Frederika Wright Sherman

26 June 1893–October 1986 (Age 93)
Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Frederika Wright

When Frederika Wright Sherman was born on 26 June 1893, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, her father, Nolan White Sherman, was 32 and her mother, Sarah White Ruffin, was 28. She married Howard Lytton Moore on 10 February 1917, in Shelby, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Civil District 1, Shelby, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died in October 1986, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States.

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Howard Lytton Moore
Frederika Wright Sherman
Marriage: 10 February 1917
Fredrika S Moore
Sallie Sherman Moore

Spouse and Children

10 February 1917
Shelby, Tennessee, United States


    Fredrika S Moore


    Sallie Sherman Moore


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 25

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Fredrika Moore in household of Howard Moore, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fredrika S Moore in household of Howard L Moore, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fredrica Moore in household of Nola W Sherman, "United States Census, 1920"

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