Byron W. Sherman

 
 The Good Cemeterian, 2018

The Good Cemeterian, 2018

 The Good Cemeterian, 2018

The Good Cemeterian, 2018

Byron Walter Sherman was born on May 16th 1833 to Henry Sherman & Eunice Richmond Sherman…

☆ interesting events that occurred in the United States during Mr. Sherman's birth year of 1833 included...

▪ On March 4th, 1833 Andrew Jackson is sworn in for his second term as President of the United States...

▪ On May 11th, 1833 French-American farmhand Antoine le Blanc murders family of 3... Le Blanc came to New York to seek his fortune after being disowned by his family in France. He spoke little to no English and committed the crime only a few weeks after he arrived in the United States...A few weeks after his arrival to the U.S. le Blanc was living in the small dank basement of the Morristown, New Jersey farmhouse of Judge Samuel Sayre's family, in exchange for chopping wood and feeding hogs... le Blanc was unpaid and after two weeks of taking orders and hard work, he became angry and murdered the farmer by stabbing him in the back with an ax, his wife Sarah, who he killed with a club, and their servant Phoebe, who may have been a slave. He then ransacked the house for valuables...

After the crime was discovered, le Blanc was tracked down, captured and tried...The local judge ordered him hanged and dissected...

Le Blanc was hanged for his crime before more than 10,000 witnesses on September 6th, 1833... After his death, le Blanc was taken to a medical lab and experimented on with electrical currents. Later, his skin was "dissected" to be made into wallets, purses, lampshades, and book jackets. His face was made into a plaster mask. The death mask of Antoine le Blanc and some other products eventually passed to Carl Scherzer, a collector of 19th-century artifacts...

▪ On June 6th, 1833 Andrew Jackson becomes the first U.S. President to ride aboard a railroad train...

▪ On August 12th, 1833 the city of Chicago is established at the estuary of the Chicago River by 350 settlers...

▪ On August 20th, 1833 future President of the United States Benjamin Harrison is born in Ohio... From this date until the death of former U.S. President James Madison on June 28, 1836, there are a total of 18 living Presidents of the United States (2 former, 1 current, and 15 future); more than any other time period in United States history...

Byron married his wife Catherine Sherman in Michigan on May 22nd 1856... The couple had 8 children... Eventually, the family moved from Michigan and settled in Tampa, Florida...

Byron W. Sherman passed away on March 15th 1905...

☆ Byron W. Sherman ☆

☆ beloved husband & father ☆

     ...Before & After...

 

published by: Jen armbruster
The Good Cemeterian Historical Preservation Project, 2018


 
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