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Charlotte Phoebe (Ferris) Sherwood (1841 - 1900)

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Charlotte Phoebe Sherwood formerly Ferris aka Sherwood
Born in New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USAmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married about 29 Mar 1857 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois, USAmap
Profile last modified 24 Apr 2019 | Created 10 Mar 2019
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Charlotte was born about 1833. She passed away about 1895. [1]

Charlotte was born about 1841. She passed away about 1900. [2]

obituary information From Find A Grave: Memorial #66033032 [2]

Mrs. Charlotte Phebe Sherwood died this noon at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. May E. Milk, at the age of 59 yaars. She had been ill for two weeks with Bright's disease.

Charlotte P. Ferris was born in New Milford, Conn. May 22, 1841. In 1857 she married Charles D. Sherwood and shortly afterward removed to Minnesota while it was still a territory. Mr. Sherwood was a leading republican and was speaker of the house and lieutenant governor for several terms. In 1878, the family removed to Franklin County, Tenn. where Mr. Sherwood founded the town that now bears his name.

After Mr. Sherwood's death in 1895, Mrs. Sherwood came to Kankakee and made her home with Mrs. Milk.

Deceased was long a member of the Presbyterian church and was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Kankakee.

The surviving children are Mrs. May E. Milk, Jay E. Sherwood, Flora Sherwood and Benjamin W. Sherwood, all of Kankakee. Deceased also leaves a brother, C. H. Ferris of Sherwood, Tenn.

24 May 1900 Kankakee Daily Gazette


  1. Unsourced family tree handed down to Ron Hagedorn.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 20 April 2019), memorial page for Charlotte Phoebe Ferris Sherwood (22 May 1841–24 May 1900), Find A Grave: Memorial #66033032, citing Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Mary Schatz (contributor 47226744) .

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