Louis Saul Sterling

Male 1879 - 1958  (79 years)


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  • Name Louis Saul Sterling 
    Born 16 May 1879  Kovno Lithuania - Russian Empire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Jun 1958  St Mary's Hospital Paddington London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 4 Jun 1958  Willsden Jewish Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1178  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 

    Father Moses Sterling,   b. 1856,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Mother Julia,   b. 1856,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Family ID F443  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Cissy Kantorwicz,   b. 17 Mar 1877, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1963, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 17 Sep 1919  London Central Synagogue Portland Street Marylebone London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F442  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Biography: http://soundofthehound.com/absent-friends/sterling-louis-1879-1958/ .Originally published Gramaphone Magazine July 1958

      Donation of Library (c.4000 volumes) to Senate House Library London University from 1954. Awarded Hon D.Litt.

      Here follows article in Times Literary Supplement of 4 February 1939 describing Sterling's library

      http://senatehouselibrary.ac.uk/our-collections/special-collections/printed-special-collections/tls-1939/

      Business Career : http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Louis_Saul_Sterling

      DNB Article. Erroneously records born in New York on 31 May 1879. Evidence sourced by IKM points to "Lithuania Russian Empire" on 16 May 1879.

      Birth name not established. Anecdote quotes Sterling as saying that when he arrived in the UK he adopted the name of the epitome of the British Empire, the currency. Another anecdote was that on being Knighted by George VI, in answer to a question by the King, he replied that his first night in England was spent as "a guest of your father Sir", That is in a police cell, having celebrated his arrival rather too well. Anecdotes relayed to IKM by his Aunt, Dorothy Munro, who was married briefly to his step-son, George Kent.

      Furthermore the DNB article gives maiden name of his wife Cissy as Stevens, whereas IKM records it as Kantorwicz, born in Germany. She was the widow of Julian Wilford Kandt, who died 19 June 1919. She married Sterling on 17 Sept 1919.

      Probate Valuation of Estate 20 January 1959 was ?667,250.



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