Harold Morrow Sherman

Harold Morrow Sherman

Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, USA
Death 19 Aug 1987 (aged 89)
Mountain View, Stone County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, USA
Plot Plat 2 Lot 85
Memorial ID 8370745 · View Source
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Author. He will be remembered for authoring the self-help books, a Broadway playwright for “Hocus Pocus” and in early 1940s as the Hollywood screenwriter for “The Adventures of Mark Twain.” He was widely known early in life as an author of children's books and contributor of Boys Life magazine; then he entered science fiction where he achieved recognition with his short stories, in 1946 “The Green Man” and in 1947 “The Green Man Returns.” He published nearly 50 books. Early in his life, he attended Michigan University for one semester before entering World War I. Returning from war, he sought employment at the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan, married Martha Bain on August 26, 1920, and became a newspaper reporter before relocating to New York City to start publishing boys sport books. He was the founder of the ESP Research Associates Foundation, which was based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Some of his bestselling titles included in 1935 “Your Key to Happiness, in 1949 “You Live After Death, and in 1942 “Thoughts Through Space”, which was co-authored with Arctic explorer Sir Hubert Wilkins. “The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry” reviewed “Thoughts Through Space” casting doubt on Wilkins and Sherman's telepathic experiences. He had hosted radio programs in New York City and Chicago billed as “The Man Who Help Others Helps Themselves.” He made two television appearances, “The Mike Douglas Show” and “The Amazing Kreskin.” His close personal friends included actress Gloria Swanson and astronaut Edgar Mitchell. In the 1930's Sherman and his wife became heavily involved in the Urantia religious movement, founded in Chicago by psychiatrist William Sadler, but later denounced this as a hoax and was “blackballed” by the Urantia Foundation. By the 1970's he was hosting his “Mind, Body, and Spirit Workshops” throughout the world with keynote speakers including such psychic personages as Ingo Swann and Jeanne Dixon. Leaving the Hollywood, California life-style in the 1950s, he “left behind big-city living” to live on an estate near Mountain View, Arkansas in a cabin, which he and his wife called “Ark Haven.” He became active in politics on all levels and help funded projects for his local community. Immediately following his death, his wife donated all of his papers to the University of Central Arkansas where they are archived as “The Harold Sherman Papers.” His last book was “The Dead Are Alive” in 1981.

Bio by: V. Rev. G. M. O. Gideon, V.G.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harold Morrow Sherman (13 Jul 1898–19 Aug 1987), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8370745, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .