Robert Earley Sherk

MaleSeptember 1869–1944

Brief Life History of Robert Earley

When Robert Earley Sherk was born in September 1869, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob S Sherk, was 25 and his mother, Emma R Earley, was 23. He married Estella M. Albert on 8 November 1902, in Jonestown, Fishing Creek Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Palmyra, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died in 1944, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75.

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Robert Earley Sherk
Estella M. Albert
Marriage: 8 November 1902
Jacob A Shenk

Sources (5)

  • Robert Sherk, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert E. Sherk, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Robert E Shenk, "United States Census, 1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 November 1902Jonestown, Fishing Creek Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

    Age 8

    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 21

    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

    Americanized form of Swiss German Schürch: nickname for a person with a slow, shuffling gait and an overall easy going nature, from Middle High German schürgen ‘to push, to shove’ (later ‘to drive, to attack’). Compare Scherich , Sharick , Sherick , Sherrick , and Shirk .

    Americanized form of German Scherk: unexplained.

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

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