Dorothy Nan Sherman

Brief Life History of Dorothy Nan

When Dorothy Nan Sherman was born on 29 February 1920, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, her father, Jacob Herbert Sherman, was 45 and her mother, Vivian Geraldine McCafferty, was 21. She married James Marion Deaton in 1940, in Yuma, Yuma, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in La Habra, Orange, California, United States in 1930. She died on 13 June 2011, in Coarsegold, Madera, California, United States, at the age of 91.

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James Marion Deaton
Dorothy Nan Sherman
Marriage: 1940
Paula Marion Deaton

Sources (7)

  • Dorothy N Sherman in household of Herbert J Sherman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sherman, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Obituary of George A. Sherman 1925-2003

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

1944 · The G.I Bill

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English (London): occupational name denoting someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap, from Middle English sherman, shirman, sharman ‘shearman’.

Americanized form of North German Schürmann (see Schuermann ) and of German or Jewish (Ashkenazic) Schermann .

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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