Donald Talmadge Sherman

Male20 July 1919–4 July 1944

Brief Life History of Donald Talmadge

When Donald Talmadge Sherman was born on 20 July 1919, in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Arthur Sherman, was 37 and his mother, Lottie Fidelia Talmadge, was 32. He died on 4 July 1944, in March Field, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 24.

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William Arthur Sherman
Lottie Fidelia Talmadge
Dorothy Eileen Margaret Sherman
Donald Talmadge Sherman

Sources (3)

  • Donald T Sherman in household of William A Sherman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Donald T Sherman in household of William A Sherman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Donald T Sherman in household of William A Sherman, "United States Census, 1920"

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World Events (3)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.


Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 15

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

English (London): occupational name denoting someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap, from Middle English sherman, shirman, sharman ‘shearman’.

Americanized form of North German Schürmann (see Schuermann ) and of German or Jewish (Ashkenazic) Schermann .

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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