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Benjamin Blufford Sturgeon

B.B. Sturgeon
Full Name: Benjamin Blufford Sturgeon
Birth date: September 22, 1866
Death date: January 21, 1931

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 32nd (2) & 31st (1) (3) Legislatures
    1/12/1909 - 1/14/1913
    Democrat
(1) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture) 1910.
(2) 32nd Legislature - Roll Call of holdover Senators, 1/10/1911, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(3) 31st Legislature - Roll Call of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 42nd Legislature, R.S., Simple Resolution 20, 1/23/1931, p. 70. Death date 1/22/1931. Resolutions - Memorial .

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Portrait and biographical sketch, B.B. Sturgeon, Volume III, pp. 1084-1085. Born September 1860 in Warren County, Kentucky; married Miss Sudie E. Jaggers 12/23/1888 in Independence, Kansas. A History of Texas and Texans 1914.
  • Census of 1900 - Ben Sturgeon, Precinct 1, Lamar County, age 40, born September 1859 in Kentucky, lawyer, wife Sadie, sons Grady and John (?).
    Census of 1910 - Buford B. Sturgeon, Paris Ward 4, Lamar County, age 49, born circa 1861 in Kentucky, lawyer, wife Sadie E., sons Gradie, John F., and Aron A.
    Census of 1920 - Benjamine B. Sturgeon, Paris, Lamar County, age 58, born circa 1862 in Kentucky, lawyer, wife Sada E., sons John F. and Aron.
    Census of 1930 - Benjamin B. Sturgeon, Paris, Lamar County, age 67, born circa 1863 in Kentucky, lawyer, wife Sadia E., son Aaron A. FamilySearch . 1930 1910
  • 1900 1920
  • B.B. Sturgeon, birth date 9/22/1866 in Kentucky, death date 1/21/1931 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas, attorney. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • B.B. Sturgeon (1863-1931), interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Lamar County, with spouse Sudie L. Sturgeon. Find a Grave .
  • Benjamin Blufford Sturgeon, died 1/21/1931 in Lamar County, Paris, Texas, married Sudie E. Jaggers, served as Lamar County Attorney and District Attorney, then in the legislature, where "he also was the author of the Texas antihorse race gambling bill." "Family Tree - Sturgeon," 12/5/1999, p. 2D. Paris News .
  • Obituary, "B.B. Sturgeon, Well Known Attorney, Dead," The Daily News-Telegram (Sulphur Springs, Texas), 1/22/1931, p. 6, crediting Hopkins County Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
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