannibal.  Funeral services were at the home at 2 PM Friday Dec. 31, 1938.  Rev. F.W. McDermott and Rev. Wm. Woods officiated.

More About FRANK GILLIS STURGE:
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Notes for JENNIE WISE:
 Jennie was the grand-daughter of an English Earl.  Her mother, Diana, was an English girl who married a coachman.  There were two children, Jennie and Joe Hewitt.  The father took to heavy drinking and the children were adopted, Jennie by Mr. & Mrs. Peter A. Wise and Joe by another family.
 Jennie was quite involved with the Hannibal M.E. Church and served at various times as President and Secretary of the Womens' Foreign Missionary Society.  She was also a talented singer.
 The following obituary was printed upon Jennie's death:

 "Many friends will be sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. Jennie Sturge, wife of Frank Sturge, which occurred at their family home in Hannibal on Friday, April 4th, after a long protracted sickness.
 She endured her suffering with patience and calmness.  She was 48 years old.  Jennie was born in Oneida County, and was legally adopted into the Wise family when she was only four years old.
 In speaking of her, one of the family said:  It is almost impossible for us to tell when she gave her heart to Christ, but, in her young and tender years, she was always an earnest worker and never so happy as when in prayer-meeting.  She was always ready to give testimony for the Master.  She has a sweet lovely influence over her playmates, and when but a small child would gather them around her and would have a prayer meeting.
 She united with the church when about twelve years of age (She actually was received into the Hannibal M.E. Church on March 22, 1880, along with her adopted father by Rev. J.C. Darling.).  As she grew in years she grew in grace and was ever ready to do her part.  When but a child she would visit the sick and ask if she could read to them out of the Bible.
 She was a member of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the M.E. Church, and for many years gave her best talents and faithful work.
 Cheerful in disposition, pure in thought, full of faith and hope; though gone she yet lives in the hearts of her co-workers.
 One of the heart-breaking features of our society, knit together in the communion of a high and common purpose is, that one by one we must drop form our roll call the precious names of members whom God has called home.  Our ranks are broken, and while we lament the loss, we think of her as in the blessed activity of the heavenly life.
 She leaves a husband and adopted son and many relatives and friends who will sympathize with him in his affliction.
 Funeral held on Friday at 2 p.m. from the M.E. Church, Rev. F. Maunder, officiating.  Burial at Bethel Cemetery."

Marriage Notes for FRANK STURGE and JENNIE WISE:
 Frank and Jennie were married by Rev. J.C. Darling.  Witnesses were Ezra B. and H.M. Tucker.
 When they were first married, Frank and Jennie lived on a farm later owned by Milton Westover in the Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.  Around 1894, they purchased the Isaiah Meeker home (later owned by Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Earl) on Auburn Street in the Village of Hannibal.

Notes for MARY DAVIS:
 Mary Davis came to the United States from England when she was 14 years old.  She married William H. Fry, an Englishman, who died several years later.  Mary was living in Weedsport, Cayuga Co., NY, until she married Frank Gillis Sturge who resided in Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.  Mary died at home in Hannibal at 4:15 PM on Monday, May 30, 1932.  Funeral arrangements were with Marsh & Petrie of Hannibal.  Rev. C.E. Henry officiated at the funeral services held at her home at 2 PM on Thursday, June 2, 1932.  Burial was in the Martville Cemetery, Cayuga Co., NY. 

More About MARY DAVIS:
Cause of Death: Cancer

Marriage Notes for FRANK STURGE and MARY DAVIS:
 Frank and Mary were married by Rev. N.S. Burd, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Oakley, 33 Seward Avenue, Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY.  For their honeymoon the couple departed for Fairport, NY.

Notes for ELLA NEVILLE:
 Ella was from Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.

Marriage Notes for FRANK STURGE and ELLA NEVILLE:
Ella and Frank were married at the home of her sister in Baldwinsville, NY.

Child of FRANK STURGE and JENNIE WISE is:
 i. GORDON WHITNEY9 STURGE, b. September 07, 1899, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY14; d. December 13, 1972, Town of Oswego, Oswego Co., NY14; m. DORRIS  METCALF, October 31, 1921, Hannibal Methodist Parsonage, Village of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY14; b. September 02, 1902, North Hannibal, Town of Hannibal, Oswego County, NY15; d. December 03, 1992, Fulton, Oswego Co., NY16.

