Nolan Hershel Sherwood

Male6 January 1905–27 July 1985

Brief Life History of Nolan Hershel

When Nolan Hershel Sherwood was born on 6 January 1905, in Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States, his father, Rutherford Birchard Hayes Sherwood, was 27 and his mother, Minnie Belle Sherer, was 27. He married Irene Jessie Laster on 31 December 1929, in Jackson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in United States in 1949 and Joplin Township, Jasper, Missouri, United States in 1950. He died on 27 July 1985, in Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin Township, Jasper, Missouri, United States.

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Nolan Hershel Sherwood
Irene Jessie Laster
Marriage: 31 December 1929
Shirley Ann Sherwood
Nolan Dwight Sherwood

Sources (17)

  • Nolan A Sherwood, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Nolan H Sherwood, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Nolan Hershel Sherwood, "Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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  • Marriage
    31 December 1929Jackson, Missouri, United States
  • Children (2)

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    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 1

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.


    Age 2

    Oklahoma is the 46th state.


    Age 22

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of several places called with Old English scīr + wudu ‘bright or clear (perhaps sparsely-grown) wood’. In Yorkshire the name usually refers to Sherwood (Hall) in Eggborough (Yorkshire), but some examples could alternatively derive from Sherwood (House) in Stainforth (Yorkshire) or from the Nottinghamshire forest name in 2 below. The Devon name is from Sherwood (Green) in Yarnscombe (Devon). These are well evidenced as medieval placenames, and there may be similar but unrecorded places that could account for the medieval surname in other counties such as East Yorkshire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, and Sussex. Sherwood occurs in minor placenames in Berkshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, North Yorkshire, Sussex, and Wiltshire, but they are recorded only in modern times and in many cases will have been named from the surname or perhaps in imitation of 2 below. This name was established in Ireland in the 17th century. See also Sherrard .

    English: habitational name from Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire (‘the shire wood’).

    Americanized form of some Jewish name.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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