Gela Sherman

9 May 1920–18 June 1996 (Age 76)
Turkey, Hall, Texas, United States

The Life of Gela

When Gela Sherman was born on 9 May 1920, in Turkey, Hall, Texas, United States, her father, Dr Samuel Tilden Sherman, was 42 and her mother, Emma Thomas, was 38. She married Curtis Carl Packard on 8 August 1966, in Texas, United States. She lived in Roane Township, Lafayette, Arkansas, United States in 1940. She died on 18 June 1996, in Bishop, Inyo, California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Bishop, Inyo, California, United States.

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Curtis Carl Packard
Gela Sherman
Marriage: 8 August 1966

Spouse and Children

8 August 1966
Texas, United States

Parents and Siblings






    Rhea Sherman


    Rheba Sherman


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World Events (8)

1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 2

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Age 21

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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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Sources (3)

  • Gela Sherman in household of S T Sherman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gela Sherman in household of Samuel T Sherman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gela Sherman, "Texas Marriages, 1966-2010"

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