Earl Merritt ShermanBorn: July 26, 1911 at Afton, NY. Died: Nov. 19, 1987 at Sidney, NY. He is buried at Bainbridge, NY. His father was Ralph Ward Sherman His mother was Myrtle Beatrice Merritt He was married to Emma Laurena Sutton on May 26, 1933 at Shinglehouse, NY. A notation in family records states that they "eloped to Livingston Manor in New York". These had these children together: 1934 Marion Joyce Sherman born June 20, 1934 (married Charles Walter Sargent) 1936 Floyd Sherman born Feb. 26, 1936 (married Dawn Marie Harvey) in Otego NY 1937 Henry Merritt Sherman born Oct. 6, 1937 (married Rosemary Lynn Harvey) W. Bainbridge NY 1940 Gerald Lee Sherman born Apr. 20, 1940 (married Joan Mills) Gerald died 1970.04.19 Info from Town Clerk's office, Afton, NY; birth registration # 481. Genealogy HOME Search Tool. Here is a 1946 Group Photo showing Earl and all his twelve siblings.