Notes for GORDON WHITNEY STURGE:

Gordon W. Sturge, September 7, 1899 - December 13, 1972


Gordon was adopted by Frank and Jennie Sturge about the first of the year of 1901, when he was still an infant.  When Gordon was a child, the family resided in the Leonard Earl house on Auburn Street.  His childhood was spent growing up in Hannibal.  Gordon attended the Hannibal Village School and graduated from high school in 1918.  Shortly after his marriage to Dorris who was a local teacher, he decided to pursue a teaching career himself and attended Hannibal Teachers Training Class, graduating in June of 1925.  His first teaching job was in the rural schoolhouse of the Rhoades District No. 14 in the Town of Hannibal. 
 Gordon and his wife continued their education at Oswego Normal School and graduated in January 1928.  From February to June of that year, Gordon taught at the rural Ingalls Crossing school in Volney, east of Fulton.
 From September 1928 - June 1930, Gordon and Dorris took teaching jobs in a two-room schoolhouse in Oswego Center.  Gordon taught the upper room while Dorris taught the lower room.
 In 1930, he accepted a job in the Village of Hannibal teaching sixth grade.  He went on to teach in the Hannibal High School until 1943.
 He earned a B.S. degree in Social Studies in 1934, and a M.S. degree in Education from Syracuse University in January 1938.  Gordon was a member of the faculty at Cato-Meridian Central School from 1943 until his retirement in 1957.  He taught Social Studies and was Guidance Counselor.
 He was a member of Nu Chapter, Kappa Phi Kappa Educational Fraternity in Syracuse, was a member and former President of the Oswego County Teachers Association and was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association.  He was also a past President of the Hannibal Central School Alumni Association and in 1966, received the Distinguished Service Award from this group.
 Gordon was very active in civic affairs.  He served as Mayor of Hannibal in1949-51, and was Town and Village Historian from 1949 until his death.  Gordon served as a Boy Scout Committeeman for ten years and was also a past President of the Hannibal Sportsmen's Club.
 Gordon's involvement as a historian began in the 1930's when he decided to compile Hannibal history as a basis for his Masters thesis from Syracuse University.  He soon realized that the subject was too comprehensive for this purpose and chose to take the oral exam to earn his Masters Degree in 1938.
 For the next eleven years, he continued to research the history of Hannibal and in 1949, published the well-known book, "Hannibal's Historical Highlights", which traced the history of the town and village from the early years of settlement to present day.  The book was so well received by the community that Gordon was named Town and Village Historian in 1949, and was honored at a special testimonial dinner given by the Hannibal Civic Club on February 22, 1950.
 When the Village of Hannibal celebrated its one hundredth anniversary of incorporation in 1960, Gordon was chosen Co-Chairman of the Hannibal Centennial Program Committee along with Mayor Theodore C. Dann.  Gordon was also Chairman of the Centennial Book Committee which compiled a booklet in conjunction with that affair.  In addition, he organized a museum relating to Hannibal history in what is now the Hannibal Quick Mart.  At that time, Route 104 passed through the Village and several out of town people as well as the local residents viewed the exhibit.
 As part of the centennial celebration, a time capsule was buried in the center of the Village Square during a ceremony on August 20, 1960.  Gordon Sturge was also one of the speakers for this occasion.
 Gordon was a member of the Hannibal Masonic Lodge, having joined in 1928.  He published his second book, "Past Masters of Hannibal Lodge, No. 550 F&AM", in 1960.  Although he was asked to be Master, he declined because he felt he did not have the time to perform the duties of the position properly.  Nevertheless, in 1962, his fellow lodge members bestowed upon him the title of Honorary Past Master.
 Gordon was also a member and once Vice-President of the Oswego County Historical Society.  On November 19, 1963, he spoke before the group describing Hannibal's history.  Later that year, in the society's annual publication, he presented segments of "Hannibal's Historical Highlights" as well as his research on the Bullen family and their involvement in the Western Emigration Company.
 Gordon was a member of the Hannibal Methodist Church from his childhood days.  As an adult, he served as Church Historian and as a member of the Official Board.  When the church celebrated its centennial in 1964, Gordon compiled a booklet and set up a museum in the sanctuary relating to the history of the church.
 Always interested in local history, he researched the history of the local fire department.  When the Hannibal Fire Department dedicated their new firehouse on Oswego Street on March 7, 1964, Gordon was on of the featured speakers.
 The stained glass windows in the local churches caught his interest and he began to research the history of their origin and the families for whom the windows had been given in memory.  He published his findings in 1965, in the booklet, "Stained Glass Window History of Hannibal Churches".
 Although local history was his first love, he had other interests as well.  During the 1930's, he was often involved in amateur theatricals which were sponsored by the Masons and other organizations.  As a rule, he preferred playing comedy roles.  He also coached the Senior Class plays at the Hannibal High School for several years.
 Gordon enjoyed photography and liked to travel when he could.  He and Dorris visited California four times, once in the company of their friends, Karl and Flossie Kellogg.  The Kelloggs also accompanied them on a trip to Mexico City.  Gordon wrote a detailed account of their travels which was printed in The Community Newspapers of Red Creek .
 Gordon had a green thumb and always had a sizable garden.  He took particular pleasure in supplying his neighbors with the best vegetables.
 Gordon died unexpectedly on December 13, 1972, after suffering an apparent heart attack while driving his car near Oswego.  The Hannibal Masonic Lodge conducted a memorial service on Friday evening, December 15, at the Jewell Funeral Home in Cato.  The following morning, funeral services were held in the Hannibal United Methodist Church with Rev. Orval McBride officiating.
 Gordon is remembered by residents of the community and his friends as a man who was always interested in people.  But his greatest legacy is the compilation of the history of Hannibal for future generations.
 

