Mem Creagh Sterling

8 May 1865–7 February 1945 (Age 79)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Mem Creagh

When Mem Creagh Sterling was born on 8 May 1865, in Alabama, United States, his father, William J Sterling, was 37 and his mother, Amanda A. Burton, was 33. He married Sulie Murray on 17 July 1889, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Waller, Texas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 1, Hays, Texas, United States in 1910. He died on 7 February 1945, in Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Pattison Cemetery, Pattison, Waller, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mem Creagh Sterling
1865–1945
Sulie Murray
1868–1932
Marriage: 17 July 1889
Zollie Luther STERLING
1890–1939
Thomas Murray Sterling
1902–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 July 1889
Texas, United States
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    William J Sterling

    Male1828–1868Male

    Amanda A. Burton

    Female1832–Female

siblings

(8)

    Thomas Sill Sterling 111

    Male1854–1915Male

    Male1854–Male

    J B Sterling

    Male1857–Male

    Thomas Sterling

    Male1858–Male

    Edwin Glover Sterling

    Male1859–1922Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1868 · Alabama Under Military Rule

Age 3

Alabama was under military rule after the end of the Civil War in May 1865 until it was readmitted to the Union in 1868.
1886

Age 21

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: variant spelling of Stirling .2 English: perhaps a variant of Starling .3 German: from Middle High German sterlinc, the name of a coin, hence probably a nickname for someone who paid that amount in rent.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • M C Sterling in household of A A Sterling, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Creagh Sterling in household of Edwin A Glover, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mem C Sterling, "United States Census, 1910"

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