Henry Amos Sturgeon
Henry Amos Sturgeon, son of John L. and Maggie Sturgeon, was born
at Rising City, Nebraska on August 7th, 1876, and departed this
life in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Nessen, at
Scottsbluff, Nebraska, on July 20th, 1951, having reached the
age of 74 years, 11 months, and 13 days.
Mr. Sturgeon grew to manhood at Columbus, Nebraska and came to
Orafino, Frontier county, to make his home on a farm, where he
resided until his death.
On February 5th, 1913 he was united in marriage with Nora L.
Presler at Genoa, Colorado. This union was blessed with nine
children, six sons, and three daughters, all of whom survive.
Mrs. Sturgeon predeceased her husband in 1934.
Mr. Sturgeon leaves to mourn his demise, his nine children, John
of Orafino; Mrs. Edna Byrum of Roy Utah; Mrs. Mary Nissen of
Scottsbluff, Nebraska; Howard of North Platte, Nebraska; Delmar
of Maywood, California; Henry Jr. of Orafino; George of Farnam,
Nebraska; Melvin, now with the Armed Forces in Europe and Mrs.
Helen Andrews of Morrill, Nebraska. Ten grandchildren; two
sisters, Lydia Sturgeon of Sacramento, California and Mrs.
William Kaufmann of Dutch Flat, California and many other
relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted from the Orafino Evangelical
United Brethren Church on Monday, July 23rd at 2:00 P.M. with
Rev. F.C. Ebinger officiating. A quartet consisting of Donald
Miller, Mrs. Ethridge Price, Mr. and Chester Hansen and Mrs.
Chester Hansen sang “Does Jesus Care”, “No Night There”, and
“Face to Face”.
The following served as pall bearers: R.B. Hayes, Frank Banzhaf,
Clifford McMichael, Lloyd Hopkins, Clifford Hopkins, and Delby
The body was tenderly laid to rest in the Farnam cemetery,
Personal collection of a family member.
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