Biography of W. W. Sherman
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Sherman, W. W., was born in North Attleborough, July 21, 1853, a son of C. E. W. Sherman, a native of Plymouth, Mass., and was the eighth descendant from Miles Standish. He came to North Attleborough in 1848, and entered the employ of Ira Richards & Co. as an apprentice. His wages were to be $40 per year and found. He learned the jeweler's trade thoroughly and went into the business for himself in 1854, continuing up to the time of his death, April 10, 1897. W. W. Sherman was educated in North Attleborough and in 1873 entered into partnership with his father in gold and silver refining for the trade, and in 1893 took an interest in the manufacturing business, purchasing what was known as the H. D. Merritt Co. In 1877 he married Harriet Kate, daughter of H. N. Sollan, and they have one son, Charles H.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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