(1851 - May 11, 1912)
Wyoming Newspaper Project
May 22, 1912
Pioneer Passes Away
This article, published in Bill Barlow's Budget, is courtesy of the Wyoming Newspaper Project.
Charles A. Sherman died at his home about four miles northwest of Manville, Saturday, May 11th at 11 p.m. at the age of 61 years. He had been suffering from heart disease for a number of years and was repeatedly advised by Dr. J.F. Christensen and other prominent physicians to seek a change of climate. Dr. Christensen upon receiving a message that Mr. Sherman had a sudden spell of sickness rushed immediately to the Sherman ranch, but life was extinct when he arrived there. By this sudden demise the state loses one of its most useful citizens, the best exponent of dry farming, and a good man for the community.
He was a man of the highest ideals, always ready to lend a helping hand and nobody was ever disappointed who came to him wanting for anything either good advice or material help.
Charles A. Sherman passed to the life Immortal at his home near Manville, Wyoming on May 11th. He was born at Chicopee, Mass., in 1851. He was one of the four children born to his parents. Of his family a brother and a sister lived into mature man and womenhood, all with honor to themselves and usefulness to the communities in which they lived. There still survive a wife, one brother, J.W. Sherman, one sister, Miss Alma Sherman and many other relatives and friends.
In Douglas he was married to Miss Lillian Crownover but no children were born to them. He resided eighteen years on his homestead where he came from Taurbault, Minn., and has devoted himself to the science of dry farming and his many useful articles have appeared from time to time in the most important newspapers of the state.
His death occurred as an effect of heart disease from which he had suffered for a number of years.
He was one of the world's useful men, his life was clean, highminded, modest, he was a faithful friend, an esteemed citizen, a good neighbor, an honest man and a loving husband.
He was school superintendent for Converse county for six years, a graduate of Dartmouth college, where he studied law and Shabury Divinity school, where he devoted himself to the study of theology and a member of good standing of the order of Woodmen of the World.
The funeral services were held at the M.E. church of Manville, conducted by Rev. J. Charles Villiers, pastor of the Episcopal church at Casper and the interment took place at the Manville cemetery, Tuesday, May 14.
A most suitable epitaph for him are the words of the great poet:
"His was life gentle,
And the elements
So mixed in him
That nature might stand up
And say to all the world
'This was a man!'"
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