Margaret Selina Johnston (1903-1949)

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Margaret Selina Johnston Chapin Sterly
Lakeview Cemetery, Harbor Springs, Michigan
Born: 25 Jul 1903 Readmond Twp., Michigan
Died: 13 Jun 1949 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: David Henry Johnston
Mother: Mabel Buck
Siblings: Margaret Selina Johnston
Clifford D. Johnston
David Henry Johnston
Spouse: (1) Lyle Hollis Chapin
Married: 19 May 1923 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Children: Mabel Chapin
Leland Chapin
Spouse: (2) Rudolph Henry Sterly
Married: 1 Jun 1933 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Children: Joyce Sterly


Petoskey News-Review, June 1949

Mrs. Rudolph Sterly, 45

Mrs. Rudolph Sterly, 45, of Good Hart died at 9 p.m., Monday, June 13, 1949, at Little Traverse Hospital following a major operation 10 days ago.

The body will be at the Erwin Funeral Home from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday at the Parr Memorial Baptist Church in Petoskey. Rev. R.L. Matthews will officiate and burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Harbor Springs.

Mrs. Sterly, the former Margaret Selina Johnston, was born July 25, 1903 in Readmond township, the daughter of David and Mabel (Buck) Johnston, where she had lived all her life.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. George (Mabel) Kughman of Petoskey and Joyce at home; a son, Leland Chapin of long Island, N.Y.; three half brothers, Clifford and David Johnston and Archie McFarland, all of Harbor Springs; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Harmon (Clara) Wilcox and Mrs. Mabel VanCamp of Boyne Falls.


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
CHAPIN, Lyle & JOHNSTON, Margaret
Date of Marriage: 5/19/1923
Liber: 4
Folio: 47
  • Marriage: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
Groom's name: Lyle H. Chapin
Groom's age: 21 years
Groom's birth year: 1902
Groom's birthplace: Michigan
Bride's name: Margaret Johnston
Bride's age: 19 years
Bride's birth year: 1904
Bride's birthplace: Michigan
Marriage date: 19 May 1923
Marriage place: Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan
Groom's father's name: Willie Chapin
Groom's mother's name: Cora E. Learn
Father of bride's name: David John...
Mother of bride's name: Mable Buch
Film number: 2342754
Digital GS number: 4032455
Image number: 503
Reference number: v 2 rn 30
Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
STERLEY, Rudolph Henry & CHAPIN, Margaret (Johnston)
Date of Marriage: 6/1/1933
Liber: 5
Folio: 21
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
STERLY, Margaret Selina
Date of Death: 6/13/1949
Liber: 5
Folio: 398
Place of Death: Petoskey, MI
Sterly, Margaret S.
Born: 0/0/0000
Died: 0/0/0000
Burial: 6/16/1949
Cemetery: Lakeview, Harbor Springs
  • Petoskey News-Review, Monday, 19 Mar 1990, Obituary: Sterly, Rudolph H.