This is week 25 of my participation Amy Johnson Crow's, once a week challenge to blog about one ancestor a week, tell their story, biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on that one ancestor. More about the challenge can be found at her Blog, No Story Too Small.
Sheridan (sometimes found in family tradition and official records as Sherman) Lashbrook was born about 1863 to Moses Lashbrook and his second wife, Chestina (nee Lush) Lashbrook. Some sources indicate he was born in Joliet, Will County, Illinois. I question this, but continue to search for truth, or proof. His parents were married January 26, 1863 in McHenry County, Illinois. Joliet is about 90 miles from Harvard, McHenry County, Illinois, not too far to have moved. Further research may give me some hints here.
Sheridan was found with his parents in the 1870 US census for Harvard, McHenry County, Illinois.
It appears that he is enumerated twice in the 1880 census, as we find him with his parents in the 1880 US census in Fairfield District, Harlan County, Nebraska and Sheridan Lashbrook is also found in the 1880 US census for Alma City, Harlan County, Nebraska, age 15, servant/laborer, born Illinois, father born New York, mother born Canada, he was living with the Suiter family.
In 1885 we find Sheridan enumerated with his parents in Orleans Village, Harlan County, Nebraska
At some point many members of the Moses Lashbrook family move to the Kansas City area. They seem to move back and forth between Kansas and Missouri.
On October 3, 1888 we find a marriage indexed in the "Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935" for one Sheriden Sashbrook, born 1866 and Rosatia I. Eastman, born 1872. They were married at Wyandotte, Kansas. Nothing more is known about Rosatia. Note the spelling Sashbrook, that darned handwriting, I see Lashbrook on the document, don't you?
Sheridan is found in the following city directories:
1893 Kansas City, Missouri: Sheridan, r ss W'port ave 1st w of Mill (living with his father, Moses).
1895 Kansas City, Missouri: Sheridan, team r 3041 Wyandotte, living at the same house hold are Herbert, Isaac, and Moses Lashbrook.
1896 Kansas City, Missouri: Sheridan, team r 2309 Main, living at the same address is Ernest, Herbert, Jas. and Moses Lashbrook.
1897 Kansas City, Missouri: Sherd, team r 2114 B'Way, also living at the same address are Ernest and Moses Lashbrook.
1898 Kansas City, Missouri: Sheridan, foreman AM Ice Co. r 1819 Walnut
1899 Kansas City, Missouri: Sherman, team r 2540 Jefferson, also living at that address are Ernest and Herbert Lashbrook.
1900 Kansas City, Missouri: Sherman, team r 128 2 33d, also living at that address are Ernest, Herbert and Moses Lashbrook.
1903 Kansas City, Missouri: Sherd, stableman r rr 1523 Wyandotte.
1905 Kansas City, Missouri: Shirden grading contr 36th sw cor Brooklyn.
1906 Kansas City, Missouri: Sheridan grading contr 3603 Brooklyn.
1907 Kansas City, Missouri: Sheridan lab r Agnes ne cor 37th
1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Sheridan Contractor For Grading and Excavating 2739 Gillham rd.
1910 Kansas City, Missouri: Sherd contr rear 2749 Gillham rd.
1911 Kansas City, Missouri: Sherd contr rear 2749 Gillham rd.
1912 Kansas City, Missouri: Sherd contr 2749 Gillham rd.
1914 Kansas City, Missouri: Sheridan r 2749 Gillham rd.
1915 Kansas City, Missouri directory: Sheridan, lab AA Nicol Heating & Plumbing Co., r Rosedale.
I currently have not found Sheridan on the 1900, 1910, 1920, or 1930 census enumerations.
Sheridan's obituary was published in the Tuesday, March 28, 1938 issue of the Kansas City Times, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri:
"LASHBROOK - - SHERIDAN LASHBROOK, Mr. Lashbrook, 1602 S. 7th st., K.C., Kas., passed away March 26, 1938, aged 74 years. Services will be held Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. (time very hard to read) at The Chapel on Paseo at Brush Creek Blvd and 9 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic church, 58th and Swope parkway. Interment St. Mary's. Rosary will be recited Monday, 8 p.m."
There is no stone on Sheridan's grave at Mount St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery.
Wish list for Sheridan: Census reports. Death certificate. Photo. Discover what happened to Rosatia.
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