Sherman Wesley Agan

1890–1977 (Age 87)
Hardinsburg, Washington, Indiana, United States

The Life of Sherman Wesley

When Sherman Wesley Agan was born on 4 January 1890, in Hardinsburg, Washington, Indiana, United States, his father, Joseph Levi Agan, was 33 and his mother, Rachel Ellen Spence, was 23. He lived in Posey Township, Washington, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 8 October 1977, in Pleasantville, Marion, Iowa, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Knoxville, Marion, Iowa, United States.

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Joseph Levi Agan
Rachel Ellen Spence
Mattie Agan
John Agan
Frank Agan
Robert "Rob" Thomas Agan
Sherman Wesley Agan
Charles Wilson Agan
Henry Clayton Agan
Mary Emily Agan
Arthur Floyd Agan
Blanche Irene Agan

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1856–1930Male

  • Rachel Ellen Spence




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 16

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 23

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: probably a variant of Egan .2 Americanized form of Swiss German Eggen .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Sherman Agom in household of Joseph Agom, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sherman Agan in household of Joseph Agan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sherman Agan in household of Joseph Agan, "United States Census, 1920"

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