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.

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William Edwin Sherman
Miriam Elsie Shaffer
Marriage: 26 July 1893
Charles Monroe Sherman
Edna Sherman
Erla Hazel Sherman
Hazel Sherman
Margaret Marie Sherman
Helen N. Sherman
Edward A. Sherman
Arthur Sherman

Spouse and Children

26 July 1893
, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    John T Sherman





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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.

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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"

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