Sherman Francis Sorensen (1929 - 1979)

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Birth

in Burmah, Lincoln County, Idaho United States

Death

on in Malta, Cassia County, Idaho United States

Cause of death

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Burial / Funeral

Shoshone Cemetery, in Shoshone, Lincoln County, Idaho United States

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Family

Father: Leo Tippetts Sorensen
Mother: Lillian Dimick
Siblings: Glenn L Sorensen, Wayne Dimick Sorensen, Vernon Hans Sorensen, Shirley Nmn (Sorensen) Larsen, Eileen Nmn (Sorensen) Morris, Gordon Sorensen, Son Nmn Sorensen, Alice Nmn (Sorensen) Webb, Kristine Nmn (Sorensen) Alger, and Son 2 Sorensen

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Francis

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Ethnicity

White, Citizen

Nationality

USA

Religion

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Gender

Male

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1929 - In the year that Sherman Francis Sorensen was born, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

1934 - He was only 5 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

1948 - He was 19 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

1950 - When he was 21 years old, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

1979 - In the year of Sherman Francis Sorensen's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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Sherman F. Sorensen

SHOSHONE - Sherman F.
Sorensen, 50, of Shoshone, died Thursday from injuries received when a truck backed over him while
working on a road project near Malta.

He was born May 18, 1929, at Burmah, Idaho. He lived all his life in Lincoln County, attending schools at
Burmah, Richfield and Shoshone. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He farmed for a short time after leaving
the service, but for the past 23 years has been employed by the Idaho Department of Transportation. He was
foreman of the special maintenance crew at the time of his death. He married Mary Ann Boyd Aug. 8, 1952, at Shoshone. He was serving as commander of Weeks-Yadon Post of the American Legion, and belonged to the LDS Church.

Survivors include his wife of Shoshone; two sons, Dale Sorensen of Meridian and Mike Sorensen of Boise;
two daughters, Mrs. Teresa Trenkle of Twin Falls and Mrs. Diane Mecham of Carey; his mother, Lillian Sorensen of Shoshone; four brothers, Wayne Sorensen and Gordon Sorensen, both of Shoshone, Glenn Sorensen of Dietrich, and Vernon Sorensen of San Diego; three sisters, Mrs. Frank (Eileen)
Morris of Boise, Mrs. Iral (Shirley) Larsen of LaMesa, Calif., and Mrs. Elwin (Alice) Webb of Shoshone; and
five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and a sister.

Services will be held at l p.m. Monday at the Shoshone LDS Church with Bishop William R. Harris conducting.
Military graveside rites will be held in the Shoshone Cemetery.
Services are under direction of the Bergen Funeral Chapel.

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