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Sturtevant, Marjorie Jane, 1905
    Died August 4, 1987

Marjorie Jane Sturtevant was born December 14, 1905, in Salt Lake City, to Jesse and Elizabeth Sturtevant. She came to Albion with her parents as an infant. Her father left the family, leaving her mother to raise her two daughters alone. Elizabeth built the house on Brockway Street, which Marjorie lived in as an adult. Elizabeth also named Wilson Drive after Woodrow Wilson, whom she admired greatly.

Marjorie graduated from Albion High School in 1924 and then attended Albion College. She taught at Dalrymple School for five years after graduation.

Marjorie married an Albion College classmate, Hugh Sebastian, in 1934. Hugh traveled throughout the United States as a representative for the MacMillan Company, textbook publishers. Marjorie often accompanied him on these trips. The Sebastians were also worldwide travelers who brought many beautiful treasures from around the globe back to Albion. She continued to use her maiden name in hopes that her long-lost father would see it in a hotel registry and try to contact her.

Marjorie was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist and the Alpha Chi Sorority. She and Hugh were active in the Albion Historical Society and enjoyed working at the Gardner House Museum. Marjorie died August 4, 1987. At this writing, Hugh is still living in their Albion house.

Source: Albion Recorder, August 5, 1987

From: Albion AAUW. Some Notable Women of the Albion Area. Albion, Michigan: American Association of University Women. 1998.

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