Name: John Francis SHERRY
Given Name: John Francis
Change Date: 17 NOV 2015
Note: John was a ticket agent for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. He retired on April 1, 1938 after 47 years in the system, 41 years with the railroad. He was elected senior major of the Knights of St. John in 1899. He was an active member of the Elks throughout his life and served as a trustee of the Ohio state association from 1917-1921 and as the state president for the 1921-1922 year.
Birth: 8 MAY 1872
Note: His death certificate incorrectly list his birth year as 1869.
Baptism: 19 MAY 1872 Bellaire, Belmont Co., OH
ADDR: St. John Church
Note: His godparents were James and Ellen (?) Sherry.
Census: JUN 1880 Bellaire, Belmont Co., OH
Census: JUN 1900 Bellaire, Belmont Co., OH
Census: 1910 Bellaire, Belmont Co., OH
Residence: 26 OCT 1914 Bellaire, Belmont Co., OH
Directory BET 1920 AND 1924 Bellaire, Belmont Co., OH
ADDR: 3586 Belmont Street
Census: 1920 Bellaire, Belmont Co., OH
Census: APR 1930 Bellaire, Belmont Co., OH
Directory 1937 Bellaire, Belmont Co., OH
ADDR: 3568 Belmont Street
Note: He is recorded as working for the B&O railroad.
Residence: North Belmont Street 5 JUL 1948 Bellaire, Belmont Co., OH
Death: of of senility and had a probable carcinoma in his left lung. 12 MAY 1952 in Cambridge, Guernsey Co., OH
ADDR: Cambridge State Hospital
Note: He lived his last 5 years and 2 months at the hospital.
Event: The Times Leader
Obituary 14 MAY 1952 Martins Ferry, Belmont Co., OH
Burial: 15 MAY 1952 Wellsville, Columbiana Co., OH|
Father: Patrick SHERRY b: 31 OCT 1838 in Ireland
Mother: Mary MCNALLY b: 1839 in Ireland
Mary CAFFERTY b: 2 JUL 1872 in Lost Creek, Schuylkill Co., PA
27 NOV 1895
in Bellaire, Belmont Co., OH
Erla Maywood KELLY b: 17 NOV 1882 in Wellsville, Columbiana Co., OH
15 AUG 1927
in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA
- Note: WEDDING KEPT SECRET FOR YEAR Announcement was made of the marriage of Mrs. Erla Cusick, of Commerce street, to John Sherry, Bellaire railroad man, which was solemnized on Aug. 15, 1927, a year ago last Wednesday, in Old St. Patrick?s Catholic church. Pittsburgh, by the pastor, the Rev. Father Cox. Mr. Sherry is ticket agent for the Baltimore & Ohio railroad at Bellaire. He is past district deputy for the B. P. O. Elks, and active in Knights of Columbus work in eastern Ohio.