|Birth: ||Sep. 16, 1888|
|Death: ||Mar. 16, 1940|
West Virginia, USA
Elias was the son of Edward SHERWOOD and Fanny BROOKES from Lancashire, England. He had many alias': Francis William Burns and Joe W. Bryne. He died in Ohio Valley hospital in Wheeling, W.V. of carsinoma of the stomach. He was the father of James Sherwood, Lawrence William Burns (WILLIAM FRANCIS BURNS), Harriett Sherwood Crosby, Robert Sherwood, Elsworth Sherwood and the stepfather to Thelma Connors from Ada's previous marriage and Irella Irene Creps, Sherwood.
He married Emma Halladay from Scotland 1 Aug 1910 in Cleveland, Ohio and had a son, James. They lived in East Liverpool until Emma died in 1920, he gave his son to his brother to raise.
Elias used the alias William Burns to marry Ada Vessels, all of their children were born under Burns when she found out his birth name was Sherwood she changed their last name to Sherwood only William would not take the Sherwood name.
He married Ada and they had about 10 children with but many didn't survive infancy as a result only William, Harriet and Elsworth grew to adulthood never knowing their older brother. Elsworth took on his infant brother's name and birthday to join the Navy. Elias was always gone trying to find work and did a stint in prison for stealing meat. He left the family and moved to West Virginia there is no proof he divorced Ada. The children were put in the Ohio Children's Home about 1927 or 1928.
When he died Ada received his death certificate.
Plot: Section 11, Lot 88, grave 4
Created by: Patti Thoming
Record added: Aug 06, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11487261