The following data is extracted from The Book of Clevelanders, A Biographical Dictionary of Living Men of the City of Cleveland, Burrows Book Company, 1914.
Sherman, William; supt. of mails; born, Cleveland, O., Dec. 25, 1868; son of John and Elizabeth Mitchell Sherman; educated, Cleveland public schools; married, Cleveland, Feb. 8, 1905, Mary L. Smith; first venture was in the coal business, but associations in that line being uncongenial and having a natural desire for mechanics, was about to engage in the machine and engineering business; at this time, was offered a position in the U. S. Post Office; embracing the opportunity for temporary employment, entered the postal service under Maj. W. W. Armstrong, who was the postmaster; that was in August, 1888, since which time he has continued with the postal department, serving successively under Postmasters A. T. Anderson, Judge J. C. Hutchins, Col. C. C. Dewstoe, and R. G. Floyd, the present incumbent; during that period, the gross receipts of the Cleveland Post Office have increased from less then $400,000 to over $3,000,000 annually, one month's revenue at the present time nearly equaling that of an entire year at the beginning of the period. Recreations: Fishing, Boating, and an occasional jaunt through some large manufacturing plant.
Source: The Book of Clevelanders, A Biographical Dictionary of Living Men of the City of Cleveland, Burrows Book Company, 1914