Henry C. Sturges was the son of Jonathan Sturges [1802-1874], a New York businessman, and his wife, Mary Cady Sturges. The elder Sturges was best known for his business ventures in the firm of Reed & Lee, coffee merchants (later Reed, Hemstead Sturges), and his involvment in the development of the Illinois Central Railroad. Henry Cady Sturges was married to Sarah Adams MacWhorter.
The New York Times. 18 February 1922: 13 [obituary]