Chambers County, Texas
Follow Texas 563 through Anahuac past FM 2936 one mile. 300 feet south
of the Historical Marker noting Governor Ross Sterling's Birthplace is
a dirt road to the east. Follow it as it forks East Southeast for 400
yards. The cemetery is visible by the concrete block wall that surrounds
it on all four sides, there is no entrance.
Contributed by Mark vanHudson [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Total records = 1.
The property is on Humble Oil Company land, however if the fences
are not disturbed one can make the walk--very snakey and lots of bugs.
This is the grave of the mother of one very Prominent Governor
of Texas during the depression era. She died circa 1895. Ross Sterling
and the remainder of the family are in Glenwood Cemetery in Houston. Gov.
Sterling founded Humble Oil and Refining, was a prominent developer and
investor in Houston, and a notable philanthopist.
This is the only grave in the plot the family (remaining family
owns the Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac) understands that it was where
she wished to be buried and therefore was not removed to Houston to be
buried with the remaining family despite of Gov Sterling's wealth and
- Mark vanHudson
Sterling, Mary Jane (Bryan),</b> no dates, Mother of Gov.
Ross Sterling, "Mother M.J. Sterling
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