Sherman Elery Hanley

10 December 1892–June 1980 (Age 87)
Beech Creek Township, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Sherman Elery

When Sherman Elery Hanley was born on 10 December 1892, in Beech Creek Township, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John T. Hanley, was 31 and his mother, Anna Margaret Bowes, was 31. He married Mary Agnes Coulder on 11 July 1919, in Mill Hall, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Beech Creek, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States for about 25 years and Liberty Township, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died in June 1980, at the age of 87.

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Sherman Elery Hanley
Mary Agnes Coulder
Marriage: 11 July 1919

Spouse and Children

11 July 1919
Mill Hall, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John T. Hanley


    Anna Margaret Bowes




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 13

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

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

1 Irish: shortened form of O’Hanley, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁinle ‘descendant of Áinle’, a personal name meaning ‘champion’. This is the name of a ruling family in Connacht; it is now common in southern Ireland.2 English: habitational name from any of various places, such as Handley in Cheshire, Derbyshire. Northamptonshire, and Dorset and Hanley in Staffordshire and Worcestershire, all from Old English hēan, the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of hēah ‘high’+ lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, or from Handley Farm in Clayhanger, Devon, which is named from Old English hān ‘(boundary) stone’ + lēah.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sherman E Hanley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sherman E Hanley in household of John P Hanley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sherman E Hanely in household of John F Hanely, "United States Census, 1900"

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