John Sterling Passes


John Sterling was born in Louisville, Ky., in April of 1853. He came to Tiskilwa with his family about 30 years ago, where they lived for several years. His wife died twenty-three years ago. He was the father of eleven children: six of whom are still living. He died at the home of his daughter, Mary, in Ottawa, Illinois on Sunday, May 17, 1931, aged 78 years. Funeral services were held at the home of his son, James in Tiskilwa, Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. E. McOmber of the Methodist church officiating. Burial was in Mt. Bloom cemetery beside three of his family who had preceded him in death.

(unknown newspaper, Feb. ??, 1923, submitted by Beverly Marine)




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