More About GORDON WHITNEY STURGE:
Burial: 1972, Fairdale Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY17

Notes for DORRIS METCALF:

Dorris Metcalf Sturge, September 02, 1902 - December

 

Dorris was the only daughter of Mrs. Robie Metcalf and was a teacher.  She was delivered by Dr. Dillon F. Acker of Hannbal, NY.  Dorris was a teacher by profession.  She shared a mutual interest in local history with her husband and after his death succeeded him as Hannibal Town and Village Historian.  She continued in this capacity for the next several years and served as a consultant for the Hannibal Historical Society's book, "Hannibal History in Pictures and Prose", until her own death at the age of 90.
 

More About DORRIS METCALF:
Burial: 1992, Fairdale Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY17

Marriage Notes for GORDON STURGE and DORRIS METCALF:
 Dorris and Gordon were married by Rev. W.A. Haven.
 

23.  CHARLES CARROL8 STURGE (RANSOM H.7, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born August 07, 1862 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY18, and died June 22, 193018.  He married FRANCES LILLIAN BROWN April 18, 1894 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY19, daughter of DANIEL BROWN and MARTHA HOLMES.  She was born July 26, 1871 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY20, and died November 20, 1952 in St. Petersburg, FL20.

Notes for CHARLES CARROL STURGE:
 Charles was a farmer in Hannibal, NY.  He was also an accomplished musician playing cornet both in the Hannibal Center Band and the well-known Brewster's Silver Band in the Village of Hannibal.  He had all his teeth crowned with gold at a cost of $200, a fabulous price to pay in those days, in order to play more efficiently.

More About CHARLES CARROL STURGE:
Cause of Death: Carcinoma of the bladder

Notes for FRANCES LILLIAN BROWN:
 Frances' parents were Daniel and Martha Brown.

Children of CHARLES STURGE and FRANCES BROWN are:
32. i. WARD RANSOM9 STURGE, b. May 20, 1895, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
33. ii. HUGH BROWN STURGE, b. January 07, 1900, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
34. iii. GERTRUDE GARNET STURGE, b. July 01, 1903, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
 iv. CARROL VIVIAN STURGE, b. October 02, 1911, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY21; m. ROSALIE TAYLO, September 04, 194822.

Notes for CARROL VIVIAN STURGE:
 Carrol was an officer in the US Navy.  After his retirement, he and his wife lived in Florida.

24.  ASA WATSON8 STURGE (RANSOM H.7, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born October 27, 1863 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY22, and died November 08, 1953 in NY22.  He married MARY IDA ZEITLER November 13, 1890 in NY22, daughter of FREDERICK ZEITLER and MARIA.  She was born May 28, 1867 in NY22, and died September 08, 1949 in NY22.

Notes for ASA WATSON STURGE:
 Asa Watson Sturge lived in Fairport, NY.  He is buried in the Pittsford Cemetery.

Notes for MARY IDA ZEITLER:
 Mary's parents were Frederick and Maria Zeitler.  Mary is buried in the Pittsford Cemetery.

