Lampson Parker Sherman, Sr

Lampson Parker Sherman, Sr

Birth
Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, USA
Death 21 Nov 1900 (aged 79)
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Burial Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Plot Block: 9 Section: Lot: 00010
Memorial ID 25461644 · View Source
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SHERMAN, L. P.-Collector of revenues for the Fifth District of Iowa. Is a native of Fairfield county, Ohio, and was born on the 13th day of October, 1821, and belongs to the Sherman family who have attained to a high civil and military fame. Being deprived of the care of a father early in life he went to Cincinnati when eight years of age and became a member of the family of Charles Hammond, Esg., by whom he was principally raised. He learned the trade of printing and followed it for many years: In 1849 he came to Des Moines and was urged to enter journalism and inducements were offered in the way of a bonus and a promised list of subscribers, which were accepted, and he commenced the publication of the Fort Des Moines Weekly Gazette. The promises were easily broken, and there was almost an utter failure in the bonus and the subscription list fell far below the promised number. He was urged to continue his enterprise, and he accepted conditionally, that he should be paid one-half the cost of his material in Cincinnati, and have a business manager and an editor. The proposition met with favor, and P. Meyers became business manager and Judge Williamson editor. The name was changed to the State Journal, and after continuing under the new management for a few months Mr. Sherman was left to shoulder the responsibility, minus the promised aid, and at the end of the year sold the material, which was used in the office of the Star. He then engaged in mercantile pursuits and afterward entered the employ of Hoyt Sherman & Co. In 1867 he was appointed to his present position, and as an official he is prompt, methodical, perfectly reliable and very efficient. He has been honored by his fellow citizens with the offices of mayor, recorder, treasurer, and member of the city council. He has been twice married. First to Miss Mary Getchell, of Ohio, in 1846. She died in 1849, leaving one son, Charles H., now connected with the United States Mint, in San Francisco. His second marriage occurred December 31, 1851, to Miss Susan R. Lawson, a native of Missouri. They have by this marriage three children: John, Minnie E., and L. P., Jr.

"The History of Polk County, Iowa" published by the Union Historical Company, Birdsall, Williams & Co. 1880.
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siblings: Charles Taylor, Mary Elizabeth, James, Amelia, Julia Ann, William Tecumseh, John, Susan Denman, Hoyt, Frances Beecher Moulton; h/o (1)Mary J. Gitchell; m. 19 Apr 1845 Cincinnati,OH; (2)Susan Rebecca Lawson
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marriage record:
Name: L. P. Sherman
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 31 Dec 1851
Marriage Place: Polk Co., Iowa
Spouse: Susan R. Lawson
FHL Film Number: 1749716
Reference ID: 2:3PRNB7T
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in same & adjacent lot:
Elmer Sherman, William T. Sherman, Stephen Sherman, Mary Sherman, Edward Sherman, Susan Lawson Sherman, Minnie E. Sherman, Lizzie B. Cunnington Sherman, Lampson P. Sherman Sr., Lampson P. Sherman Jr., John Sherman, Elizabeth C. Sprague Sherman



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  • Created by: Katie Lou
  • Added: 22 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25461644
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lampson Parker Sherman, Sr (13 Oct 1821–21 Nov 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25461644, citing Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Katie Lou (contributor 46950342) .