Florence Hyde

29 March 1891–2 December 1971 (Age 80)
Cardston, Alberta, Canada

The Life Summary of Florence

When Florence Hyde was born on 29 March 1891, in Cardston, Alberta, Canada, her father, Don Carlos Hyde, was 33 and her mother, Sarah Ann Jane Thomas, was 33. She married Wilbur Franklin Sherk on 18 November 1912. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1930 and Portland City Election Precinct 259, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 2 December 1971, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilbur Franklin Sherk
Florence Hyde
Marriage: 18 November 1912
Elva Sherk
Monte Earl Sherk
Franklin Wilbur Sherk
Mina Sherk
Max Edwin Sherk
Jack Hyde Sherk

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 5
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.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly
Age 6
The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1912 · The Girl Scouts
Age 21
Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

(1997: 11184;2007: 21690; 2010: 29094)English: habitational name from one or other of various places so called in Bedfordshire, Cheshire, Hampshire, and Middlesex. They were named with Old English hīd ‘hide (of land)’, a variable measure of land, differing from place to place and time to time, and seems to have been originally fixed as the amount necessary to support one (extended) family (Old English hīgan, hīwan ‘household’). The surname may also be topographic for someone living on (and farming) a hide of land. The Hyde family has been in Leinster, Ireland, since the early 13th century and one family has been established in the county of Cork since the 16th century. The name was Gaelicized as both Dalaithíd and de hÍde. Compare Hyder .Americanized form of Jewish Haid .

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

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Florence Hyde Sherk

When I was a young girl, My grandmother Marie would take me to Brentwood California for a visit. Aunt Florence, Grandma Marie's sister, helped Aunt Rose in many ways. One way she helped out was to b …

Sources (21)

  • Florence Hyde Sherk, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Florence Hyde in entry for Max E Sherk and Mary Ellen Taylor, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Florence Shirk in entry for Frank Wilbur Sherk, "Oregon, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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