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Frank Knight Sturgis
Birth: Sep. 13, 1847
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 15, 1932
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Noted Financier, President of the New York Stock Exchange, and Sportsman. Son of William Sturgis, merchant of New York, Boston and London, and Elizabeth Knight Hinckley Sturgis of Yarmouth, Massachusetts. Educated in public schools in New York; later joining the banking firm of Scott, Strong & Company. In 1869, at the age of twenty-two, he became a partner in that firm and was admitted to membership in the N.Y. Stock Exchange, serving on the governing commitee and later becoming its vice president, and president. In 1914 Frank Sturgis was honored with a resolution from its members praising his record of service and expressing their gratitude for his part in expanding the Exchange and upgrading its standards. He retired from active business at the age of seventy-two. Active in many fields of sport he was an accomplished coachman and a member of the Coaching Club, becoming its president in 1916. Well known as a breeder of horses; president of Madison Square Garden, and of the National Horse Show Associations. He was elected president of The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. A member of the Union, Knickerbocker, and New York Yacht Clubs; a founder and president of the Metropolitan Club of New York. He kept his yacht, 'Palmer', at Newport, Rhode Island were he was president of the Newport Casino, a director of the Redwood Library, and president of the Newport Historical Society. Mr. Sturgis was a gentleman of the old school, meticulous in dress and a leader of fashion; the Beau Brummel of his day. (bio by: Robert Bruce) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Sturgis (1806 - 1895)
  Elizabeth Knight Hinckley Sturgis (1809 - 1849)
 
 Spouse:
  Florence Lydig Sturgis (____ - 1922)*
 
 Siblings:
  Annie Sturgis Freeman (1834 - 1882)**
  William Sturgis (1843 - 1936)*
  Thomas Sturgis (1846 - 1914)*
  Frank Knight Sturgis (1847 - 1932)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Island Cemetery
Newport
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 05, 2004
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Frank Knight Sturgis
Added by: Robert Bruce
 
Frank Knight Sturgis
Added by: Robert Bruce
 
Frank Knight Sturgis
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Remembering Frank K. Sturgis on this Anniversary of his passing ~ a view of the Sturgis Monument at Island Cemetery, in Newport.
- Robert Bruce
 Added: Jun. 15, 2015

- Bernard Johnson
 Added: Oct. 19, 2014
Remembering Frank K. Sturgis on this Anniversary of his birth. A view of Bellevue Avenue in Newport where Mr. Sturgis took pleasure in driving his Coach-and-Four !
- Robert Bruce
 Added: Sep. 13, 2014
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