Lester Alvin Sterling

3 July 1896–1 August 1955 (Age 59)
Venango, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Lester Alvin

When Lester Alvin Sterling was born on 3 July 1896, in Venango, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Hugh Nelson Sterling, was 37 and his mother, Ida Margaret Mallory, was 33. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Mary Agnes McFadden. He lived in Cornplanter Township, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States for about 5 years and Cherrytree Township, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 1 August 1955, in Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas, United States.

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Lester Alvin Sterling
Mary Agnes McFadden
Laura M Sterling
Don A Sterling
Kathryn M Sterling
Norman L Sterling

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    Don A Sterling


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    Norman L Sterling


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 9

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 16

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)

  • Lester A Sterling, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lester A Sterling, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lester A Sterling in household of Nelson H Sterling, "United States Census, 1910"

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