William Edwin Sherman

31 July 1870–1933 (Age 62)
Clarion Township, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Edwin

When William Edwin Sherman was born on 31 July 1870, in Clarion Township, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John T Sherman, was 31 and his mother, Eliza Jane Shelly, was 22. He married Miriam Elsie Shaffer on 26 July 1893. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Strattanville, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Clarion, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. He died in 1933, at the age of 63.

Photos & Memories (4)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Edwin Sherman
1870–1933
Miriam Elsie Shaffer
1876–1926
Marriage: 26 July 1893
Charles Monroe Sherman
1893–1894
Edna Sherman
1902–1910
Erla Hazel Sherman
1895–1974
Hazel Sherman
1896–
Margaret Marie Sherman
1901–1942
Helen N. Sherman
1905–1942
Edward A. Sherman
1912–2008
Arthur Sherman
1914–2000

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 July 1893
, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John T Sherman

    Male1839–1912Male

    Female1847–1927Female

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 7

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 20

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a sheepshearer or someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excess nap, from Middle English shereman ‘shearer’.2 Americanized spelling of German Schuermann .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tailor, from Yiddish sher ‘scissors’ + man ‘man’.

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Two parts to the story of this photo!

About 1970, I was in Pennsylvania with a camera on a vertical tripod to be able to photograph other photographs, and be able to do it at the homes of relatives. I am Marsha Gold Allen, living in Temp …

Sources (3)

  • Edward W Sherman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • W E Sherman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Sherman in household of John Sherman, "United States Census, 1880"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.