Sherman Edgar Cothern

4 January 1896–11 June 1964 (Age 68)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Sherman Edgar

When Sherman Edgar Cothern was born on 4 January 1896, in Ohio, United States, his father, Charles E. Cothern, was 21 and his mother, Martha A Beyler, was 20. He married Edna May Lucas on 4 January 1928, in Jefferson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Newark, Wirt, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Rock Township, Jefferson, Missouri, United States for about 5 years. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 11 June 1964, in St. Francois Township, St. Francois, Missouri, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Richardson Cemetery, Arnold Township, Jefferson, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sherman Edgar Cothern
Edna May Lucas
Marriage: 4 January 1928
Rose Marie Cothern
Raymon Cothern
Daniel F Cothern

Spouse and Children

4 January 1928
Jefferson, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Charles E. Cothern


    Martha A Beyler





    Roy Allen Cothern


    Guy Edgar Cothern Sr.


    Delphie E. Cothern


    Mildred Rose Cothern


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 8

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 20

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

Probably a variant of English Cawthorne .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sherman Cawthon in household of Martha Cawthon, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sherman E Cothern in household of Charles Cothern, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sherman Cothern in household of Charles Cothern, "United States Census, 1910"

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