Sherman McKinley Coe

10 September 1897–25 March 1985 (Age 87)
Bloomfield, Knox, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Sherman McKinley

When Sherman McKinley Coe was born on 10 September 1897, in Bloomfield, Knox, Nebraska, United States, his father, George Walter Coe, was 54 and his mother, Julia Ann Smith, was 42. He married Alice Belle Enos on 18 October 1919, in Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States for about 10 years and Spokane City, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 25 March 1985, in Lane, Oregon, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sherman McKinley Coe
Alice Belle Enos
Marriage: 18 October 1919
Audrey Alice Coe
Wilber S Coe
Loretta M Coe
Dorene H. Coe

Spouse and Children

18 October 1919
Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai, Idaho, United States



    Wilber S Coe


    Loretta M Coe


    Dorene H. Coe


Parents and Siblings

    George Walter Coe





World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1898 · Oregon Historical Society

Age 1

The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English (Essex and Suffolk): nickname from the jackdaw, Middle English co, Old English ( see Kay ). The jackdaw is noted for its sleek black color, raucous voice, and thievish nature, and any of these attributes could readily have given rise to the nickname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sherman Coe, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sheman M Coe, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sherman M Coe, "United States Census, 1920"

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