Clay County


Charles Sherman, son of Charles Hanriford and Editha Adaline Byrne, was born in Cedar County, Missouri, December 18, 1869; departed this life October 4, 1929 at his home in Kincaid, lllinois at the age of 59 years, 9 months, and 16 days.

His father and mother moved to Illinois when he was a small boy settling in Richland County but later moving to Clay County, where Charles grew to manhood.

In early manhood he was converted and united with the Conley Chapel M. E. church under the ministry of Rev. Manifold. He later moved his membership to Sailor Springs M. E. Church.

He was united in marriage to Adda Kearney of Sailor Springs, Illinois, June 3, 1904. Unto this union was born six boys all of whom are still living except Vernon Lester who died at the age of sixteen months.

Mr. and Mrs. Byrne spent most of their married life in Kincaid, where Charles worked as carpenter in the lines. He had many warm friends among his fellow workmen and was liked by all who knew him. He was a devoted husband, a loving father and brother, and a true friend.

Two brothers, Edgar and Arthur, and one sister Mrs. Johnson have preceded him in death.

He leaves to mourn his departure Adda, his loving companion, five boys, Russell Lowell, Robert Clifton, Raymond Donald, Herman Roscoe, and Walter Eugene all of Kincaid, Illinois; also two brothers, Dr. Elmer Byrne of Kansas City, Missouri and George Byrne of Sailor Springs, Illinois, three sisters, Mrs. Ida Erwin of Louisville, Illinois, Mrs. Temperance Paine and Mrs. Bertha Weaver of Sailor Springs, besides many other relatives and friends.

"He has been called from hurt and strife,
From all the ills which fall to flesh and clay,
He has been raised unto an ampler life.
Nor should we mourn too much who still must stay."

Extracted 12 Jun 2017 by Norma Hass from 1930 Pictures and Biographical Sketches of the Business Men of Clay City, Illinois.

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