Benjamin Sherman (1876 - 1941)

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Kings County, New York

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Renee (Meirhofer) Sherman

Renee (Meirhofer) Sherman

gone too soon

gone too soon

Valerie Pearl Sherman

Valerie Pearl Sherman

Valerie Pearl Sherman

Valerie Pearl Sherman

Jack Raymond Sherman

Jack Raymond Sherman

Jack Raymond Sherman

Jack Raymond Sherman

Jack Raymond Sherman

Jack Raymond Sherman

Jack Raymond Sherman

Jack Raymond Sherman

Jack Raymond Sherman

Jack Raymond Sherman

June O Sherman

June O Sherman

Jack R & June O Sherman

Jack R & June O Sherman

Allen T. Sherman

Allen T. Sherman

Allen ( Buck ) Sherman

Allen ( Buck ) Sherman

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General William T. Sherman Renee (Meirhofer) Sherman gone too soon Valerie Pearl Sherman

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1876 - In the year that Benjamin Sherman was born, on August 1st, Colorado became the 38th U.S. state. Its nickname is the "Centennial State" because it was admitted just 28 days after the United States' centennial.

1907 - At the age of 31 years old, Benjamin was alive when in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

1911 - At the age of 35 years old, Benjamin was alive when the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

1923 - He was 47 years old when on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

1941 - In the year of Benjamin Sherman's passing, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

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Benjamin Sherman passed away on October 9, 1941 in New York at age 65. No cause of death has been entered for Benjamin. He was born around 1876. We are unaware of information about Benjamin's family or relationships.

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