Sterling Family History & Genealogy

5 photos, 14,031 biographies, and last name history of the Sterling family, shared by AncientFaces Members.
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Biographies & Family Trees

Sterling Last Name History & Origin

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Early Sterlings

These are the earliest records we have of the Sterling family.

Sterling Death Records & Life Expectancy

According to our database of 8,908 people with the last name Sterling that have a birth and death date listed:

Life Expectancy

70.1 years

Oldest Sterlings

These are the longest-lived members of the Sterling family on AncientFaces.

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Memories

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John Lemley My great grandparents, Frank and Isabelle Watson Sterling, were early pioneers to Washington Territory. They had five children: Isabelle, Ella, Lillie, Loren and Margretta (my grandmother who was born Jan 10, 1887 near Cheney, WA). In 1889 Isabelle loaded up the children and left Frank. She went to her parent's in Detroit, MI. Three years later, when grandma was only five, she was asked to testify against her father in court. She couldn't say anything against her Daddy. She still got tears in her eyes when telling the story when she was almost 100 years old. Isabelle and the children built their own life in eastern Washington, scarred by a broken home. Frank saw my grandmother a few times after she grew up and got married to my grandpa, George William Lemley in 1909 in Seattle, WA.
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