Adah L. Sterling

16 July 1847–5 July 1912 (Age 65)
Brooklyn, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Adah L.

When Adah L. Sterling was born on 16 July 1847, in Brooklyn, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Silas P or Thomas Sterling, was 30 and her mother, Clarissa Titus, was 23. She married Thomas Maurice Maynard on 19 March 1865. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She lived in Harford Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Harford, Harford Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. She died on 5 July 1912, in Kingsley, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Kingsley, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Maurice Maynard
Adah L. Sterling
Marriage: 19 March 1865
Charles Maurice Maynard
Gilbert Warren Maynard Sr
Arthur Sterling Maynard
Orvey Fay Maynard
Walter Capwell Maynard

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    Thomas Maurice Maynard



19 March 1865


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World Events (8)


Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 16

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Age 18

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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)

  • Ada Maynard in household of Thos Maynard, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ava F Sterling in household of S P Sterling, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Addie Maynard in household of Thomas Maynard, "United States Census, 1880"

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