Charles B Sherman
Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/11/2009 at 16:17:12
Charles B Sherman is one of the most progressive, wide awake and enterprising young business men of Boone count and is proprietor of the only complete plumbing establishment of the city of Boone. He was born in Boonesboro, April 10, 1878, and is a son of Charles A Sherman. At the usual age he entered the public schools and there mastered the common branches of English learning. Later he became a student in Ames college, where he pursued his studies during the winter of 1897-8. In July 1896, he entered upon an apprenticeship to the plumberís trade in the employ of Bradley & Sutherin, and subsequently he purchased a half interest in the business, becoming a partner, in 1900. In 1901 he became the sole proprietor and is now conducting a splendid establishment in this line. He thoroughly understand the business both in principle and detail, is himself and excellent workmen and is thoroughly capable of directing the labors of those who work under him. He employs five men throughout the entire year and has had as many as forty men on contract work. This is indicative of a large business and also shows the public confidence in his ability.
Mr Sherman was a member of the National Guards of Iowa and when the war with Spain was begun he and his company offered their services to aid in upholding the American flag and American principles on the soil of the new world. In business affairs he is notably prompt, reliable and energetic, never making an engagement that he does not fulfill and executing faithfully the terms of every contract which is awarded him.
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