Sherman Leroy Conklin

Brief Life History of Sherman Leroy

When Sherman Leroy Conklin was born on 10 August 1888, in Clinton, Michigan, United States, his father, George Andrew Conklin, was 29 and his mother, Jennie Dundon, was 15. He married Menota Belle Cox on 12 June 1934, in Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States. He lived in Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 4 November 1948, in Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States, at the age of 60.

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Sherman Leroy Conklin
Rebecca E Currie
Harvey Conklin
Dorothy Estella Conklin or Conklen
Alton Leroy Conklin
Clair Sherman Conklin
Natlend C Conklin

Sources (11)

  • Sherman Conklin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sherman Roy Conklin, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Sherman L Conklin, "Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1903 · Ford Motor Company

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."


St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English (of French origin): Anglicized form of Conquelin, a Norman form of French Conchelin. This is a double diminutive, not found as a surname in France, of Conche, a habitational name from one of the several French places named with Latin concha ‘sea shell’, usually with reference to a shell-shaped valley. The probable source in this instance is Conches-en-Ouches in the département of Eure (Normandy), which was a centre of 16th-century glass-making. The town and its castle were named for Conques (Aveyron) and its celebrated abbey. The name Conklin is very rare in Britain.

History: The Conklins trace their origin to two glass blowers of French Protestant extraction, Ananias and John, who ran glass-making businesses in Staffordshire, Worcestershire, and Nottinghamshire in the early 1600s. They may have been sons of Franc Concklyn, who was active in Old Swinford (Worcestershire) c. 1613. John lived in Nuthall (Nottinghamshire), four miles north of Nottingham, where he and Ananias married their wives, but Ananias brought up his children in Old Swinford (until 1637). They belonged to one of several Norman families who had been given royal encouragement to bring their glass-making skills to England in the mid to-late 16th century. For another glass-making family from Eure see Bungard . In 1637 or 1638 the brothers migrated to America to set up glass-making in Salem, MA. By 1650 they had moved to Southold, Long Island, NY. Other members of the family remained in England (Worcestershire and also Gloucestershire, where the surname appears in 1696 as Conchlin), and some of them possibly migrated to Ireland to set up glass-making there.

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