Robert E. STURGES/Barbara Ellen BRITTON



Husband: Robert E. STURGES (S362)
Born: 17 MAR 1850 at: , , NY Married: 2 NOV 1872 at: Peoria, Peoria Co, IL Died: 12 JUL 1916 at: Slayton, Murray Co, MN Father:William STURGES Mother:Susannah Elizabeth MOULDS Other Spouses: NOTES
Wife: Barbara Ellen BRITTON (B635)
Born: 5 AUG 1855 at: , , PA Died: 29 NOV 1926 at: Slayton, Murray Co, MN Father:G. H. BRITTON Mother:M. HUMBERT Other Spouses: NOTES
CHILDREN
Name: Viola STURGES Born: 12 SEP 1874 at: Blackberry Twp, Kane Co, IL Married: 13 JAN 1897 at: Meadow Twp, Plymouth Co, IA Died: 8 FEB 1956 at: Kingsley, , IA Spouses: Claus Henry PETERS NOTES
Name: Susan Ellen STURGES Born: 13 JAN 1876 at: Witchita, , KS Married: 22 MAR 1894 at: Marcus, , IA Died: 27 JAN 1953 at: Big Lake, , MN Spouses: William SCHROEDER
Name: Lucy STURGES Born: 16 OCT 1876 at: Marcus, Cherokee Co, IA Married: 4 JAN 1898 at: Marcus, , IA Died: 1964 at: Rockford, , Illinois Spouses: Charles FERGUSON
Name: Willis Marvin STURGES Born: 19 NOV 1879 at: , , KS Married: 27 NOV 1901 at: Cherokee, Cherokee Co, IA Died: 6 OCT 1921 at: Stanton, Goodhue Co, MN Spouses: Verna Mabel POWELL
Name: Miles William STURGES Born: 4 NOV 1880 at: Canada Corners, Kane Co, IL Married: 7 JUN 1904 at: Currie, Murray Co, MN Died: 20 NOV 1939 at: Tracy, Lyon, MN Spouses: Leila Loretta MINOR PEDIGREE NOTES
Name: Harrison STURGES Born: 2 FEB 1884 at: Kankakee, Kankakee Co, IL Married: 11 JUN 1915 at: Died: 1 AUG 1970 at: Woodstock, , MN Spouses: Esther ANDERSON Laura C. HOLLMER
Name: Bertha Almyra STURGES Born: 7 MAR 1886 at: , , KS Married: 6 JUL 1904 at: Currie, Murray Co, MN Died: 8 AUG 1957 at: , Murray, MN Spouses: Ami WHITMAN
Name: Robert Franklin STURGES Born: 10 AUG 1888 at: Chicago, Cook Co, IL Married: 10 AUG 1910 at: Slayton, Murray Co, MN Died: 11 AUG 1967 at: Hutchinson, McLeod Co, MN Spouses: Christine Mary KARL
Name: Elizabeth Jane STURGES Born: 15 OCT 1894 at: Cherokee, Cherokee Co, IA Married: 18 OCT 1911 at: Slayton, Murray Co, MN Died: 1 MAR 1969 at: Slayton, Murray Co, MN Spouses: Christopher (Christerfer) William KARL
Name: Charles Wesley STURGES Born: 11 MAR 1899 at: Mason Twp, Murray Co, MN Married: 17 SEP 1919 at: Pipestone, Pipestone Co, MN Died: 11 APR 1961 at: Ellsborough Twp, Murray Co, MN Spouses: LeVada Alvida ANDERSON
Name: Laura STURGES Born: 11 MAR 1899 at: Mason Twp, Murray Co, MN Married: at: Died: 23 MAR 1899 at: Mason Twp, Murray Co, MN Spouses: NOTES

Robert E. Sturges


Barbara Ellen Sturges

History

Robert E. STURGES was born 17 March 1850 in New York to William STURGES and Susan Elizabeth MOULDS. Barbara Ellen BRITTON was born 5 August 1855 in Indiana to G. H. BRITTON and (??) HUMBERT.

Robert and Barbara Ellen STURGES are listed in the 1880 census of Compton Town, (KANE), Illinois. Robert's occupation was given as farming. The birthplace of their three daughters (Viola 5, Susan Ellen 3, and Luci 2) are all listed as Illinois. The birthplace of their son (Willis M. 6/12) is given as Kansas. Their second son, Miles William was born in Canada Corners, Compton Township, (KANE), Illinois, on 4 November 1880.

In the 1900 census Robert and Barbara STURGES are listed in Mason Township, (Murray County), Minnesota. They had been married for 28 years (the census says 18, but probably means 28) and had 11 children, 10 of whom were still living at the time. Robert's occupation is again listed as farming. The birth place of their last five children was listed as Kansas (February 1884), Illinois (March 1886 and August 1888), Iowa (October 1894) and Minnesota (March 1899).

Robert E. STURGES died 12 July 1916 in Slayton, (Murray), Minnesota, and is buried in the Slayton Cemetery just north of town. At the time of his death, Robert owned a farm (Northeast half of Section 30, Township 107 North, Range 41 West - Mason Township, Murray County) valued at about $17,600 which was sold to Fred STAPLES. Also sold at auction were 4 horses ($380.00), 6 cows and 3 calves ($310.00), 1 bull ($43.00), 53 pigs ($516.00), and miscellaneous farm tools and implements totaling $1732.00. Most of the proceeds went to pay the mortgage of $13,675.00 on the land and equipment. In her husband's probate records, Barbara Ellen signed her name with an "X". (The 1910 census also indicates that she could neither read nor write.)

Barbara Ellen (BRITTON) STURGES died in Slayton on 29 November 1926. She is also buried in the Slayton cemetery just north of town.

References

  1. Obituary - Robert E. Sturges html linkpdf link; ?? July 1916, The Slayton Gazette (?), Slayton, Minnesota.
  2. Death Certificate - Robert E. Sturges html linkpdf linkphoto link; 12 July 1916, Slayton, Minnesota.
  3. Death Certificate - Barbara Ellen Sturges html linkpdf linkphoto link; 29 November 1926, Slayton, Minnesota.
  4. 1880 Census - Robert and Barbara Ellen Sturges html linkpdf link; Compton Township, (Kane), Illinois, (#61 - 73).
  5. 1900 Census - Robert and Barbara Sturges html linkpdf link; Mason Township, (Murray),Minnesota, ED 192, sheet 2, (#22 - 2).
  6. 1910 Census - R. E. and Barbara STURGES html linkpdf link; Mason Township, Murray County, Minnesota, ED 144, sheet 3A, family no. 42, lines 36 - 39. (Also includes children Harrison, line 4, and Bertha, line 41.)
  7. 1910 Census - Miles and Leila STURGES html linkpdf link; Slayton Township, Murray County, Minnesota, ED 144, sheet 11A, family no. 23, lines 22 - 25.
  8. Obituary html linkpdf linkphoto link - Miles William Sturges; Murray County Herald?, ?? November 1939.
  9. Obituary - Harrison Sturges html linkpdf link.
  10. Probate - Robert E. Sturges; Murray County Courthouse, Slayton, Minnesota.
  11. Gravestones - Robert E. Sturges and Miles W. Sturges photo link; Slayton Cemetery, Slayton, Minnesota.
  12. Gravestone - Robert E. Sturges photo link; Slayton Cemetery, Slayton, Minnesota.
  13. The Sturges Family History, by Adella and Margaret Sturges, April 1983.