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 George Fryer Sternberg

George Fryer Sternberg

Birth
Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA
Death 23 Oct 1969 (aged 86)
New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Hays, Ellis County, Kansas, USA
Plot Block 5, Lot 58
Memorial ID 27198950 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Mike Everhart
  • Originally Created by: milejo77
  • Added: 30 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27198950
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Fryer Sternberg (26 Aug 1883–23 Oct 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27198950, citing Mount Allen Cemetery, Hays, Ellis County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Mike Everhart (contributor 47336481) .