Charles Marcus SHERFICK

Male 1869 - 1956  (86 years)


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  • Name Charles Marcus SHERFICK 
    Born 4 Dec 1869  Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Jul 1956  Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Spring Hill Cemetery, Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1900 census shows Charles and Alice living in Halbert Twn, Martin Co., Indiana with first 3 children.

      1910 census lists Charles M. Sherfick as living in Halbert Twn, Martin Co., Indiana.

      1920 shows Charles M. Sherfick living in Halbert Twn., Martin Co., Indiana with wife and 6 of his children.

      1930 census lists him as a clerk (Martin County Office). Charles M. Sherfick was listed as Clerk of Martin County, Dec. 1926 and Dec 12, 1930. 1930 census shows Charles and Ora living with children in Center Twn, Shoals, Martin Co., Indiana.

      Was killed instantly by a west-bound Baltimore & Ohio Train No. 3 at Main Street crossing in Shoals. Mary Mae Sherfick, expectant wife of James Edward Sherfick, was an eye witness as she was waiting in her car on the south side of the tracks for the train to pass.

      Obituary:
      Charles Sherfick Aged Resident Killed By Train

      Charles M. Sherfick, age 86 years, a retired farmer, was killed instantly about 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, when he was struck by the west-bound Baltimore& Ohio Train No. 3 at the Main Street crossing, in Shoals. He suffered a fractured skull, crushed chest, fracture of both legs and both arms and multiple other bruises and injuries.

      Mrs. Eddie Sherfick was an unwilling eye witness of the tragedy. She was waiting in her car on the south side of the tracks for the train to pass and gave the flollowing account of the accident:
      "Mr. Sherfick was going north on the sidewalk to the east of Main Street. When I first saw him, he was between the switch tracks and the main tracks. He walked directly in front of the train with his head down. I don't think he even saw or heard the train. The engineer blew and blew the whistle, but if Mr. Sherfick heard it, he gave no sign. I turned off the motor of my car and got out and called to James Beard, who was coming down the street, that the train had hit a man. At that time I did not know who it was who had been killed."

      The impact threw the body across the street, a distance of about twenty-five feet, and into a late model Chevrolet car, which was parked on the west side of Main Street, facing south. The frame of he car was thrown out of line and the car was splattered with blood. It was owned by Thomas E. Harder.

      According to witnesses north of the crossing, Mr. Sherfick was almost across the track when hit and only a few more steps would have carried him to safety. Harry Mendell of Seymour was the engineer and N. R. Borden, of Washington, was the conductor of the train.

      Mr. Sherfick was born in Martin County on December 4, 1869 the son of John L. and Catherine (Ruff) Sherfick. He married Alice Drake, who has preceded him in death.

      He was a member of the Christian Church.

      He was elected on the Democrat ticket as Clerk of the Martin Circuit Court in 1926 and was re-elected for a second term in 1930.

      Mr. Sherfick is survived by six sons and two daughters. They are John Sherfick, of Tunnelton, Indiana Frank and Kenneth Sherfick, of Shoals, Ind., Alvis Sherfick, of Fowler, Ind., Charles Sherfick, of Crown Point, Ind., Jack Sherfick, of Springfield, Ohio, Mrs. Susie Mundy, of Seymour, and Mrs. Maude Sorrells, of Shoals. There are thirty-three grandchildren and forty-three great grandchildren.

      He was the last member of his family.

      Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jun 12, at the Christian Church, with Bro. M. M. Wright in charge of the rites. Burial was made in Spring Hill Cemetery, with the Queen Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

      Music was provided by Mrs. John Crim, Mrs. Charles Harding, and Miss Phyllis Terry, with Mrs. Audrene Crim, Jr., as accompanist.

      Pallbearers were grandsons of the deceased. They wore Herbert Sherfick, Wilfred Mundy, Charles Enos Mundy, Sidney Sorrells, Dale Sorrells, and Charles F. Sorrells.
    Person ID I298  My Family Tree | Sherfick Side
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2010 

    Father John Miller SHERFICK,   b. 6 Nov 1832, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1918, Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Catherine RUFF,   b. 16 May 1840, Noble County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1872, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1860  Noble County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F99  Group Sheet

    Family Alice Irene DRAKE,   b. 29 Dec 1872, Mount Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1946, Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 14 Mar 1894  Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John Samuel SHERFICK,   b. 24 Jun 1895, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1965, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +2. Susan "Susie" SHERFICK,   b. 26 Jan 1897,   d. 3 Apr 1974  (Age 77 years)
    +3. Frank Oliver SHERFICK,   b. 26 Jan 1899, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1970, Dubois, Dubois County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +4. Alves "Al" SHERFICK,   b. 10 Feb 1901, Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1970, Fowler, Benton County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +5. Kenneth Lyle "Buck" SHERFICK, Senior,   b. 9 May 1904, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1974, Loogootee, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +6. Maude Emily SHERFICK,   b. 15 Mar 1906,   bur. Spring Hill Cemetery, Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Charles William "Dutch" SHERFICK,   b. 28 May 1909, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1988, Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +8. Sidney Harold "Jack" SHERFICK,   b. 4 Sep 1912, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1990, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2005 
    Family ID F96  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Dec 1869 - Martin County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Mar 1894 - Martin County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Jul 1956 - Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Spring Hill Cemetery, Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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