Marriage Notes for ASA STURGE and MARY ZEITLER:
 The wedding took place at the home of Mary' father, Frederick Zeitler.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.E. Whittaker of Rochester, NY, assisted by Rev. G.H. Gomph of Pittsford, NY.  Charles Zeitler, Mary's brother, acted as groomsman and Miss Jennie Emens of Hannibal, NY, as bridesmaid.  Laura Zeitler, sister of the bride, was maid of honor while Charles C. Sturge was best man.  Mary wore a gown of white china silk with a corsage of white bridal roses and carried a bouquet of the same.
 The wedding march was played by Helen Zeitler, sister of the bride.

Children of ASA STURGE and MARY ZEITLER are:
35. i. IVAN9 STURGE, b. August 13, 1891, NY; d. November 18, 1968, NY.
 ii. RUTH LAURA STURGE, b. March 03, 1893, NY22; m. (1) HARLOW STRESSING, Bef. 193022; m. (2) BENJAMIN ROBINSON, December 20, 1952, East Rochester, NY; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

Notes for RUTH LAURA STURGE:
 Ruth graduated from Fairport High School and Rochester Business Institute.  She was an employee of the Paine Wholesale Drug Company of Rochester for 47 years retiring in 1962.

 iii. ESTHER MARIE STURGE, b. June 02, 1901, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY23; m. JAMES GILLESPIE, August 07, 1947, Lilydale, NY24; b. May 29, 1894; d. Unknown.

Notes for ESTHER MARIE STURGE:
 Esther graduated from the University of Rochester in 1923 and taught American History for 24 years, 23 of which were in Niagara Falls High School.  She retired in 1947.  After her husband's death, she resided in Tampa, Florida.

25.  HARRIS J.8 WARNER (MEHITABLE ANN7 STURGE, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born April 03, 186824, and died October 10, 193424.

Child of HARRIS J. WARNER is:
 i. GLADYS9 WARNER, m. JAMES DOLAN.

Marriage Notes for GLADYS WARNER and JAMES DOLAN:
Gladys and James lived at 545 State St., Springfield, Mass.

26.  FRANK EDWIN8 WARNER (MEHITABLE ANN7 STURGE, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born July 30, 1871, and died June 13, 1956.  He married ALLEYNE FAY RUSSELL August 11, 1898 in Binghamton, NY.  She was born Unknown, and died Unknown.

Children of FRANK WARNER and ALLEYNE RUSSELL are:
 i. FLORENCE ELEANOR9 WARNER, b. March 20, 1902; d. Unknown.
36. ii. ROBERT RUSSELL WARNER, b. July 30, 1907; d. Unknown.

27.  ELLA M.8 STURGE (WALTER PERRY7, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1869 in Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY25,26, and died 194927.  She married HENRY CARTER January 22, 1888 in Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY28, son of WILLIAM CARTER and ELSIE OLDS.  He was born 1868 in NY29,30, and died 194331.

More About ELLA M. STURGE:
Burial: 1949, Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY

Notes for HENRY CARTER:
 Henry was a member of the Hannibal Masonic Lodge.  He is buried in the Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.  However, his name, as well as his wife's, appears on a gravestone in Block 3 of the Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.  Henry's parents are buried in this location.  The lot probably was probably purchased with the idea that the son and his wife would be buried in the same lot as Henry's parents.  The birth date is engraved for both Henry and his wife, but there is no death date for either one.

More About HENRY CARTER:
Burial: 1943, Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY

Marriage Notes for ELLA STURGE and HENRY CARTER:
 Ella and Henry were married by Rev. David McFarland.

Children of ELLA STURGE and HENRY CARTER are:
 i. UN-NAMED9 CARTER, b. February 15, 1891, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY32.

Notes for UN-NAMED CARTER:
 This individual was delivered by Dr. Edwin H. Boyd of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.

 ii. BESSIE CARTER, b. 189433; d. 189633.

Notes for BESSIE CARTER:
 Bessie is buried in Block 3 of the Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY, next to her grandparents.

More About BESSIE CARTER:
Burial: 1996, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY33

 iii. WALTER NICHOLAS CARTER, b. 1908, Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. March 20, 1965.

28.  GEORGE ABRAM8 STURGE (WALTER PERRY7, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born January 15, 1877 in Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY, and died May 05, 1945 in Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY.  He married IVANILLA HOLMES January 15, 1903 in Hannibal, NY, daughter of HENRY HOLMES and FLORENCE EATON.  She was born 1878 in Southwest Oswego, Oswego Co., NY, and died February 15, 1967.

