Virginia Mae Sherrill

Brief Life History of Virginia Mae

When Virginia Mae Sherrill was born on 27 March 1921, in Catawba Springs Township, Lincoln, North Carolina, United States, her father, Thomas Sullivan Sherrill, was 32 and her mother, Mamie Frances Dellinger, was 24. She married Mack Roe Brotherton on 16 July 1938, in Catawba Springs Township, Lincoln, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in United States in 1949 and Paw Creek, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States in 1950. She died on 15 August 2001, in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Webb's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Denver, Lincoln, North Carolina, United States.

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Mack Roe Brotherton
Virginia Mae Sherrill
Marriage: 16 July 1938
Emma Jell Brotherton
Tommy Mack Brotherton
Barry Taylor Brotherton

Sources (28)

  • Virginia I Brotherton, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Virginia Mae Sherrill, "North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922"
  • Virginia Sherrill, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

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

1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name from one or more of several minor places in Devon named with Old English scīr ‘bright, clear’ + wella ‘spring, stream’: chiefly Sherwill in Cornwood, but medieval bearers of the surname have also been recorded at Sherwell in Plympton Saint Mary, Sherrill in Dunterton, and Sherril in Widdecombe in the Moor. Shirwell near Barnstaple did not give rise to a surname as far as is known. This surname is now very rare in Britain, where it is also spelled Sherrell and Sherwell , and is possibly the source of Shroll 2.

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

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