Sherwood Berton Anderson

13 September 1876–8 March 1941 (Age 64)
Camden, Lorain, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Sherwood Berton

When Sherwood Berton Anderson was born on 13 September 1876, in Camden, Lorain, Ohio, United States, his father, Irwin McLain Anderson, was 31 and his mother, Emma Jane Smith, was 23. He married Cornelia Lane on 16 May 1904, in Lucas, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Marion, Smyth, Virginia, United States in 1930. He died on 8 March 1941, in Colón, Panama, at the age of 64, and was buried in Round Hill Cemetery, Marion, Smyth, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sherwood Berton Anderson
Cornelia Lane
Marriage: 16 May 1904
John S Anderson
Robert Saul Anderson
Marion Anderson
Marion Anderson Spear

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 May 1904Lucas, Ohio, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 5
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1885 · The World's First Skyscraper
    Age 9
    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 20
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew , + son ‘son’. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint's relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain Saint Regulus. In North America, this surname has absorbed many cognate or like-sounding surnames in other languages, notably Scandinavian (see 3 and 4 below), but also Ukrainian Andreychenko etc.German: patronymic from the personal name Anders , hence a cognate of 1 above.Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Andersson , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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    Sources (46)

    • Sherwood Anderson in entry for Robt Lane Anderson, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
    • Sherwood Anderson, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Sherwood Anderson in entry for John S Anderson, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

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