Sherman Salsbury Helton

20 February 1873–8 February 1953 (Age 79)
Hancock, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sherman Salsbury

When Sherman Salsbury Helton was born on 20 February 1873, in Hancock, Tennessee, United States, his father, Calvin A. Helton, was 22 and his mother, Minerva Emeline Reed, was 20. He married Mary Louarka Helton on 11 September 1897, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Civil District 3, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States for about 30 years. He died on 8 February 1953, in New Tazewell, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Leabow Cemetery, Lone Mountain, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States.

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Sherman Salsbury Helton
Mary Louarka Helton
Marriage: 11 September 1897
Herman Horace Helton
Manirva Emiline Helton
Luther R Helton
Lola Edith Helton
Parlan Luther Helton
Joseph S Helton
Zella Helton
Dova O. Helton
Roy Elwood Helton

Spouse and Children

11 September 1897
Grainger, Tennessee, United States




    Luther R Helton


    Lola Edith Helton


    Parlan Luther Helton


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 5

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Helton in Cumbria, named in Old English probably with helde ‘slope’ + tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’, or possibly a variant of Hilton . This is a common name in TN, KY, OH, TX, and GA.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sherman Helton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sherman Helton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sherman Helton in household of Calvin Helton, "United States Census, 1880"

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