William Sterling Peters

William Sterling Peters

Male Abt 1873 - 1929  (~ 56 years)

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  • Name William Sterling Peters 
    Born Abt 1873 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jan 1929  Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 30 Jan 1929  Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I26138  Robert Jackson
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2013 

    Father Hamilton Halliburton Peters,   b. 3 Aug 1845, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1886, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Clementine Dixon,   d. 9 Jun 1895, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 13 Feb 1872  Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F9709  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marion Louise Smith,   b. Abt 1875, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1950, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 26 Feb 1899  Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Carol Peters,   b. Abt 1900,   d. Jun 1923  (Age ~ 23 years)
     2. Louise Sterling Peters,   b. Abt 1903,   d. 25 Apr 1922, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years)
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F9712  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Research contributed by Dr. Anthony Troha:
      The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Wednesday, April 26, 1899, Page 9, Column 2:

      “MARRIED.
      PETERS-SMITH-On Wednesday, April 26, 1899, at the residence of her uncle, Tunis G. Bergen, 101 Willow st, Brooklyn, MARION LOUISE SMITH, daughter of William C. Smith of Brooklyn, to W. STERLING PETERS.”
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      Next, William Sterling Peters passed away, with three death notices mentioning his parents names [albeit with one misspelling of “Halliberton”]:

      The New York Times, Tuesday, January 29, 1929, Page 29, Column 6:

      “PETERS-On Monday, Jan. 28, at his residence, 255 Henry st., Brooklyn, N. Y., William Sterling Peters, beloved husband of Marion Louise Peters and son of the late Hamilton Hallieberton Jackson and Clementine Dixon Peters. Funeral private. It is requested that no flowers be sent.”


      The New York Sun, Tuesday, January 29, 1929, Page 27, Column 1:

      “PETERS-On Monday, January 28, at his residence, 255 Henry st., Brooklyn, N. Y., William Sterling Peters, beloved husband of Marian Louise Peters and son of the late Hamilton Halliberton Jackson and Clementine Dixon Peters. Funeral private. It is requested that no flowers be sent.”


      The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Wednesday, January 30, 1929, Page 22, Column 2:

      “PETERS-On Monday, Jan. 28, at his residence, 255 Henry st., Brooklyn, WILLIAM STERLING PETERS, beloved husband of Marion Louise Peters and son of the late Hamilton Halliberton Jackson and Clementine Dixon Peters. Funeral private. It is requested that no flowers be sent.”


      Dr. Tropha also found an obituary for him, which reiterates his Jackson lineage and gives his daughter’s names:

      The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Wednesday, January 30, 1929, Page 22, Column 6:

      “W. S. PETERS DIES

      William Sterling Peters of 255 Henry st. died at his home on Monday [i.e. Monday, January 28, 1929], after a protracted illness. He was a member of a well-known Brooklyn family, being a nephew of the late Mrs. J. S. Hollinshead, who was long active in philanthropic work. He was educated in the Brooklyn Latin School and Yale Law School, and was the father of the late Carol and Louise Sterling. He was a member of the Hamilton and Piping Rock clubs and had a summer home at East Hampton, L. I. Through his father, Hamilton Halliberton Jackson Peters, Mr. Peters was a descendant of the Jackson family which at one time owned a large tract of land where the Navy Yard is located. The Admiral's residence was at one time the Jackson home. Funeral services will be held today, with interment in Greenwood [sic: Green-Wood] Cemetery. Mr. Peters is survived by his widow, who is a niece of Mrs. Tunis G. Bergen.”

      After his passing, two newspaper articles outlined the details of his estate:

      The Brooklyn Standard Union, Tuesday, December 17, 1929, Page 2, Column 6:

      “W. S. PETERS' ESTATE
      WORTH $713,489.23

      RIVERHEAD, Dec. 17.-The gross value of the estate of William Sterling Peters, a former summer resident of East Hampton who died on Jan. 28, 1920, was appraised for State transfer tax purposes at $728,678.21 and the amount of transfer tax levied by a decree filed in the Suffolk County Surrogate's court here is $28,089.57.
      The net estate, all of which goes to the widow, Marion L. Peters, of 255 Henry street, Brooklyn, is valued at $718,489.23.”

      and, from a Sayville, Suffolk County, New York newspaper:

      The Suffolk County News, Friday, December 20, 1929, Page 7, Column 6:

      “William Sterling Peters, who died in East Hampton on January 28th, left a net estate of $713,489.23, all off which goes to Marion L. Peters, widow, of 255 Henry street, Brooklyn. A tax of $28,089.57 was imposed. Mr. Peters was for many years a broker in Wall Street.”


      Over the next two decades, Marion Louise Smith Peters’ name appears in the newspapers in connection with various philanthropic concerns, until she passed away:

  • Sources 
    1. [S1312] Cemetery: Green-Wood, New York City, New York, (http://www.green-wood.com), Lot 2174, Section 19.

    2. [S1709] Research contributed by Dr. Anthony Troha.



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