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Norman Sedgwick Sterry
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Birth: Jul. 8, 1878
Emporia
Lyon County
Kansas, USA
Death: Feb. 3, 1971
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Sterry was a well-known Southern California attorney. He was admitted to the bar in 1903 in Michigan and had studied in public schools in Kansas. Sterry was a member of the Los Angeles Bar Association. Sterry was involved in a case involving Mary Miles Minter and her mother Charlotte Shelby. Early in Mary's career she had given all her earnings to her mother and once she was of age, Mary tried to get the money but her mother insisted that Mary owed her $200,000. In court, Sterry tried to prove that Mrs. Shelby systematically cheated her daughter out of her money over several years. Mrs. Shelby has been spending all Mary's money on herself and her other daughter, giving noting to Mary who was earning the money. In all, Mary had made over one million dollars and there was no indication that any more than $20,000 had been spent on Mary. In addition, Sterry also worked on a case in 1929 involving Edward L. Doheny and the Pan-American Petroleum Company. 
 
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 Parents:
  Clinton N. Sterry (1843 - 1903)
  Louise Augusta Slocum Sterry (1853 - 1935)
 
 Sibling:
  Philip C. Sterry (1875 - 1952)*
  Norman Sedgwick Sterry (1878 - 1971)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Chandler Gardens
 
Created by: TLS
Record added: Feb 03, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24351387
Norman Sedgwick Sterry
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Norman Sedgwick Sterry
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- Becky Doan
 Added: Nov. 26, 2014
A note of remembrance for Norman, on the anniversary of his passing. Somehow I am related to this man in 15 (fifteen) different ways -- all thru his mother's and my Mom's SLOCUM family heritage. May you rest in peace, cousin.
- PJ
 Added: Feb. 3, 2013
In memory of Norman Sedgwick Sterry, beloved son of Clinton Norman and Louise Augusta (Slocum) Sterry.
- Laurel Robson
 Added: Sep. 23, 2010
 
 
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