1869 - Born in Sag Harbor, Long Island New York on the 1st of December.
1890 - Sterling eventually followed him to the Bay Area.
1909 - Inspiration for character Russ Brissenden in Jack London's novel "Martin Eden".
1926 - Died on the 17th of November, Sterling committed suicide by swallowing cyanide at his residence at the San Francisco Bohemian Club.
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