Charles Henry Sherwood

1861–
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Charles Henry

When Charles Henry Sherwood was born in 1861, in New York City, New York, United States, his father, Francis Nash Sherwood, was 27 and his mother, Maria Louise Burhans, was 29.

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Family Time Line

Francis Nash Sherwood
1834–
Maria Louise Burhans
1832–
Charles Henry Sherwood
1861–
Ida Louise Sherwood
1862–

Parents and Siblings

    Francis Nash Sherwood

    Male1834–Male

    Maria Louise Burhans

    Female1832–Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1863

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 2

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 52

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire, around which once stood the famous Sherwood Forest. The place is so called from Old English scīr ‘shire’ or scīr ‘bright’ + wudu ‘wood’.2 Americanized form of some Jewish name.

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

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