Dr Hilla Sheriff

Female29 May 1903–10 September 1988

Brief Life History of Hilla

When Dr Hilla Sheriff was born on 29 May 1903, in Easley, Pickens, South Carolina, United States, her father, John Washington Sheriff, was 34 and her mother, Mary Lenora Smith, was 33. She lived in Pickens, Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1910 and Orangeburg, Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 10 September 1988, in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States.

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Sources (7)

  • Hilla Sherrif in household of John W Sherrif, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hilla S Zerbst, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Dr Hilla Sheriff in entry for John M and Mr John Or Mike Myron Sheriff, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

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

1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 13

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.


Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name or nickname from Middle English shirreve, sher(r)eve, sheref(fe) ‘sheriff, officer of the Crown’ (Old English scīrgerēfa, from scīr ‘shire, county’ + (ge)rēfa ‘reeve’), literally the reeve (i.e. steward) of a shire. Compare Reeve .

Muslim (mainly Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Liberia): variant of Sharif . In Sierra Leone and Liberia this name is found mainly among the Mandinka people. Compare Sirleaf .

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

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