Sterling Thomas (St. Jacques) was my first cousin. I didn't meet him until he was nineteen when he came to live with my family for three months. My father and his mother were siblings. My father's name was Sterling also, as was his father who was Sterling's grandfather.
Sterling was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in September,1949. He is listed in the family records as being born Sterling Colter. Not sure if his mother legally changed his name to Sterling Thomas after she married for the second time.
His mother's maiden name was Lavon Hobbs.
Sterling was Raymond St. Jacques' young lover. They were not related and Sterling was not adopted by him.
The last time I spoke to Sterling was in 1979. My sister spoke to him in 1984 and he told her that he was dreadfully ill.
He had a difficult childhood, and he yearned for fame and fortune. I'm happy that he was able to live the glamorous life for over a decade.