Sherman Eli Flowers

18 June 1897–28 November 1953 (Age 56)
West Unity, Brady Township, Williams, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Sherman Eli

When Sherman Eli Flowers was born on 18 June 1897, in West Unity, Brady Township, Williams, Ohio, United States, his father, Samuel Jezeriah Flowers Jr., was 26 and his mother, Mary Ellen Bowers, was 25. He married Zulpha Mae Burd on 28 March 1925, in Hillsdale Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States. He lived in Wright Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States for about 20 years and Ransom, Ransom Township, Hillsdale, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 28 November 1953, at the age of 56.

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Sherman Eli Flowers
Zulpha Mae Burd
Marriage: 28 March 1925

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 1
After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1903 · Ford Motor Company
Age 6
"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1912 · The Girl Scouts
Age 15
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

English: patronymic from Flower 1.

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

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Sources (13)

  • Sherman E Flowers, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Sherman Flower, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sherman E Flowers, "United States Census, 1930"

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