Elsie Helen Sherrill

Female30 August 1896–15 March 1967

Brief Life History of Elsie Helen

When Elsie Helen Sherrill was born on 30 August 1896, in Caldwell, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Thomas Sherrill, was 29 and her mother, Nancy Ann Elizabeth Moore, was 25. She married Clarence Linden Clinton on 20 February 1916, in Hickory, Catawba, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Catawba, York, South Carolina, United States in 1920 and Hickory, Catawba, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. She died on 15 March 1967, in Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clarence Linden Clinton
1896–1963
Elsie Helen Sherrill
1896–1967
Marriage: 20 February 1916
Helen Bruce Clinton
1917–1986
Rachel Sue Clinton
1919–1920
Clarence Linton Clinton Jr
1921–1953

Sources (20)

  • Elsie I Clinton in household of Clarence L Clinton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elsie Sherrill, "North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979"
  • Find A Grave

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 February 1916Hickory, Catawba, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)

    1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

    Age 1

    In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 2

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 20

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    English (Devon): habitational name from one or more of several minor places in Devon named with Old English scīr ‘bright, clear’ + wella ‘spring, stream’: chiefly Sherwill in Cornwood, but medieval bearers of the surname have also been recorded at Sherwell in Plympton Saint Mary, Sherrill in Dunterton, and Sherril in Widdecombe in the Moor. Shirwell near Barnstaple did not give rise to a surname as far as is known. This surname is now very rare in Britain, where it is also spelled Sherrell and Sherwell , and is possibly the source of Shroll 2.

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

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