James Edward "Ed" SHERFICK

James Edward "Ed" SHERFICK

Male 1930 - 2012  (82 years)

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  • Name James Edward "Ed" SHERFICK 
    Nickname Ed 
    Born 3 Feb 1930  New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Oct 2012  Evansville, Vanderburgh 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 
    • Ed and Billy Sherfick started working in their father's factory in 1945. Brother Tom never worked at the factory, but worked at the Sherfick Music Company instead as a salesman. He traveled to various places to try to place jukeboxes on their locations. He took trucks of jukeboxes.

      Ed learned to be an electrician while in high school. When he was 16 years old, he wired the home of his grandmother, Becky Ann Sherfick in West Shoals, Indiana. He ended up rewiring the whole house, borrowing the tools from Herman Thimbling, a worker at his father's factory. Ed wired the home after school. He would get off the bus there, and one of the music business people would pick him up. This home was later the same home of his future wife's parents, George and Maggie Wade. After their deaths, Ed and Mary purchased the home and made it into a craft business, Sherfick Ceramics and Gifts.

      Edward also hooked up the bell system at his local high school, Shoals High School. Ora Terry was his teacher and asked him to do it. He encouraged Ed to be an electrician before graduation.

      Ed Sherfick was in the Air Force in the Korean War during the time that the Sherfick Music Factory burned. A friend from Terre Haute, John Hickman, was stationed in Wyoming with him. John had called his parents the day the factory burned, and they told him that they had heard about the factory burning on the Terre Haute radio stations. John told Ed. He wasn't able to return home until 8 months later in December on a 3-day pass for Christmas. He and John drove straight through from Wyoming to Indiana. Ed said that nothing had been done to the factory in those 8 months.
      (From Ed Sherfick and December photos at his father's home.)

      Military Service:
      Air Force--Warren Air Force Base, also Japan, more to come.
      Here is a newspaper clipping--
      LEAVES FOR CAMP
      A 2-C James E. Sherfick left Monday, March 16, for Camp Stoneman, California, for duty in the Far East. A 2-C Sherfick recently completed a course in cryptographyic schooling at Ft. Devan, Massachusetts.

      While home on a 35-day furlough, Mr. Sherfick was married to Miss Mary Mae Wade. Mrs. Sherfick will remain here for the present.


      Wedding Announcement--Shoals News, Shoals, Indiana, Friday, March 6, 1953:
      Mary Mae Wade Weds A 2-C Edward Sherfick

      In a pretty ceremony Thursday, February 19, Miss Mary Mae Wade, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wade, of east of Shoals, became the bride of A 2-C Edward Sherfick, son of Mrs. Bettie Chestnut and Thomas D. Sherfick.

      The double ring ceremony was read by Bro. Joseph Miller, of Terre Haute, at 8PM in the Church of Christ, in West Shoals.

      The attendants were Mr. and Mrs. William Hyslop, of Terre Haute, brother-in-law and sister of the bride, Mrs. Hyslop wore a navy blue dress with matching accessories and a corsage of white carnations.

      The bride chose for her wedding a dress of winter white wool jersey with blue accessories and a corsage of red rosebuds.

      Immediately following the wedding, a reception was held for the wedding party and close friends at the home of the bride's parents.

      Mrs. Sherfick is a graduate of the Shoals High School. Mr. Sherfick also graduated from the Shoals High School and is now serving in the U. S. Air Force.

      Following the reception, Mr. and Mrs. Sherfick left on a honeymoon trip through the South.

