Charles Sherman's Obituary
[Obituary for Charles W. Sherman given by Ruth Priutt to Mitch Fincher
SHERMAN - Charles W. Sherman was born in Sullivan County, Indiana,
March 18, 1852, and died Jan. 5, 1911. In September, 1872, he was married
to Melinda Chastain. To this union five children were born, three of
whom are living, and with their mother, are left to mourn. Brother
Sherman accepted the truth about eighteen years ago, and has remained
a faithful and loyal supporter thereof. Words of comfort were spoken
by Elders W. D. Forde, E. F. Collier, and the writer.
[On the copy of the obituary Ruth had written the following]
This is your Great, Great Grandfather - preached all of his sermons
from this Bible. He was a seventh day adventist.
Ruth Priutt also said that Grandpa Sherman was a drunk and came to a
tent revival meeting while drunk and was saved. He later became a minister.
On Cora Sherman Chastain's Social Security Application she lists her
father as "Charles Dudley Sherman", so the middle initial of "W" in
this obituary may be wrong.
In other records Melinda is spelled Malinda.