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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.

  
 

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John Sturdy.

John Sturdy, who passed away in 1908, was long and actively identified with general agricultural pursuits in Adair county.  He was a native of Canada but came to Iowa, was here married and devoted his attention throughout the remainder of his life to the operation of an excellent farm of one hundred acres which he owned in Prussia township, this county.  His undertakings as an agriculturist were attended with a gratifying measure of success and he was widely recognized as one of the substantial and respected citizens of the community.  Following his demise his widow disposed of the farm and has since made her home in an attractive residence which she owns in the city of Greenfield.  She also holds title to another property, which she rents.

In 1895 Mr. Sturdy was united in marriage to Mess Celia Tompkins, a native of Boone county, Illinois, and a daughter of Henry and Sarah E. (Bavier) Tompkins, both of whom were born in New York.  They removed to Illinois in an early day and subsequently came to Iowa, settling on a farm in Adair county on which they spent the remainder of their lives.  They became the parents of six children, three of whom survive.  To Mr. and Mrs. Sturdy was born a daughter, Clara, who is still at home with her widowed mother.  John Sturdy died in 1908 and was laid to rest in the Greenfield cemetery, the community thus losing one of its well known and esteemed citizens.  Mrs. Sturdy is a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal church and has gained a host of warm friends during the long period of her residence in Adair county.

 

 

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