William was the son of Bradley Sherwood and Alathea Smith; was a carpenter by trade. He and his wife are resting in Kahoka Cemetery, Kahoka, Clark, Missouri. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8026311
Obituary: burial: 28 January 1895; Kahoka, Clark, Missouri, United States. Wm B. Sherwood, an old and respected citizen of Clark county, was stricken with apoplexy and fell dead in his barn lot, at his home three miles northwest of Kahoka, Saturday morning, January 26, at about 8:15 o’clock. Mr. Sherwood had been troubled with dizziness and rushes of blood to his head for some time, but on the morning in question ate a hearty breakfast and then went to the barn to do up some chores, while his son was harnessing the team to do some hauling. When the son came out of the barn, he found his father lying in the snow where he must have fallen only a few minutes previously, cold in the embrace of death. There was no evidence that he had struggled after falling. The funeral services were conducted at the house by Rev. Henry Crampton, Monday at 11 o’clock, and burial in Kahoka cemetery in the afternoon. A wife and 10 children - five sons and five daughters - survive him. Among the sons was Chas Sherwood of Kahoka. Deceased was aged 67 years, 1 month and 17 days. He was born in Fairfield County, State of Connecticut, but removed to Clark county, Mo. in the fall of 1859 and has resided here ever since. He was a good citizen and his demise is mourned by many.
Story from Neoma Tollman: William Bradley was called home when notified that his mother was dying. He arrived in Connecticut too late. Alathea was already dead. His half-sisters, Anna, Lorinda, and Arata were fighting over their mother's possessions. She had 4 dining room chairs and the girls were arguing over who would get the 4th chair. William Bradley got so upset that he took the 4th chair and broke it into bits. Then he told his sisters they could all have a part of it.
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