Charles D Sherwood

Charles D Sherwood

Birth
Connecticut, USA
Death 3 Jul 1895 (aged 61–62)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 66033000 · View Source
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Charles D. Sherwood, ex-Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, was found dead Wednesday morning floating in the lake at Chicago. Mr Sherwood came to Chicago last March to have a surgical operation performed.
Twenty years ago, Mr. Sherwood was one of the most prominent politicians in Minnesota. He was a doctor by profession, but he abandoned that calling a few years later and took up the practice of law. As a lawyer, Mr. Sherwood was one of the most successful in Minnesota. He was of commanding appearance, an eloquent talker....gressman from th Rushford district he was elected lieutenant governor of Minnesota. As president of the state senate, he was said to be the ablest parliamentarian of his tim.
Some ten or fifteen years ago, Mr. Sherwood, went to Tennessee, where a town was named for him. His widow and two children live there now. He was president of a lime quarry near Sherwood and owned large tracts in that vicinity.
When Mr. Sherwood's room was searched an old silver watch was found on the bed. He had carried the watch for more than 25 years and prized it very highly for its associations. The timepiece had been given to him by General Tom Thumb, when the later first came into public notice as a freak.
5 July 1895 Kankakee City Democrat


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  • Originally Created by: Mary Schatz
  • Added: 23 Feb 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 66033000
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles D Sherwood (1833–3 Jul 1895), Find a Grave Memorial no. 66033000, citing Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Mary Schatz (contributor 47226744) .