Elmer Alphonsus Sherry

1909–1971 (Age 61)
Fernwood, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

The Life of Elmer Alphonsus

When Elmer Alphonsus Sherry was born in September 1909, in Fernwood, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada, his father, James Sherry, was 53 and his mother, Annie Alice Murphy, was 40. He married Josephine Galant in 1942. He died on 27 April 1971, in Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Alphonsus Sherry
Josephine Galant
Marriage: 1942

Spouse and Children


Parents and Siblings

    James Sherry


    Annie Alice Murphy




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World Events (3)

1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 12

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

Age 36

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.
1955 · Canso Causeway Completed

Age 46

The Canso Causeway was completed on April 13, 1955. It is a bridge across the Strait of Canso connecting Cape Breton Island. It is constructed in a S shape.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced form of McSherry , Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Searraigh‘son of Searrach’, a personal name based on searrach ‘foal’. It is sometimes ‘translated’ as Foley .2 reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Séartha‘son of Geoffrey ’ ( see McSherry ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Elmer Sherry in household of James Sherry, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • Elmer A Sherry, "BillionGraves Index"

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