Florence Sterling

15 November 1891–17 December 1964 (Age 73)
Gloucester, Virginia, United States

The Life of Florence

When Florence Sterling was born on 15 November 1891, in Gloucester, Virginia, United States, her father, Captain Noah Franklin Sterling Sr, was 21 and her mother, Missouri Coates, was 18. She married Boyd Cheatham Clements on 11 October 1911, in Gloucester, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1891 and Ware District, Gloucester, Virginia, United States for about 20 years. She died on 17 December 1964, at the age of 73.

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Boyd Cheatham Clements
Florence Sterling
Marriage: 11 October 1911
John Carrol Clements
Boyd Sterling Clements
Robert Stanley Clements

Spouse and Children

11 October 1911
Gloucester, Virginia, United States



    Boyd Sterling Clements


    Robert Stanley Clements


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World Events (8)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 3

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Florence S Celements in household of Boyd C Celements, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Florence S Clements in household of Boyd Clements, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florence Clements in household of Boyd C Clements, "United States Census, 1920"

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