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William Watts Sherman
American businessman

William Watts Sherman

William Watts Sherman
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Intro American businessman
Is Businessperson
From United States of America
Field Business
Gender male
Birth Albany
Death 22 January 1912
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William Watts Sherman (1842 – January 22, 1912) was a New York City businessman and the treasurer of the Newport Casino. In 1875–1876 he had the William Watts Sherman House constructed in Newport, Rhode Island.


He was born in 1842 in Albany, New York to Watts Sherman (c. 1820–1865) and Sarah Maria Gibson.

In 1875 to 1876 he built the William Watts Sherman House in Newport, Rhode Island, which is a National Historic Landmark due to its architectural significance.

He was a presidential elector from Rhode Island for President Theodore Roosevelt in 1904.

Sherman belonged to several patriotic and hereditary societies. In 1905 he was admitted as an honorary member of the Rhode Island Society of the Cincinnati. He was also a charter member of the Rhode Island Society of the Sons of the Revolution in 1896 (membership number 1) as well as a charter member of the Rhode Island Society of Colonial Wars in 1897. He was also a member of the Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York.

Sherman was a member of several social clubs including the Metropolitan Club, Knickerbocker Club, Century Club, City Club, and the National Arts Club.

He died on January 22, 1912, at his home at 838 Fifth Avenue. He was buried in the Island Cemetery in Newport, Rhode Island.

Personal life

In 1871 he married Annie Derby Rogers Wetmore. They had two daughters, Georgette and Sybil. Annie died of pneumonia in 1884.

In 1885 he married Sophia Augusta Brown, daughter of John Carter Brown II and granddaughter of Nicholas Brown, Jr. - the namesake of Brown University. They had two daughters:

  • Irene Muriel Augusta Sherman, who married Lawrence Lewis Gillespie
  • Mildred Constance Sherman, who married Ralph Stonor, 5th Baron Camoys

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