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date: 18 February 2020

Sterling, Ross Shawlocked

(11 February 1875–25 March 1949)
  • Edward L. Lach, Jr.


Sterling, Ross Shaw (11 February 1875–25 March 1949), oilman and politician, was born near Anahuac, Chambers County, Texas, the son of Benjamin Franklin Sterling, a storekeeper and farmer, and Mary Jane Bryan. He attended local public schools until 1887, dropping out after his mother’s death. Sterling then worked with his father, becoming store manager by his seventeenth birthday. In 1896 he struck out on his own, freighting produce across Galveston Bay to the city of Galveston. He married schoolteacher Maud Abbie Gage in October 1898; the couple had five children....

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