Notes for GEORGE ABRAM STURGE:
 George was both a farmer and a butcher in Sterling, Cayuga Co., NY, near Hannibal.  He was also a member of the Hannibal Masonic Lodge and a member of the first organized baseball team in Hannibal in the early 1900's.
 George died in the Auburn City Hospital after a long illness.  Funeral services were held at the Sterling Center Baptist Church at 2 PM on Monday, May 7, 1945.  Burial was made in Sterling Center Cemetery with Masonic services at the grave.

Notes for IVANILLA HOLMES:
 Ivanilla is buried in the Sterling Center Cemetery, Cayuga Co., NY.

Marriage Notes for GEORGE STURGE and IVANILLA HOLMES:
 Ivanilla lived in Martville, NY, at the time of her marriage.

Child of GEORGE STURGE and IVANILLA HOLMES is:
 i. FLORENCE EMMA9 STURGE, b. August 21, 1905, Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. Unknown.

Notes for FLORENCE EMMA STURGE:
 Florence was born in the Walter Matteson Block which is where the Hannibal Masonic Lodge and the Hannibal Post Office are located in 1998.  It appears she first married a Smith and then a Demarest.  She was the Postmistress at Sterling Center, Cayuga Co., NY, for several years, being appointed in 1938.

29.  PEARL CLINTON8 STURGE (WALTER PERRY7, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 20, 1880 in Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY, and died December 15, 1965.  He married LULU MAY Unknown.  She was born Abt. 1890 in Oswego, NY, and died Unknown.

Notes for PEARL CLINTON STURGE:
 Pearl was a member of the first organized baseball team in Hannibal in the early 1900's.  He worked for Columbia Mills in Minetto, Oswego Co., NY, until he retired.

Children of PEARL STURGE and LULU MAY are:
 i. ELLA MAY9 STURGE, b. May 28, 1913, Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
 ii. RUTH STURGE, b. Unknown.
 iii. LOUISE STURGE, b. Unknown; d. July 1931.

Notes for LOUISE STURGE:
 Louise was killed by a car driven by John Riley.

37. iv. ELWOOD C. STURGE, b. Unknown.

30.  WALTER ELDON8 PERRY (MYRON7, SALLY6 STURGE, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 186334, and died 1928 in Chicago, IL34.

Notes for WALTER ELDON PERRY:
 When he was quite young, it appears he lived in Hillsdale Co., MI.  When he was a student, he lived in Indiana.  In his adult years, he lived in Chicago, IL, where he was an architect.

Children of WALTER ELDON PERRY are:
 i. WATSON BISHOP9 PERRY.
 ii. MYRON PERRY.
 

Generation No. 9

31.  GLENN DAVID9 EDDY (DORA8 STURGE, DAVID7, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1)

Children of GLENN DAVID EDDY are:
 i. HELEN10 EDDY.
 ii. HOMER EDDY.

32.  WARD RANSOM9 STURGE (CHARLES CARROL8, RANSOM H.7, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born May 20, 1895 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY35.  He married (1) BEATRICE K. JOSELYN October 01, 1919 in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY35.  She was born May 20, 1895 in NY36, and died Bef. 195437.  He married (2) MARION LOUISE COON GERE June 27, 1954 in Homestead, Pennsylvania.  She was born Unknown, and died Unknown.

Notes for WARD RANSOM STURGE:
 In his younger days, Ward was a popular musician in Hannibal.  He served about 15 months with the armed forces in France during the First World War.  Part of this time was spent with the 30th Infantry Band and part in the 6th Calvalry Band.  At the time of his marriage to Beatrice he was employed by the Merl-Soule Powdered Milk Plant.

Marriage Notes for WARD STURGE and BEATRICE JOSELYN:
 The wedding took place at the home of Beatrice's parents, Mr. & Mrs. Hubbard W. Joselyn, located at 511 Columbus Avenue, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Wilbur McKee of Syracuse.  Beatrice wore a blue satin dress and carried white roses. 

Marriage Notes for WARD STURGE and MARION GERE:
 Ward and Marion operated the Sturge Motel on State Fair Boulevard in Syracuse, NY.

Children of WARD STURGE and BEATRICE JOSELYN are:
38. i. CHARLES RANSOM10 STURGE, b. February 04, 1921.
39. ii. NORMA BEATRICE STURGE, b. September 25, 1922.

