Delia Sherman

1846–1924 (Age 77)
Eagle, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Delia

When Delia Sherman was born on 18 April 1846, in Eagle, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States, her father, William Sherman, was 36 and her mother, Lousia Parsons, was 32. She married Dwight Sidney Allen on 4 September 1867, in Eagle, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Linn, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States for about 30 years. She died on 17 January 1924, in Lake Geneva, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Lake Geneva, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Delia Sherman
Dwight Sidney Allen
Marriage: 4 September 1867
George Sherman Allen
Esther Victoria Allen
John Raymond Allen
Elsie Caroline Allen
James Garfield Allen
Josephine Allen
Ray Allen
Ruth Alice Allen
Mary Louisa Allen
Dwight Sidney Allen Jr.

Spouse & Children

4 September 1867
Eagle, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States


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Parents & Siblings

  • William Sherman


  • Lousia Parsons




  • George Sherman


  • Charles S Sherman


  • Capt William Blucher Sherman


  • Prof Lewis M. Sherman


  • Mary L. Sherman


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 8

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 21

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Delia Allen in household of Dwight Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Adelia Sherman in household of Wm Sherman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Delia Sherman in household of Wm Sherman, "United States Census, 1860"

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