Born in Missouri in 1855. Octavia was the wife of T. W. Sturgis and a resident of northern California by1880. She lived in Contra Costa, Tuolumne, and Stanislaus County where she died on October 20, 1934. Exhibited: Mechanics' Institute (San Francisco), 1889.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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