Grant Sherman

Grant Sherman

Male 1889 - 1907  (17 years)

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  • Name Grant Sherman  [1
    Born 30 Nov 1889  Canistota, McCook County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Mar 1907  Canistota, McCook County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Obituary 14 Mar 1907  Canistota, McCook County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Canistota Clipper 
    Cause of Death Fell Beneath Train  [1
    Buried 10 Nov 1907  Canistota, McCook County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Canistota Cemetery
    Person ID I15834  Descendants of Christmann Rittger
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2019 

    Father George Russel Sherman,   b. Oct 1843, Knox, Waldo County, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1910, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Emma Jane Howard,   b. 4 Apr 1850, Clintonville, Waupaca County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1916, Canistota, McCook County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1868  Mantorville, Dodge County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F5821  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Nov 1889 - Canistota, McCook County, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Mar 1907 - Canistota, McCook County, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Canistota Clipper - 14 Mar 1907 - Canistota, McCook County, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 10 Nov 1907 - Canistota, McCook County, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 


    • Canistota Clipper, Canistota, South Dakota 3-14-1907
      On Friday afternoon of last week at 4 o'clock a horrible accident
      occurred by which Grant Sherman lost his life. He went to Monroe, South Dakota on the
      afternoon freight and came back to Canistota on the return freight. Arriving
      here he attempted to step onto the depot platform from the immigrant car,
      where he was riding, but missed his footing and slipped beneath the rapidly
      moving train and before it could be stopped Grant received the injuries which
      resulted in his death four hours later.
      As soon as the train was stopped Grant was taken from beneath the wheels
      and an examination showed that his left arm was nearly severed at the wrist
      and that his right leg was ground almost to pulp in the region of the knee.
      It was a sight which made strong men turn pale.
      He was carried to the home of his mother, Mrs. Sherman and doctors
      Melvin of Parker, South Dakota and Clauser of Bridgewater, South Dakota were summoned to aid the
      local physician in amputating the injured limbs. But the shock was so great
      and the loss of blood so enormous that he never sufficiently rallied so that
      they dared to attempt it. After remaining in a semi-conscious state until a
      little after 8 o'clock Grant Sherman breathed his last.
      Tom Murphy, Agent Swartz, and part of the train crew witnessed the
      accident and from them we learned that Grant was riding on the ladder which
      had been nailed to the side door of an immigrant car so that the shipper could
      climb in and out of the car with more convenience. In attempting to step to
      the platform his other foot slipped off the ladder and he fell down between
      the car and the depot platform. He escaped the wheels of that car but the car
      following had the same kind of ladder which struck him and threw him down and
      it was then in rolling along that his leg was crushed.
      He threw his left arm up on the depot platform and when another ladder
      on the next car following struck that arm whirled him around and the same arm
      that he had threw up on the platform the wheels of the car passed over and
      nearly severed the hand. And by that time the train was brought to a
      standstill. During all of this time he was rolling and tumbling along by the
      trucks and brake beams, a distance of about 30 feet.
      Grant was between 17 and 18 years of age. He was one of those happy,
      good-natured boys whom everybody liked. He had a great fondness for the rail
      roading and was only waiting to reach the necessary age to secure the position
      of break man. People have often expressed fears that Grant would meet his
      untimely end from catching on the trains and working around them. A habit
      boys in all towns have but a habit we hope the Canistota boys will
      discontinue.
      The funeral was held from the Methodist Church on last Sunday afternoon
      at 2 o'clock. The large edifice would not nearly accommodate the crowd. A
      great many people returned home on account of no room. Nearly all of Grant's
      school mates were present, most of them with tears in their eyes.
      Vernon Toland, John Darby, Ted Graham, Bert Meyers, Clair Van Woert, and
      Sam Ferguson, all former school mates of Grant, were pallbearers. Reverend
      Hendricks spoke the word of cheer and comfort to the surrounding relatives.
      Internment was made in the Canistota cemetery.
      We all miss the cheerful, happy, Grant Sherman whose tragic death is
      deplored by everybody.

  • Sources 
    1. [S110] German - Ambrowiak Family Tree, Jay Scott German, (Name: GermanAmbrowiak.FTW;).
      Date of Import: 14 Jan 2005



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