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
Sulie Murray
Marriage: 17 July 1889
Zollie Luther STERLING
Thomas Murray Sterling

Spouse and Children

17 July 1889
Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William J Sterling


    Amanda A. Burton




    Thomas Sill Sterling 111



    J B Sterling


    Thomas Sterling


    Edwin Glover Sterling


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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.

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.

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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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