|Birth: ||Sep. 6, 1844|
|Death: ||Oct. 24, 1930|
San Joaquin County
Theodore Stearns was born in Linnaeus, Howard Co., Missouri, the son of Lyman Stearns (1803-1879) and Rebecca Hines (1816-1875). Came to California with his parents before 1860.
On the 21 December 1875, Theodore married Anna Eliza Backer (1854-1919) in Alameda Co., California. Soon after their marriage, they moved to Portland, Oregon, where he was a dray truck operator. It was in Portland, moreover, that Theodore and Anna had four children before their divorce in 1901: Maudena Elizabeth Stearns (1885-1936), Vena Alice Stearns (1886-1982), Theodore Earnest Stearns (1888-1968), and Curtis Osa Stearns (1891-1933).
Following his divorce from Anna, Theodore returned to California, where he became a rancher and farmer. On the 27 July 1909, he married Agnes McClelland (1850-1923), the daughter of Robert John McClelland (1828-1862) and Ellen Jane Burke (1831-1905), in Oakland, Alameda Co., California. Theodore and Agnes are not known to have had any children, nor is Agnes known to have had any children from her first marriage, to a Mr. Harden, from which she was a widow.
On the 21 November 1923, Agnes died in Talmage, Mendocino Co., California. Theodore died from Bright's Disease in French Camp, San Joaquin Co., California, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland.
Lyman Stearns (1803 - 1879)
Rebecca Hines Stearns (1816 - 1875)
Anna Eliza Backer Tice (1854 - 1919)*
Maudena Elizabeth Stearns Kernan (1885 - 1936)*
Vena Alice Stearns Schrantz (1886 - 1982)*
Theodore Earnest Stearns (1888 - 1968)*
William Henry Stearns (1840 - 1868)*
Charles Anthony Stearns (1842 - 1920)*
Theodore Frelinghuysen Stearns (1844 - 1930)
Anna Augusta Stearns Carleton (1847 - 1933)*
Mountain View Cemetery
Created by: William
Record added: Oct 18, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22295614