Sturkie Family History
John Ira Sturkie and Family
John Ira Sturkie
Mary Eliza Cooke Sturkie
Children: L to R front- Lissie, Lloyd Olen ,
Back William Dudley (Not shown:
John Ira Sturkie, second son of Benjamin J. Sturkie, came by wagon with his parents and older brother Lloyd Olen to Texas in the 1860's. He worked as a ranch hand and cowboy in West Texas where he met and eloped with Mary Eliza Cook.