STURGIS

 

DR. CHARLES E. STURGIS

 

DR. CHARLES E. STURGIS, formerly a prominent citizen of Fort Wayne, and a pioneer in the medical profession, was born in Queen Anne County, Maryland, January 1, 1815.   He came to Indiana before reaching his majority and settled at Richmond.  Afterward removing to Logansport, he married LOUISE EWING, daughter of COL. ALEXANDER EWING.   Not long afterward he came to Fort Wayne and was engaged in the practice of medicine for 30 years.   He was a graduate of the Ohio Medical College, and was peculiarly adapted by nature for a successful physician.   His warm-hearted gentle and attentive presence alone was beneficial in the sick room.   He was kind to the poor and by all loved and respected.   He was at one time a partner of Dr. S. B. Woodworth.   He was identified with the development of the city and contributed toward its advancement.   In both houses of the state assembly he represented the county, was for a long time a member of the school board, and in 1868 represented this congressional district in the national democratic convention at New York.

 

He died November 24, 1869.   His son, LOUIS T. STURGIS, was born in this city, July 23, 1848, and was educated in the city schools, also attending the state university one year and studying in Philadelphia one year.   He clerked in a drug store in early life, and in 1872 engaged in the drug business in Huntertown, remaining there until 1879, also studying medicine.   He attended the medical department of Michigan University during 1879-80, then practiced medicine at Huntertown.   In December, 1885, he came to Fort Wayne, and has since practiced here.   He is also the proprietor of a drug store at No. 275 Hanna Street. 

 

He was married October 26, 1879 to MISS CAROLINE M. WORK, born in DeKalb county, November 21, 1848, to ROBERT and SARAH (EMERY) WORK, and they have two children:  SARAH L. and ALIDA K.    The doctor and family are members of the First Presbyterian Church, and he is a member of the K. of P., and Allen County and Indiana Medical Societies.    

 

From the Griswold-Phelps handbook and guide to Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1913-14.   Compiled by B. J. Griswold.

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STURGIS CENSUS

 

1860 Census of Wayne Twp., Allen Co., IN

 

Chas E. Sturgis

45 male

Born MD

Abt 1815

Physician

Laura Sturgis

41 female

Born OH

Abt 1819

 

Edmond L. Sturgis

18 male

Born IN

Abt 1842

Druggist

Wm. G. Sturgis

15 male

Born IN

Abt 1845

 

Alida Sturgis

14 female

Born IN

Abt 1846

 

Louis Sturgis

12 male

Born IN

Abt 1848

 

Susan Sturgis

10 female

Born IN

Abt 1850

 

Alex Sturgis

8 male

Born IN

Abt 1852

 

Saml P Sturgis

5 male

Born IN

Abt 1855

 

Louisa Sturgis

4 months female

Born IN

Abt 1859

 

Eliza Delegrange

11 female

Born Ireland

Abt 1849

House keeping

Lottie  ??

17 female

Born Ireland

Abt 1842

House keeping

Henry ??

40 male

Born Bav., GR

Abt 1820

 

 

Louis Sturgis married Tilla C. Work (Caroline), October 26, 1869, in Allen Co., IN

            Daughter of Robert and Sarah Embry Work of DeKalb Co., IN

 

1870 Census of Wayne, Allen Co., IN

 

Louis  Sturgis

22 male

Born IN

Abt 1848

Farmer

Caroline Sturgis

23 female

Born IN

Abt 1847

 

 

 

 

1880 Census of Huntertown, Allen Co., IN

 

Louis T. Sturgis

32 male

Born IN

Abt 1848

Head, married

 

Father b. MD

Mother b. IN

 

Physician

Caroline Sturgis

30 female

Born IN

Abt 1850

Wife

 

Father b. OH

Mother b. VA

 

 

Sarah L. Sturgis

9 female

Born IN

Abt 1871

Daughter

Alida Sturgis

7 female

Born IN

Abt 1873

Daughter

 

Did not find the 1900 census

Louis Sturgis is found in several city directories

1889-1991 as a druggist and physcian living at 275 Hannah St., Fort Wayne, IN

He was also the secretary of the Board of Health during those years.

1896-1897 directory has his office at 360 Calhoun St. and his residence at 132 Wallace.

 

Daughter Alida Sturgis married Edwin F. Dalman on Oct. 14, 1896

 

 

Louis Sturgis died on January 15, 1906 at the age of 57 years old. 

He was buried in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN  

 

1910 Census of Fort Wayne, Ward 4, Allen Co., IN

 

Caroline Sturgis

61 female

Born IN

Abt 1849

Head, widow

 

Father b. OH

Mother b. VA

 

 

Sarah L. Sturgis

36 female

Born IN

Abt 1874

Daughter, libr., public library

Martin H. Moyinham

60 male

 

Abt 1850

Widower

Harry S. Dayer

39 male

 

1871

Single

 

 

 

1920 Census of Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN

 

Carrie M. Sturgis

70 female

Born IN

Abt 1850

Head, widow

 

Father b. OH

Mother b. VA

 

 

Sarah L. Sturgis

40 female

Born IN

Abt 1880  ?

Daughter, libr. public library

Charles M. Rockwell

51 male

 

Abt 1869

Watchmaker, jewelry store 

 

 

 

 

1930 Census of Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN

 

Sarah Sturgis

58 female

Born IN

Abt 1871

Head, single

Caroline Sturgis

80 female

Born IN

Abt 1850

Mother, widow

 

Fathr b. IN

Mother b. VA

 

 

Mary F. Shoaff

89 female

Born IN

Abt 1841

Aunt, widow

 

Father b. IN

Mother b. VA

 

 

Alice Hall

69 female

Born IN

Abt 1861

Servant, widow

 

Father b. IN

Mother b. PA

 

 

Orpha Ingles

36 female

Born IN

Abt 1894

Lodger, servant, nurse, widow

 

Father b. OH

Mother b. IN

 

 

 

1910 Census of Fort Wayne, Ward 6, Allen Co., IN

 

Edwin F. Dalman

38 male

Born IN

Abt 1872

Head, married 13 years

 

Father b. IN

Mother b. IN

 

1st marriage

Alida S. Dalman

37 female

Born IN

Abt 1873

Wife, no children

 

1920 Census of Fort Wayne, Ward 6, Allen Co., IN

 

Edwin F. Dalman

49 male

Born IN

Abt 1871

 

Alida S. Dalman

47 female

Born IN

Abt 1873

 

 

1930 Census of Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN    438 Creighton Avenue

 

Edwin F. Dalman

58 male

Born IN

Abt 1872

Accountant, general practice

Alida S. Dalman

57 female

Born IN

Abt 1873

Wife