      Those from out-of-town here to attend the wedding were Bro. Joseph Miller and Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Hyslop, of Terre Haute, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Freeman, of Rosedale, Indiana, Mr. and Mrs. William Peay, of Evansville, Ind., Mrs. Eva Hutton, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Wade and sons, and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Wade, all of Loogootee.
    Person ID I5  My Family Tree | Wade Side
    Last Modified 7 May 2014 

    Father Thomas Daniel "Tom" SHERFICK,   b. 6 Jan 1901, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1968, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Jane "Bettie" HUTTON,   b. 16 Aug 1904, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1991, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 1 Jun 1924  Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sherfick Inc.
    Music Service: Sherfick Logo with phone number
    Music Service: Sherfick Logo with phone number
    Water slip decal associated with Sherfick Music Company
    Albums
    Tom and Bettie Sherfick
    Tom and Bettie Sherfick (16)
    Photos of Tom Sherfick and Bettie Hutton Sherfick, their second spouses, their children, and children's spouses.
    Family ID F62  Group Sheet

    Family M.M. WADE 
    Children 
    +1. C.J. SHERFICK
    +2. S.M. SHERFICK
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2008 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Feb 1930 - New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Oct 2012 - Evansville, Vanderburgh 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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  • Photos
    Ed Sherfick
    Ed Sherfick
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    Ed, Bill, and Tom Sherfick with their dad
    Ed, Bill, and Tom Sherfick with their dad
    3 sons and father looking dapper.
    Tom and Three Sons
    Tom and Three Sons
    Another photo in Tom Sherfick's driveway. Notice the Queen Funeral Home in the background (before the current remodeling).
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    Videos
    Sherfick Reunion
    Sherfick Reunion
    These are pictures from a Sherfick Reunion held at the home of Tom and Bettie Sherfick. In the same album were pictures from various families or friends. I don't know who these people are. If anyone can identify them, please let me know. The first few pictures are of Tom, Bettie, Tom's mother and sisters, and Tom's sisters' families.

    Sherfick Inc.
    Bio: Thomas Sherfick Bio in Indiana Book
    Bio: Thomas Sherfick Bio in Indiana Book
    Indiana From Frontier to Industrial Commonwealth
    By John Donald Barnhart, Donald Francis Carmony
    Published by Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1954
    Item notes: v. 3, page 60
    Original from the University of Virginia
    Digitized Jan 17, 2008
    Furniture: 1947 Sherfick Furniture Factory Employees
    Furniture: 1947 Sherfick Furniture Factory Employees
    Bill Sherfick is sitting in the first row on the left end, and Ed Sherfick is the 7th from the left end. The photo was taken in June of 1947 and appeared on the front of the Shoals News paper on September 5, 1947.
    Music Service: Ed Sherfick in Front of Sherficks Music
    Music Service: Ed Sherfick in Front of Sherficks Music
    Dad in High School, about 1948
    Music Service: Office workers at the Sherfick Music Service
    Music Service: Office workers at the Sherfick Music Service
    This photo was of the workers in the main office of the Sherfick Music Service.

    Front Row:
    Tom Sherfick, Jessie Sherfick, Mary Mae Wade, Lucille Sherfick, Barbara Harker, Betty Curran, and Norma Conrad

    Back Row:
    Sue Storm, Helena Asbell, Carolyn Sims?, Betty Harder, Wilma Kidwell

    Scrapbook Pages
    Thanksgiving Meal
    Thanksgiving Meal
    Francis, Wayne, and John Wade at Ed Sherfick's home for Thanksgiving in the Sixties.
    Eddie Sherfick as a child
    Eddie Sherfick as a child
    Dad's Cars
    Dad's Cars
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    In the Sherfick Garden, Shoals
    In the Sherfick Garden, Shoals
    Billy, Lucille, and Ed
    Billy, Lucille, and Ed
    Grandma Bettie and Dad
    Grandma Bettie and Dad
    3 Sons
    3 Sons
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    Dad in 1951
    Dad in 1951
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    Military Heroes
    Ed Sherfick
    Ed Sherfick
    Air Force
    Dad at Warren Air Force Base
    Dad at Warren Air Force Base
    Korean War
    Dad at Warren Air Force Base
    Dad at Warren Air Force Base
    Korean War
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