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Sterling Cemetery
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 [mvtex@ev1.net]. 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 ability.

- Mark vanHudson
Sterling, Mary Jane (Bryan),</b> no dates, Mother of Gov. Ross Sterling, "Mother M.J. Sterling

 

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