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Woolf, J. Sherman 1886-1926

 
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Monterey Peninsula Daily Herald, CA Jan. 28, 1926 p1
Attorney Sherman Woolf Dies
Former City Attorney Dies at Home Here
Death Follows Long Illness with Recent Attack as Climax
Leaves Widow and Four Year Old Son
Aged Parents of Deceased Also Survive, Living in Pacific Grove

J. Sherman Woolf, former city attorney of Monterey and for many years one of this city’s leading criminal lawyers, passed away today at his home, 759 Eldorado street, after a protracted illness. Death came shortly before noon. The deceased was stricken with the final attack of illness that resulted in his death a week ago last Saturday. For several months prior to his death, he had been subject to frequent attacks. Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at 10 o’clock from the Monterey Elks hall under the auspices of the local order of Elks Monterey cemetery. Woolf is survived by his widow. Interment will take place at the . Mrs. Helen Woolf and a four-year-old son, Lawrence Woolf. The aged parents of the deceased, Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Woolf, are living in Pacific Grove. At the time of his death Woolf was 70 years old, a native of Randolph, Ohio. As a young boy he moved to California with his parents. He was raised in Pacific Grove and received his schooling there. It is said that he was one of the most brilliant scholars who ever attended the Pacific Grove school. He gained his college education at Oberlin University, Ohio. Woolf was senior partner of the law firm of Woolf & Thompson, resuming private practice here some years ago, after a term as city attorney during the administration of Mayor P.J. Dougherty.
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Monterey Peninsula Daily Herald, CA Jan. 29, 1926 p1, 5
Sherman Woolf’s Funeral Sunday
Funeral services for the late J.Sherman Woolf, well known Monterey attorney, will be held Sunday morning at 10 o’clock from the Paul Mortuary in Pacific Grove under auspices of the Monterey Elks club, of which the deceased was a member. Interment will take place at the Protestant cemetery in Monterey. An unusually large gathering of friends is expected at the funeral for the deceased was noted for the wide circle of friends and acquaintances he enjoyed not only in Monterey county, but in San Francisco and Oakland, as well as in Southern California. Members of the Elks club will act as pall-bearers. Effort will be made to secure the services of Rev. Edward M. Sharp of the Monterey Presbyterian church as officiating minister. The death of Woolf yesterday noon came as a shock to his friends on the peninsula and to his family. He had been quite ill since a severe attack of illness two weeks ago, but it is understood hope was held out for his recovery until the very day of his death. The deceased was 40 years old and leaves his widow, Mrs. Abby Marie Woolf, a four year old son, Lawrence Howard Woolf, and his aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Woolf of Pacific Grove. He was born at Randolph, Ohio, and received his early schooling there. At the age of 12 he moved to California with his parents where he attended the high school. After graduating from the Grove high school he went east to Ohio where he attended Mount Union College at Alliance, and later went to Oberlin college. Returning to the west he studied law in a private law school in San Francisco and then entered practice with William Sandholdt Jr., then a practicing lawyer in Monterey. Woolf was admitted to the bar April 14, 1909. During the college career Woolf was a popular student, being elected president of his class during his freshman year at Mount Union, he was also made a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. After several years in private practice here, Woolf was appointed city attorney of Monterey during the administration of Mayor P.J. Dougherty, serving from 1913 until 1922. In the latter year he returned to private practice, and was known as one of the foremost criminal lawyers in Monterey county. Woolf was married in 1908 to Miss Abby Marie Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.P. Thompson, who are now living in Pacific Grove. The marriage took place at Randolph, Ohio, the childhood home of both. The deceased was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, the Sons of Veterans, as well as a member of the Monterey County Bar association and Elks.
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Monterey Peninsula Daily Herald, CA Jan. 30, 1926 p1
Woolf Services held Tomorrow
Final services will be held 10 o’clock tomorrow morning for J. Sherman Woolf, prominent Monterey attorney who died at his home Thursday after a prolonged illness. The services will be held in the Paul Mortuary, Pacific Grove, under the auspices of the Monterey Lodge of Elks. Following their ritual, Rev. Edward M. Sharp of the Monterey Presbyterian church will offer a prayer. Interment will be made in the Monterey Cemetery. It is expected that a large number of friends from all parts of the Monterey Peninsula, San Francisco, Oakland and other cities of northern California will be present at the services, for Sherman Woolf enjoyed a large number of friends, both in a business and official way.
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Monterey Peninsula Daily Herald, CA Jan. 31, 1926 p1
Two Hundred at Woolf’s Funeral
Impressive rites conducted by the Monterey Lodge No. 1285, B.P.O. Elks, marked the funeral services yesterday held for the late J. Sherman Woolf, well known Monterey attorney who passed away at his home on El Dorado street Thursday, between 175 and 200 friends and relatives of the deceased were in attendance. The services commenced at 10 o’clock in the Paul Mortuary, Pacific Grove, with O.L. Watson, Pacific Grove Exalted Ruler of the Elks, in charge. After the ritual of the order had been completed, Rev. Edward M. Sharp of the Monterey Presbyterian church offered a prayer. The funeral cortege then moved to the Monterey Protestant cemetery where further ceremonies took place. Rev. T.J. Barkle of Pacific Grove offered the final prayer. During the services, two vocal solos were rendered by Mrs. Bessie Louise Bane of Monterey. These were: “Behold the master Passeth By,” by William G. Hammond, and “When the Roses Bloom,” by Louise Reichardt. Pallbearers were members of the Elks, as follows: J.L. Steward, C.A. Metz, George Rose, Ralph Dean, Ray Steiner and Harold Chavoya. Woolf’s death came after a protracted period of ill health, marked by intermittent attacks of a severe character. He was but 40 years of age at the time of death, and is survived by his widow, Mrs. Abby Marie Woolf, a four year old son, Lawrence Woolf, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Woolf of Pacific Grove, as well as by numerous relatives living at his birthplace, Randolph, Ohio.
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Monterey Peninsula Daily Herald, CA Jan. 21, 1926 p1
Attorney Suffers Hemorrhage
Attorney Sherman Woolf of Monterey, one of the lawyers defending Lieutenant Clarence Aikin against the charge of attempted burglary, suffered a severe hemorrhage attack this noon in his law offices. He was removed to his home on El Dorado street and attended by Dr. J.P. Sandholdt who later reported that the attorney’s condition is not dangerous and that he will be able to continue with his work within a week. Woolf suffered a similar attack last Saturday. PG
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