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I found the following interesting tidbit in the Palmyra Spectator of Sept. 29, 1915 (newspapers.com) when researching Hannibal and vicinity.
The 240-acre farm referred to, south of U.S. 61 in Miller Township, with three quarters of a mile highway frontage, was in the James Sterling family for three generations.
James Sterling died in 1919.
Sept. 29, 1915
Palmyra Spectator, newspapers.com
The Marion county Land and Loan Co., which suspended business a year or more ago, disposed of their last piece of real estate at public auction last Friday. It was a two story pressed brick residence on St. Mary’s Avenue in Hannibal, and was bid in by James Sterling of Miller township for $3,225.00. Mr. Sterling, it is understood, will move to Hannibal and his son will manage his farm.