Sherwood Jones McCord

14 March 1890–7 June 1985 (Age 95)
Rockford, Coosa, Alabama, United States

The Life of Sherwood Jones

When Sherwood Jones McCord was born on 14 March 1890, in Rockford, Coosa, Alabama, United States, his father, William Speer McCord, was 41 and his mother, Mollie Chancellor, was 29. He married Clara Estelle Tinsley on 29 January 1925. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Cold Spring, Elmore, Alabama, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 9 Cold Spring, Elmore, Alabama, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 7 June 1985, in Elmore, Alabama, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Ebenezer Bible Church Cemetery, Deatsville, Elmore, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sherwood Jones McCord
Clara Estelle Tinsley
Marriage: 29 January 1925
Sherwood Jones Mccord
Clara Hill McCord
Betty Joyce Mccord

Spouse and Children

29 January 1925


    Sherwood Jones Mccord


    Clara Hill McCord


    Betty Joyce Mccord


Parents and Siblings

    William Speer McCord


    Mollie Chancellor




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 14

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cuairt or Mac Cuarta, apparently meaning ‘son of a journey’, which Woulfe suggests may be a reduced form of Mac Muircheartaigh ( see McMurtry ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sherwood J Mc Card, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sherwood Mccord, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jones Mccard in household of William S Mccard, "United States Census, 1900"

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