Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
GEORGE W. SHERMAN who at the
present time is a leading merchant of Sherman, is a man of substantial
qualities and wealth as is evidenced by a review of his career which is
George W. Sherman was born in Jackson county,
West Virginia on the banks of the Ohio river. His parents were Isaac
B. and Samaria (McClenathan) Sherman, natives of Massachusetts. The
mother was born on November 1, 1805, in Palmer, of the Old Bay State.
The father went to Virginia with his family and bought land for twelve
and one-half cents per acre and became very wealthy. He followed
farming all his life. The mother was a school teacher when sixteen
years of age, being engaged thus in Ohio. Our subject went with the
balance of the family to Ohio when eight years of age and there received
his education in the common schools. He came to Kansas in 1870 and
for five years was occupied in tilling the soil. In 1875, we find
him in Seattle and later he went to Walla Walla where he again gave his
attention to farming for a time. As early as September, 1881, Mr.
Sherman came to Lincoln county and after due search, settled where Sherman
now stands. He established the postoffice and was the first incumbent
of the office. His attention was largely given to farming for a time
and later he launched into the commercial world. For fourteen years,
he was the obliging and popular postmaster and in addition to these duties
continued to improve his farm and handle his merchandise. He is now
one of the wealthy men and has the confidence and good will of all.
Mr. Sherman has one sister, Amanda M. and
two half sisters, Sallie and Elizabeth. He also has two half brothers,
Lyman Stedman and Henry C. Sherman. Mr. Sherman has always taken
an active interest in building up Lincoln county and in political matters
is found allied with those principles which are for the development and
protection of all. He has never embarked on the matrimonial sea,
being content with the quiter joys of the celibatarian.