33.  HUGH BROWN9 STURGE (CHARLES CARROL8, RANSOM H.7, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born January 07, 1900 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY37.  He married MARGARET A. KIRSCHNER September 30, 192238, daughter of CHARLES KIRCHNER and MARGARET.  She was born November 18, 189438.

Notes for HUGH BROWN STURGE:
 Hugh was once a bassoon player in the Franklin Employees' Band.

Notes for MARGARET A. KIRSCHNER:
 Margaret's parents were Charles and Margaret Kirchner.

Marriage Notes for HUGH STURGE and MARGARET KIRSCHNER:
 Margaret and Hugh were married by the Rev. L.V. Dutcher, English-Lutheran minister of Oswego, NY.  When they were first married, Margaret and Hugh lived at 443 South Avenue, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.

Children of HUGH STURGE and MARGARET KIRSCHNER are:
40. i. ROBERT EDWARD10 STURGE, b. October 19, 1925.
41. ii. DR. DONALD CHARLES STURGE, b. January 06, 1929.

34.  GERTRUDE GARNET9 STURGE (CHARLES CARROL8, RANSOM H.7, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born July 01, 1903 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY39.  She married PAUL HERMAN ROHLIN August 26, 192940.  He was born May 31, 190140.

Marriage Notes for GERTRUDE STURGE and PAUL ROHLIN:
 Gertrude and Paul lived in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.

Children of GERTRUDE STURGE and PAUL ROHLIN are:
42. i. DORIS GERTRUDE10 ROHLIN.
43. ii. PAULINE AMELIA ROHLIN.
44. iii. CHARLES HERMAN ROHLIN
 iv. WALTER EDWARD ROHLIN

Notes for WALTER EDWARD ROHLIN:
 Walter lost his hearing before he was a year old.  He graduated from the Central New York School for the Deaf in Rome, NY, in 1958.

45. v. NADINE FLORENCE ROHLIN
 vi. NANCY LILLIAN ROHLIN; m. STEVEN K. CHAUGH.

Notes for NANCY LILLIAN ROHLIN:
 Nancy and Nadine are twins.  Nadine was born normal, but Nancy was born deaf.  The family lived at 418 Euclid Ave., Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.
 Ever since she was old enough to play, Nancy was accepted completely by her playmates.  When the youngsters realized that Nancy couldn't hear, it was merely a matter of touching her to get her attention.
 One two-year old toddler soon learned he could reach up and tug her skirt when he wanted her notice.  There was hardly a child around who failed to learn the sign language of the deaf so they could teach Nancy their games - and mystify their parents.
 All the children looked after Nancy and kept her from possible danger.  Someone was always appointed to act as her ears to warn her of oncoming cars and etc.
 One summer evening during a game of hide'n seek, Nancy wandered off and couldn't be found at all.  All her friends and their parents were searching the neighborhood when the police called to say she was at the police station.
 A new neighbor, when asking where she lived, was unable to understand her sign language and called the police.  She was only five years old, but when the police tried to question her and failed, she wrote her name and address on a piece of paper.  It was a feat most of her playmates had yet to acquire.
 Ability to read lips came later, allowing her the pleasure of joining her friends at the neighborhood movie theater.  She also learned to appreciate music by feeling the generated vibrations when she placed her hand on a played piano or phonograph.
 She attended the Central New York School for the Deaf in Rome, NY.  Always a bright girl who learned fast, Nancy was a member of the Literacy Society at the school serving as President and Secretary.  She excelled in sports and participated in all athletics in school.  During summer vacations, she did volunteer work for the Red Cross and Community Chest.
                                  Like Helen Keller, another victim of deafness, Nancy was taught to speak.  Therefore, when she graduated at the head of her class in June of 1960, she was able to deliver a valedictory address at her graduation.  She spoke of the patience of her teachers, memories of happiness and of disappointment and the sadness of leaving the place where she had spent so many years.

35.  IVAN9 STURGE (ASA WATSON8, RANSOM H.7, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born August 13, 1891 in NY40, and died November 18, 1968 in NY40.  He married EDITH MCMILLEN in Rochester, NY40. 

Notes for IVAN STURGE:
 Ivan graduated from Syracuse University and practiced law in Rochester, NY.

Child of IVAN STURGE and EDITH MCMILLEN is:
46. i. JOHN MCMILLEN10 STURGE.

