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Maj Hoyt Sherman
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Birth: Nov. 1, 1827
Lancaster
Fairfield County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 1904
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

First Postmaster of Des Moines as well as Mayor of Des Moines. He was the brother of Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman. His Victorian home in the Sherman Hills section of Des Moines was used as Des Moines' first art gallery. It is now the home of the Des Moines Women's Club. (bio by: Gary Thelen) 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Robert Sherman (1788 - 1829)
  Mary Hoyt Sherman (1787 - 1852)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Elvira Moulton Sherman (1837 - 1887)*
 
 Children:
  Frank Allen Sherman (1857 - 1902)*
  Adeline Sherman Wiborg (1859 - 1917)*
  Charles M Sherman (1866 - 1911)*
  Arthur Hoyt Sherman (1869 - 1945)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Taylor Sherman (1811 - 1879)*
  Mary Elizabeth Sherman Reese (1812 - 1900)*
  James Sherman (1813 - 1864)*
  Amelia Sherman McComb (1816 - 1862)*
  Julia Ann Sherman Willock (1818 - 1842)*
  William Tecumseh Sherman (1820 - 1891)*
  Lampson Parker Sherman (1821 - 1900)*
  John Sherman (1823 - 1900)*
  Susan Denman Sherman Bartley (1825 - 1876)*
  Hoyt Sherman (1827 - 1904)
  Frances Beecher Sherman Moulton (1829 - 1889)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: 1st Postmaster, one of the organizing members of Equitable Life Insurance Company of Iowa, Builder of Hoyt Sheman Place, Brother of William T. Sherman (Civil War General)
 
Burial:
Woodland Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Block: 9 Section: Lot: 00008
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Gary Thelen
Record added: Jan 03, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7051737
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- K_boodle
 Added: Aug. 29, 2015
When the American Civil War began Mr. Sherman was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln paymaster in the Union army with the rank of "Major", holding the position for three years
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