James Milton Sherman

28 November 1856–14 September 1934 (Age 77)
Houghton, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada

The Life of James Milton

When James Milton Sherman was born on 28 November 1856, in Houghton, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada, his father, Joseph Henry Sherman, was 29 and his mother, Matilda Jane Fick, was 25. He married Martha Medora Smith on 24 December 1879, in Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Greenbush, Alcona, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Shelby, Macomb, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 14 September 1934, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Milton Sherman
1856–1934
Martha Medora Smith
1861–1928
Marriage: 24 December 1879
Milton Kellum Sherman
1880–1953
Angelell L Sherman
1883–
Alma Charlotte Sherman
1882–1951
Arthur Lewellyn Sherman
1883–1951
Henry Clayton Sherman Sr.
1885–1929
Mary Elizabeth Sherman
1887–
Joseph Bernard Sherman
1887–1887
Frank Wesley Sherman
1888–
Ira Hamilton Sherman
1889–1889
William Austin Sherman
1893–1893
Lawrence Edmond Sherman
1894–1897
Earl Romain Sherman
1895–1897
Clarence Clifton Sherman
1897–1956
Matilda Sepperal Sherman
1899–1979
Matilda Rathbun
1899–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 December 1879
Ontario, Canada
children

(15)

+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Henry Sherman

    Male1827–1906Male

    Matilda Jane Fick

    Female1831–1895Female

siblings

(7)

    William Lewis Sherman

    Male1851–1908Male

    Joseph Henry Sherman

    Male1854–1854Male

    Male1856–1934Male

    Sarah Elizabeth Sherman

    Female1859–1941Female

    Mary Jane Sherman

    Female1861–1928Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · The Railroad Refrigerator Car

Age 12

During the mid-19th century, attempts were made to ship perishable products by rail. The Western Railroad of Massachusetts was the first to experiment with the concept, but it was only functional in cold weather. In 1868, William Davis, of Detroit, patented a refrigerator car that used a frozen mixture of ice and salt to keep everything cold for shipment. It could be used in all weather and in all seasons. He sold the design to George H. Hammond, a Detroit meat packer, who built a set of cars to transport his products to Boston using ice from the Great Lakes for cooling.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 25

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a sheepshearer or someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excess nap, from Middle English shereman ‘shearer’.2 Americanized spelling of German Schuermann .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tailor, from Yiddish sher ‘scissors’ + man ‘man’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James M Sherman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James M Sherman in household of Milton K Sherman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James M Sherman in household of Milton K Sherman, "United States Census, 1930"

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