36.  ROBERT RUSSELL9 WARNER (FRANK EDWIN8, MEHITABLE ANN7 STURGE, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born July 30, 1907, and died Unknown.  He married GRACE WHITE December 11, 1937 in Norwich, NY.  She was born Unknown, and died Unknown.

Marriage Notes for ROBERT WARNER and GRACE WHITE:
 Robert and Grace lived at 6 Chester St., Oneonta, NY.

Children of ROBERT WARNER and GRACE WHITE are:
 i. RUSSELL FRANK10 WARNER; Adopted child.
 ii. CAROL ALLEYNE WARNER; Adopted child.

37.  ELWOOD C.9 STURGE (PEARL CLINTON8, WALTER PERRY7, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Unknown.

Notes for ELWOOD C. STURGE:
 Elwood and his wife lived in Phoenix, NY.

Children of ELWOOD C. STURGE are:
 i. LOUISE10 STURGE, b. Unknown; m. JAMES SMITH, Unknown; b. Unknown.

Notes for JAMES SMITH:
 James is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Earl Smith of Pennellville, NY.

Marriage Notes for LOUISE STURGE and JAMES SMITH:
 At her wedding, Louise wore a gown of Alencon lace over taffeta which was fashioned by her mother.  Her veil was held by a crown outlined with pearls and rhinestones.  She carried a bouquet of white carnations.
 Miss Callie Leroux was Maid of Honor with Ann Marie Sturge as Junior Bridesmaid for her sister.  John Smith was Best Man for his brother with Walter Sturge and Richard Knopp as ushers.
 Following a reception for 100 guests at the home of the groom, the newlyweds left for a trip to the Adirondacks.

 ii. ANNE MARIE STURGE.
 

Generation No. 10

38.  CHARLES RANSOM10 STURGE (WARD RANSOM9, CHARLES CARROL8, RANSOM H.7, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born February 04, 192140.  He married (1) FRANCES ALEXANDER.    He married (2) JANE D. STANSBERRY.

Notes for CHARLES RANSOM STURGE:
 Charles served in the US Army as a radio instructor in the Signal Corps at Camp Crowder, MO, during World War II.  He later lived in Bremerton, Washington.

Notes for JANE D. STANSBERRY:
 Jane was married a total of three times.

Children of CHARLES STURGE and FRANCES ALEXANDER are:
 i. BONITA J.11 STURGE.
 ii. JENNIFER STURGE.
 iii. SALLY STURGE.
 iv. CYNTHIA LOUISE STURGE.

39.  NORMA BEATRICE10 STURGE (WARD RANSOM9, CHARLES CARROL8, RANSOM H.7, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born September 25, 192240.  She married SAMUEL ZACCARI September 17, 1947 in Lawrence, Massachusetts40. 

Notes for SAMUEL ZACCARI:
 Sam worked in Rome, NY, and lived in Verona, NY.

Children of NORMA STURGE and SAMUEL ZACCARI are:
 i. SUSAN PAULA11 ZACCARI.
 ii. NEIL JONATHAN ZACCARI.

40.  ROBERT EDWARD10 STURGE (HUGH BROWN9, CHARLES CARROL8, RANSOM H.7, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born October 19, 192540.  He married EVELYN JEAN VOCK July 22, 195040, daughter of JAMES CLIFTON VOCK.   was born 40.

Notes for ROBERT EDWARD STURGE:
 Robert is a graduate of Syracuse University, where he was affiliated with Orange Key, Tau Theta Upsilon and Sigma Alpha Epsilon.  He served three years in the US Army Air Force and was employed by the Sears Roebuck Company at the time of his marriage to Evelyn.
 Robert then worked at the Powelson Business Institute of Syracuse before becoming Assistant Business Administrator for the Syracuse schools.  In 1966, he was President of the Business Teachers Association of New York State.

Notes for EVELYN JEAN VOCK:
 Evelyn is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James Clifton Vock of Theresa, NY.  She graduated from the University of Rochester and was a teacher of English at the Redwood High School at the time of her marriage to Robert.

Children of ROBERT STURGE and EVELYN VOCK are:
 i. ROBERT HUGH11 STURGE.
 ii. SUZANNE EVELYN STURGE.
 iii. KENNETH EDWARD STURGE.
 iv. NANCY JEAN STURGE.

41.  DR. DONALD CHARLES10 STURGE (HUGH BROWN9, CHARLES CARROL8, RANSOM H.7, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born January 06, 192940.  He married NORMA BEAVER June 05, 195440. 

