Nancy Marie Sherfey was born 17 Mar 1902 at Glenwood, Mills Co., IA.Parents were James George Thomas (Thomas) Sherfey, b. Nov 1869 TN, and Nora(unk.), b. 15 May 1875 NE, d. 23 Dec 1947 Fresno, CA.Thomas died 26 Feb 1932.They are buried at Liberty Veterans Cemetery at Fresno.He served in the Spanish American War.Thomas and Nora were married around Mar 1900.
Children in 1910 were Alta G., b. abt 1901 IA, Nancy, Earl L., b. abt. 1906 NE, Mabel F., b. abt. 1908 NE, and Paul, W., b. abt. 1910 NE.In 1910 the family was living in Avoca, Cass, NE.1920 showed the family in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, IA, and Thomas was working as a section hand on the railroad.They had another daughter Catherine, b. 1917 IA.
Sherfey family lived in Tompkinsville, Monroe, KY in 1870, with Thomas' grandmother and other family.Family was Almedid (?), b. abt. 1811 TN, Adelaide, b. abt. 1838 TN, Joshua, b. abt. 1839 TN (Thomas' father), Nancy S., b. abt. 1848 TN (Thomas' mother), James G. T., Mary, b. abt. 1844 TN, Nancy J., b. abt. 1848 KY, and Mary E., b. abt. 1862 KY.Both Joshua and Nancy's parents were born in TN.Joshua was a union soldier in the Civil War.
1870 census showed the Sherfeys in Metcalf Co., KY with Joshua and Nancy, children James G. T., Almedia E. G., b. abt. 1874, Jacob C. W., b. abt. 1877, and Mary B. B., b. 1880, all in KY.Joshua worked as a blacksmith.
1900 census showed Thomas and Nora newly married in Mills Co., IA.Nancy stated her father born in MD and mother born MO.Thomas was farming at that time.Mills Co. Marriages don't list them, so I don't know where they were married.Census also showed Joshua and Nancy Sherfey in Mills Co. with children Jacob, 23, and Christy, 10.Christy was born in IA.
1930 census showed them in Fresno with children Paul, 20, and Catherine, 12.Deloss and Nancy were also in Fresno in 1930, reportedly married abt. 1926.He worked as a building contractor and her brother Earl lived with them.
Despite searching many sources, I couldn't find Nora's maiden name, and I suspect the family may be looking for that, also.Many people have posted family trees online, and not one lists Nora's maiden name.If that is the case, I would suggest they start with Thomas and Nora's obituaries.California does inter-library loans for a small fee, and the microfilms can be requested through a local library (I understand Nampa no longer has a microfilm reader, but Caldwell does).Next stop would be an LDS family history center to look for a marriage record.They may have records consolidated by state.If neither of those worked, I'd suggest getting Nora's death record from the state of California.Nancy's birth record from Iowa should have it, also.And yes, Nancy did pass away at Nampa.
I apologize for getting lengthy with this, but I didn't know how much information the family wanted or already had.I hope it helps them.
Best regards, Mary