Elmer Ellsworth SHERFICK, Senior

Male 1865 - 1922  (56 years)


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  • Name Elmer Ellsworth SHERFICK, Senior 
    Suffix Senior 
    Born 31 Jul 1865  Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Feb 1922  Custer County, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Masonic Cemetery, Trinidiad, Las Animas County, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • I also found his middle name as Edison. I will continue to look. His son, Herb, lists his father's name as Ellsworth.

      In 1885 living in McCune, Crawford, Kansas during Kansas Census wtih parents & sister.

      1900 Living in Colorado with family and father and father-in-law.

      Living in 1910 in Los Animos, Colorado with wife and 3 children (Herbert, Bernice, and Elmer Jr).

      Living in 1920 in Colfax Co., New Mexico, Dawson Twn. with wife and 3 children. Colfax was a short-lived communal farming community ? now a ghost town ? in Custer County, Colorado, United States. It was named after Vice President Schuyler Colfax.

      Found his names as a member of the Freemasons, Colorado Knights Templars. A second copy mentioned his death date in 1922 in Colorado.

      President of National Association of Power Engineers, Colorado #4 Group, in 1901 (from the book The Naional Engineer).

      Obiturary
      Dawson, Colfax County, New Mexico Newspaper:
      Mr. Elmer E Sherfick, died at the local hospital early Friday morning. While the people of Dawson had known for several days that Mr. Sherfick was in a critical condition, news of his death came as a shock to the members of his family and his many friends. During the past year there had been periods when Mr. Sherfick had not enjoyed the best of health, but it was not until about three weeks ago that he was confined to his bed. Plans were immediately made for securing special treatment at a Denver hospital, but the seriousness of his condition would not permit his removal. A few days ago he was removed from his home to the local hospital, where everything in the power of attending physicians and consulting specialists was done for him, but to no avail.

      Mr. Sherfick wa one of the best known men in
      Dawson, and his passing has cast a gloom over our midst such as can only be cast with the realization that death has claimed one of our most beloved and highly respected citizens. For many years Mr. Sherfick labored in the activities of the community of which he was a part. In the performance of his duties as a tradesman in the shops and mines, he was ever industrious and conscientious; in organizations with which he was connected having for their object the development of a sprit of brotherhood among men, he was a loyal and faithful member. Funeral services were held from the home in Dawson at 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon, after which the body was taken to Trinidad for burial. The services at Trinidad were in charge of the Trinidad Masonic lodge of which he was a member. Mr. Sherfick was also a member of the Knights of Pythias and Moose lodges. The Dawson News joins those who were privileged to have known him, in expressing sincere sympathy to the members of the family in their bereavement.


    Person ID I285  My Family Tree | Sherfick Side
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2009 

    Father Jacob Z. SHERFICK,   b. 3 Jun 1823, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Permelia Ann "Millie" WOODFORD,   b. Abt 1838, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1853  Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F93  Group Sheet

    Family Annie VAUGHN,   b. 18 Jan 1876, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1954, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1895  Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Herbert C. "Herb" SHERFICK,   b. 5 Jan 1896, Como, Park County, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1973, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +2. Mary Berneice "Bernice" SHERFICK,   b. 12 Feb 1898, Hastings, Las Animas County, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1924, Dawson, Colfax County, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    +3. Elmer Elsworth SHERFICK, Junior,   b. 24 Feb 1902, Hastings, Las Animas County, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1963, Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     4. George SHERFICK,   b. Bef 1913,   d. Bef 1966  (Age ~ 53 years)
     5. Arthur SHERFICK,   b. Bef 1914,   d. Bef 1966  (Age ~ 52 years)
     6. Raymond SHERFICK,   b. Bef 1915,   d. Bef 1966  (Age ~ 51 years)
     7. Ruth Vaughn SHERFICK,   b. Abt 1916, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Lura Ann SHERFICK,   b. Abt 1917, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2008 
    Family ID F116  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Jul 1865 - Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Feb 1895 - Colorado, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Feb 1922 - Custer County, Colorado, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Masonic Cemetery, Trinidiad, Las Animas County, Colorado, USA Link to Google Earth
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