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SHERMAN, Gayle Edith

SHERMAN, Gayle Edith

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  • Name SHERMAN, Gayle Edith 
    Born 31 May 1908  Hancock, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
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    Buried May 1995 
    Died 13 May 1995  Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I3180  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2021 

    Father SHERMAN, Laurence Elmer ,   b. 26 Nov 1876, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1948, Ferris, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother CAIN, Hulda Gertrude ,   b. 5 Feb 1880, Hamilton, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1966, Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 6 Apr 1895  Fort Green, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1808  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family NEFF, Glen Thornber ,   b. 4 Oct 1904, Powellton, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1995, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1926  Keokuk, Lee, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. NEFF, Arlene Lois ,   b. 29 Oct 1926, Ferris, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 2001, Pekin, Tazewell, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
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    Last Modified 24 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F1810  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Illa Bennett Sherman and Galyle Neff Nov 1943.jpg
    Estel Gayle Glen Arlene Wanda Neff Nov 1943.jpg
    Gayle and Glen Neff Jan 1971.jpg

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH: Places of residence: Hancock Co, Ill Church Affil: RLDS I was born in Hancock County, May 31, 1908, to Elmer and Hulda Cane Sherman. I have one sister Inez Bolton, and two sisters dead, Lottie May who died July 1949 and Ella Gertrude who died in infancy. My father died July 1949. My mother lives in the home in Ferris. I lived on a farm until I was 12 years old then moved to Feffis where I finished grade school. and went three years to hight school then took my last year of high school at Nauvoo Ill. and graduated there in May 1925. I was married Feb. 17, 1926 to Glen Thornber Neff, also of Hancock County who had met and gone with all thru high school. As a child I always loved the outdoors, would much rather help Dad with outsidechores than to work in the house. I always knew of every bird nest near our place when the eggs were laid, hatched, etc, as I consider myself on expert at tree climbing. I ust to dig fish worms and place in a box near our kitchen window and I enjoyed robbins nest and watch her feed her young ones, also we had a huge cotton wood tree near our kitchen window and I enjoyed watching the squirrels play in this tree, also dig up their nuts they had burried in the fall and carry them to their large nest in the tree. Several times I had pet young owls also turtles which we caught in a big creek. We would put the turtles always managed to escape as did the young rabbits I would catch every spring and keep till they were neuisance. Dad always seemed responsible for this. I also loved to ride horses. Love of animals brought me a terrible experience once as the dog and I were taking the cows to pasture I saw a pretty black and white animal go over the creek bank on investigating I got the answer as what kind of animal right in the eyes and nose and face. My clothes had to be burried and the Doctor considered as to what to do for my eyes. The Dtr. said he had never had a case like that before. My first six years of school were in a country school near Ferris Ill. called "West Union". We girls usually drove a horse and buggy as we had to miles to go, however when Dad was using the horses in the spring planting crops we would walk usually down the railroad track which was closer. I was always aftaid of the train engines and gave them all the room possible if one passed while we were on the railroad. My mother bought we a bicycle when I was twelve years old theis was meymosy precious possession. I practically lived on it. We used to tie our cow out to graze thru the day time. I always rode my bicycle to get the cow and lead the cow behind it home to water at noon. I always rode it to mil her and carry on the bucket of milk home on it. I used to make my nephews rides on it when they were small and I held them in my arms. After I was married we moved to a farm about 3 miles from Ferris we lived there 4 years then our children was born there. (Arleen Lois and Estel Glen). It was also here my cousin Woodrow Sherman came to live with us in July, 1928. He was full of vim and life and afforded us much pleasure and happiness although it took a lot of sterness at times to keep him in hand. I remember how Glen used to take him down and stick his nose with cucleburrs to make him be good. also how Glen kept him from pulling me off the haystack by the feet a few weeks before Estel was born. (I also remember when he had rolled mo off the couch on the foor at about the same time.) Glen was to late that time to stop him. In the spring of 1930 we moved to the place we live now., after living here 22 years we just bought the place. We bought the 88 acres containing the building soplan to spend the rest of my life here. $500.00 per acre. Wanda Gayle was born here in May 1932. While living on this place we have worked hard farmed heavy part of 540 acres. My sisters 3 boys and 1 girl spent a great deal of time in our home during the summer months. We also had a fresh air child and sometimes two in our home several years, and along with a hired man. I usually cooked for 6 to 10 people most of the time. We have three fine grandchildren now and hope to have more they are our pride and joy. We are very lucky to have 2 fine son-in-law's and one fine daughter-in-law which we love very much. My main recreation are fishing and play Canasta. I am very lucky to have my only sister live so close. We fish together as our husbands aren't too fond of that. I always had a quick temper (quick to gather and quick to disperse). At forty my hair is grey. Both of these charasterics are from my Salisbury ancestores. I have been to both the east coast and the west coast and have traveled quite a bit on short vaccation trips. Main ambition now is to see our grandchildren get a good start in life and be happy. Our greatest enjoyment is when they are all home for a big gathering. I have never joined a church but my favorite one is the Latter Day Saint Church. This is the one that my parents and sisters belong to. Most loved pet in my life was a black cocker Spaniel dog named "Sparky". He as part of our family and died in Jan 1950. - Gayle Neff.