Alexander Sterrett
Tharissa "Tersey" McClain
(Abt 1821-Abt 1848)
Leonard Beeker
Anna L. Stingley
Joseph C. Sterrett
Orlena Beeker
Docia M. Sterrett


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1. George Gay

Docia M. Sterrett 1 3 4

  • Born: 5 Nov 1867, Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 4
  • Marriage (1): George Gay on 26 Aug 1895 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN 1 2
  • Died: 20 Aug 1937, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA at age 69 3 4
  • Buried: 22 Aug 1937, Delphi: Masonic Cemetery, Carroll, IN, USA 3 4

   FamilySearch ID: 9NG1-XRW.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1870 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 5 The 1870 census recorded Joseph C. Starret, farmer, 29, living with wife Orlena, 22; son Clinton S., 4; daughter Doshi, 2; and daughter Corry, 1. Everyone was born in Indiana. The post office was Chauncey [note: later became part of West Lafayette].

2. Census in 1880 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 6 The 1880 census recorded Joseph Sterrett, farmer, 40, living with wife Orlena, 32; son Clinton E., 13; daughter Docia M. 12; daughter Cora A., 11; son Simmon J., 7; daughter Osa A., 5; son Oda L., 5; son Carlie, 2; and daughter Macy, 7 months. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana.

3. Newspaper: Indianapolis Journal: Marriage Licenses: George Gay and Docia M. Sterrett, 27 Aug 1895, Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 1

4. Newspaper: Logansport Pharos-Tribune: Dephi: Mrs. Docia Gay of this city entered the St. Elizabeth hospital at Lafayette Friday where she will submit to an operation., 10 Aug 1937, Logansport, Cass, IN. 7

5. Obituary: Journal and Courier: obituayr of Mrs. George Gay on 21 Aug 1937 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 3 MRS. GEORGE GAY
DELPHI, Aug. 20. (Special) -- Mrs. George Gay, 69, of this city, died at 5:30 o clock this afternoon at the St. Elizabeth hospital, Lafayette. Mrs. Gay's husband died seventeen years ago. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Flossie Smith, of Delphi; a son, George Gay, Jr., at home; two sisters: Mrs. Cora Garrett, of Brookston; and Mrs. Macy Collier, of Lafayette; and three brothers: Clinton Sterrett, of White county; Kiley, of Lafayette; and Sumner, of Tippecanoe county. Funeral services in charge of the Grimm & Sons funeral home, will be conducted from the Delphi Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Harry B. Parker, officiating. Burial will be in Pretty Prairie cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church an hour before services.

Docia married George Gay on 26 Aug 1895 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN.1 2 (George Gay was born in Jan 1857 in , Carroll, IN, died on 5 Jul 1920 in Rochester, Olmsted, MN 8 and was buried on 8 Jul 1920 in Delphi: Masonic Cemetery, Carroll, IN, USA 8.)


1 The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, IN), 27 Aug 1895, page 7.

2, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941 (Works Progress Administration, comp. Index to Marriage Records Indiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940.), Docie M. Sterrett and George Gay, m. 26 Aug 1895, Marion County, IN.

3 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 21 Aug 1937, page 2. Obituary of Mrs. George Gay.

4 Find A Grave,

5 1870 United States Census, Joseph C Starret.

6 1880 United States Census, Joseph Sterrett, Tippecanoe, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 20, sheet 166B.

7 Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) (, 10 Aug 1937, page 6.

8 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 6 Jul 1920, page 1. George Gay Dies.

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