Maude Abbie Gage Sterling
Maude Abbie Gage moved from Illinois to a farm in Kansas. When her parents moved to a farm near Anahuac, Texas, Maude Abbie Gage met and married Ross Sterling, a very successful businessman.
- 1910 - Ross Sterling acquired two oil wells, which he developed into an oil and refining company. He purchased two newspapers and established Houston's first radio and broadcasting station. Governor Moody appointed him chairman of the Highway Commission.
- 1931 - Ross Sterling was elected Governor of Texas.
- Maude Abbie Gage Sterling was a member of the Houston YWCA Board and of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Maude Abbie Gage Sterling's gown was presented to the collection by the Alexander Love Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Houston, Texas. The gown is made of black satin brocade with an overblouse of black chiffon which features a cowl drape at the neckline.