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Thomas Sterne
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Birth: Feb., 1818
Bedford
Bedford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 1906
Victoria
Victoria County
Texas, USA

Born in Bedford, Pennsylvania in February, 1818, Thomas Sterne began practicing the printer's trade when he was only 12 years old. He drifted south as a journeyman printer on the Lewisville City Gazette, and worked in Arkansas for a time before starting the first newspaper in Van Buren, the Arkansas Intelligencer. He and John D. Logan would later publish the Western Frontier Whig before the two men decided to move to Victoria and establish the Texan Advocate, later known as the Texian Advocate, the newspaper we know today as the Victoria Advocate. The two men had purchased a new Washington hand press and brought it by water and ox cart to Victoria. They arrived in time to publish their first edition on May 8, 1846, the day that General Zachary Taylor won the first battle of the Mexican War on the Rio Grande at Palo Alto. Sterne sold his interest in the newspaper in 1853 and retired to his ranch on Spring Creek. He died Nov. 29, 1906, at the age of 89.

Born in Bedford, Pennsylvania in February, 1818, Thomas Sterne began practicing the printer's trade when he was only 12 years old. He drifted south as a journeyman printer on the Lewisville City Gazette, and worked in Arkansas for a time before starting the first newspaper in Van Buren, the Arkansas Intelligencer. He and John D. Logan would later publish the Western Frontier Whig before the two men decided to move to Victoria and establish the Texan Advocate, later known as the Texian Advocate, the newspaper we know today as the Victoria Advocate. The two men had purchased a new Washington hand press and brought it by water and ox cart to Victoria. They arrived in time to publish their first edition on May 8, 1846, the day that General Zachary Taylor won the first battle of the Mexican War on the Rio Grande at Palo Alto. Sterne sold his interest in the newspaper in 1853 and retired to his ranch on Spring Creek. He died Nov. 29, 1906, at the age of 89.

Born in Bedford, Pennsylvania in February, 1818, Thomas Sterne began practicing the printer's trade when he was only 12 years old. He drifted south as a journeyman printer on the Lewisville City Gazette, and worked in Arkansas for a time before starting the first newspaper in Van Buren, the Arkansas Intelligencer. He and John D. Logan would later publish the Western Frontier Whig before the two men decided to move to Victoria and establish the Texan Advocate, later known as the Texian Advocate, the newspaper we know today as the Victoria Advocate. The two men had purchased a new Washington hand press and brought it by water and ox cart to Victoria. They arrived in time to publish their first edition on May 8, 1846, the day that General Zachary Taylor won the first battle of the Mexican War on the Rio Grande at Palo Alto. Sterne sold his interest in the newspaper in 1853 and retired to his ranch on Spring Creek. He died Nov. 29, 1906, at the age of 89.

Born in Bedford, Pennsylvania in February, 1818, Thomas Sterne began practicing the printer's trade when he was only 12 years old. He drifted south as a journeyman printer on the Lewisville City Gazette, and worked in Arkansas for a time before starting the first newspaper in Van Buren, the Arkansas Intelligencer. He and John D. Logan would later publish the Western Frontier Whig before the two men decided to move to Victoria and establish the Texan Advocate, later known as the Texian Advocate, the newspaper we know today as the Victoria Advocate. The two men had purchased a new Washington hand press and brought it by water and ox cart to Victoria. They arrived in time to publish their first edition on May 8, 1846, the day that General Zachary Taylor won the first battle of the Mexican War on the Rio Grande at Palo Alto. Sterne sold his interest in the newspaper in 1853 and retired to his ranch on Spring Creek. He died Nov. 29, 1906, at the age of 89.

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 Spouses:
  Mary Elizabeth Jones Sterne (1831 - 1853)*
  Araminta Malvina Cunningham Sterne (1834 - 1914)*
 
 Children:
  Minnie Sterne Sibley (1850 - 1919)*
  Thomas Jones Sterne (1854 - 1914)*
  Wilson Cunningham Sterne (1864 - 1908)*
  Saidee Sterne Heath (1871 - 1966)*
  George Ford Sterne (1872 - 1889)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Victoria
Victoria County
Texas, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 24, 2006
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- BeNotForgot
 Added: Jun. 18, 2013
Great-great-grandfather Thomas Sterne. May God rest him in peace.
- Sean Lotz
 Added: Aug. 3, 2010

- Mary Ann Weshinskey
 Added: Apr. 28, 2007
 
 
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