Biography of William I. Sherwood
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Sherwood, William I., was born in Ulysses, July 8, 1849; was educated in the public schools and Trumansburgh Academy, and for fourteen years has been in partnership with the late G. H. Stewart in the undertaking business, and is now a farmer. February 25, 1874, he married Phoebe M. Tripp of Kingston, Pa., and they had two sons: Edwin S., who died young, and Merritt T., who died aged ten years. Mr. Sherwood's father, Augustine M., was born in the town of Covert, Seneca county, August 5, 1812, and came with his parents to this county when young. February 1, 1837, he married Charlotte S. King of this town, and they had eight children: Mary H., Maria K., Minerva E., Elias K., William I., Ida M., Annie A. and Minnie A. The father died August 7, 1885, and the mother resides on the homestead. Mrs. Sherwood's father, Isaac Tripp, was born in Scranton, Pa., September 7, 1817, and February 17, 1840, married Margaret Shoemaker of Wyoming, Pa. They had six children: Mary A., Penelope E., Phoebe M., Isaac E., Margaret E. and Emma C. Mr. Sherwood's family was well represented in the late war. He was elected postmaster of the town in 1886, and has held that position since with the exception of one year. He has been assistant engineer of the Fire Department, and for the past two years chief engineer. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., being its present secretary, also of the A. O. U. W., in which he is recorder.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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