John William Sherwin

10 September 1883–17 September 1979 (Age 96)
Solon Township, Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life of John William

When John William Sherwin was born on 10 September 1883, in Solon Township, Kent, Michigan, United States, his father, Charles Westley Sherwin, was 33 and his mother, Ursala E Rounds, was 26. He married Lola Adell Phelps on 27 August 1904, in Courtland Township, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Home Township, Montcalm, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 17 September 1979, in Edmore, Montcalm, Michigan, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Vestaburg, Montcalm, Michigan, United States.

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John William Sherwin
Lola Adell Phelps
Marriage: 27 August 1904
Orlen Merrill Sherwin
Clara Olive Sherwin
Alton E Sherwin
Addie Sherwin
Roland Elmon Sherwin
Vera Lucille Sherwin
Harold E Sherwin

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27 August 1904
Courtland Township, Kent, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 4

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 25

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a swift runner, from Middle English schere(n) ‘to shear’ + wind ‘wind’.

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

Sources (3)

  • John Sherwin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John W Sherwin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Sherwin, "United States Census, 1920"

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