Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Sternbergs in:
 • Mount Allen Cemetery
 • Hays
 • Ellis County
 • Kansas
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
George Fryer Sternberg
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: Aug. 26, 1883
Lawrence
Douglas County
Kansas, USA
Death: Oct. 23, 1969
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA

George F. Sternberg was a paleontologist who worked mostly in Kansas but also as far away as Canada and Argentina. He collected and prepared many important fossils from Kansas, the most famous of which is the "fish within a fish" specimen of an extinct giant fish called Xiphactinus audax. He was the curator of the natural history museum at Fort Hays State University from 1928 to his retirement in 1962. The Sternberg Museum of Natural History in Hays, Kansas is named for him.

George Fryer Sternberg was born August 26, 1883, in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, to Charles Hazelius and Anna Margaret (Reynolds) Sternberg. He was named, in part, after his uncle, General George Miller Sternberg, a military doctor who became the Surgeon General of the Army during the Spanish American War.

George first married Mabel Smith on December 31, 1907. They had three children, Charles W. (Oct. 18, 1908- June 26, 1994), Margery Anna (Nov. 25, 1909 - Nov. 21, 1911) and Ethyl May (1913-2004). The Sternbergs were divorced in 1926 and George married a widow, Anna Gertrude Ziegler, on October 11, 1930.

Sternberg died October 23, 1969, in a care home in Hays, Kansas. Social Security information, however, has recorded that his death occurred in New Hanover, North Carolina, where his son, Charles W. Sternberg, and daughter-in-law were living. He is buried in Hays, Kansas.

Grandparents:
Rev. Levi Sternberg:
Find A Grave Memorial# 76038244
Anna M. Sternberg
Find A Grave Memorial# 76038330

Uncles (Civil War Veterans):
General George M. Sternberg
Find A Grave Memorial# 6882
Major Theodore Sternberg
Find A Grave Memorial# 59332024
John Frederick Sternberg
Find A Grave Memorial# 58443071 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Anna Musgrove Reynolds Sternberg (1853 - 1938)
 
 Spouse:
  Anna Gertrude Ziegler Sternberg (1889 - 1965)
 
 Children:
  Charles William Sternberg (1908 - 1994)*
  Margery Anna Sternberg (1909 - 1911)*
 
 Sibling:
  George Fryer Sternberg (1883 - 1969)
  Maude Sternberg (1890 - 1911)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Allen Cemetery
Hays
Ellis County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Block 5, Lot 58
 
Maintained by: Mike Everhart
Originally Created by: milejo77
Record added: May 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27198950
George Fryer Sternberg
Added by: Mike Everhart
 
George Fryer Sternberg
Added by: Mike Everhart
 
George Fryer Sternberg
Added by: Mike Everhart
 
 
There are 3 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- GeekyGraveGirl
 Added: May. 15, 2014
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service