Asa S. Sherman

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Asa S. Sherman

  • Birth 1818
  • Death 1904
  • Burial Lenox, Madison County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 49278212

Husb of Cordelia Burleigh & Harriet Sykes.

Here is the obit that appeared in "The Canastota Bee" Sat. Sept. 17, 1904 page 1, Column 3

Dropped Dead Of Heart Disease At His Home Yesterday Morning

Asa S. Sherman, for many years a prominent resident of this town, died suddenly at his home in Spencer Street, Friday morning Sept. 16th shortly after 10 o'clock. Mr. Sherman, who has been engaged in laying cement walks in the village, was at work at Daniel Morton's place, in North Peterboro street, when he complained of not feeling well. He walked up town and sat down for a time in front one of the stores. A little later he walked to his residence and shortly after arriving home, while sitting in a chair died. Death was caused by heart disease for which he has been doctoring for several months.

Mr. Sherman was born in Cazenovia, Feb.28, 1819 and was therefore in his 86th year. He removed to Durhamville when quite a young man and some years later to a farm which he managed near Scholhammer Bridge.

He was engaged in contracting and had many jobs on the Erie Canal at various times. Twenty-one years ago Mr.Sherman removed to Canastota. When the Canastota water works were put in about 20 years ago, he superintended the work. After the water works were established he was for many years superintendent. He also served the village as trustee and street commissioner. Mr. Sherman was in politics, a sincere and earnest democrat, and in 1863 he was elected by his party a member of the assembly and served one term. Mr. Sherman is survived by a widow, who was his second wife and five children, who are Mrs. George Dyer, of Redwood, Mrs. Edward Carpenter, of Oneida, Sykes Sherman, Mrs. Bert Austen and Mrs. Floyd Moore of this village. His is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Lydia Ann Rhodes, of Skaneateles. Funeral services will be held at his late home Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. J.V. Benham will officiate and burial will be made in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.



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  • Created by: Andrew L.
  • Added: 6 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49278212
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Asa S. Sherman (1818–1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49278212, citing Lenox Rural Cemetery, Lenox, Madison County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Andrew L. (contributor 46818829) .