John Cecil Sherill

23 October 1899–27 August 1983 (Age 83)
Catawba, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of John Cecil

When John Cecil Sherill was born on 23 October 1899, in Catawba, North Carolina, United States, his father, Maxwell Feaster Sherrill, was 38 and his mother, Flora Lydia D Sherrill, was 30. He married Cleo Hough Croxton on 1 January 1924, in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Atlantic Beach, Carteret, North Carolina, United States in 1983. He died on 27 August 1983, in Morehead City, Carteret, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Gethsemane Memorial Park, Morehead City, Carteret, North Carolina, United States.

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John Cecil Sherill
Cleo Hough Croxton
Marriage: 1 January 1924
Betty Jean Sherrill
John Cecil "J.C." Sherrill Jr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1924Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 1
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
    1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched
    Age 17
    South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.
    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 24
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    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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    Sources (21)

    • John C Sherrill, "United States Census, 1930"
    • John Cecil Sherrill in entry for Marshall Thomas Ware and Betty Jean Sherrill Threatt, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
    • John Cecil Sherrill, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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