Notes for DR. DONALD CHARLES STURGE:
 Dr. Donald Sturge was a chiropractor in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.

Children of DONALD STURGE and NORMA BEAVER are:
 i. RAYMOND RANSOM11 STURGE.
 ii. GLEN CHARLES STURGE.
 iii. JANET LYNN STURGE.
 iv. KARL DANIEL STURGE.
 v. DONNA JEAN STURGE, b. July 11, 19__.
 vi. PAULA ANNE STURGE, b. June 17, 19__.

42.  DORIS GERTRUDE10 ROHLIN (GERTRUDE GARNET9 STURGE, CHARLES CARROL8, RANSOM H.7, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1)  She married DANIEL AKS. 

Children of DORIS ROHLIN and DANIEL AKS are:
 i. HOWARD ALLEN11 AKS.
 ii. CYNTHIA RUTH AKS.
 iii. ROBERT SCOTT AKS.

43.  PAULINE AMELIA10 ROHLIN (GERTRUDE GARNET9 STURGE, CHARLES CARROL8, RANSOM H.7, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1)  She married EDWARD J. DONOVAN. 

Notes for PAULINE AMELIA ROHLIN:
 Pauline was nicknamed Polly.

Children of PAULINE ROHLIN and EDWARD DONOVAN are:
 i. DAVID WILLIAM11 DONOVAN.
 ii. CATHERINE ANN DONOVAN.
 iii. CAROLYN ANNE DONOVAN.
 iv. EDWARD JAMES DONOVAN.
 v. JAMES THOMAS DONOVAN.
 vi. COLLEEN PATRICIA DONOVAN.

44.  CHARLES HERMAN10 ROHLIN (GERTRUDE GARNET9 STURGE, CHARLES CARROL8, RANSOM H.7, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born July 13, 1933.  He married (1) GIVEN HOLMES.  He married (2) ANN DIETZ.

Children of CHARLES ROHLIN and GIVEN HOLMES are:
 i. MARK CHARLES11 ROBLIN
 ii. LINDA NOEL ROBLIN,

Child of CHARLES ROHLIN and ANN DIETZ is:
 iii. SCOTT M.11 ROBLIN; Adopted child.

45.  NADINE FLORENCE10 ROHLIN (GERTRUDE GARNET9 STURGE, CHARLES CARROL8, RANSOM H.7, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1).  She married JOHN B. PALMER.

Children of NADINE ROHLIN and JOHN PALMER are:
 i. JAY BENNETT11 PALMER

Notes for JAY BENNETT PALMER:
 Jay was the son of John B. Palmer from a previous marriage.

 ii. CHARLES EDWARD PALMER
 iii. NANCY L. PALMER; Adopted child.

46.  JOHN MCMILLEN10 STURGE (IVAN9, ASA WATSON8, RANSOM H.7, ABRAM6, ABRAHAM5, DAVID4 STURGIS, ELEAZER3, JOHN2, JOHN1)  He married JUDITH HINCHCLIFFE. 

Child of JOHN STURGE and JUDITH HINCHCLIFFE is:
 i. SCOTT11 STURGE.
 

Endnotes

1.  Research of Gordon W. Sturge.
2.  Gravestone in Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
3.  Research of Gordon W. Sturge.
4.  Gravestone in Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
5.  Research of Gordon W. Sturge.
6.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall.
7.  Research of Gordon W. Sturge.
8.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall.
9.  Gravestone in Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
10.  Research of Gordon W. Sturge.
11.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall.
12.  Research of Gordon W. Sturge.
13.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall.
14.  Dorris Metcalf Sturge.
15.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall.
16.  Obituary.
17.  Gravestone in Fairdale Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
18.  Research of Gordon W. Sturge.
19.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall.
20.  Research of Gordon W. Sturge.
21.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall.
22.  Research of Gordon W. Sturge.
23.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall.
24.  Research of Gordon W. Sturge.
25.  Gravestone in Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
26.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall.
27.  Gravestone in Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
28.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall.
29.  Gravestone in Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
30.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall.
31.  Gravestone in Bethel Cemetery, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
32.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall.
33.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
34.  Research of Gordon W. Sturge.
35.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall.
36.  Research of Gordon W. Sturge.
37.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall.
38.  Research of Gordon W. Sturge.
39.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall.
40.  Research of Gordon W. Sturge.


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