WILLIAM ENOS SHERRILL, a prominent hardware merchant of Haskell, Texas, was born in Ofahoma, Leake county, Mississippi, August 29, 1868. His ancestral history will be found on another page of this work introductory to the sketch of his brother, Richard Ellis Sherrill.
At the time the Sherrill home was transferred from Mississippi to Texas, William E. was in his infancy. He attended school at Seguin, Guadalupe county, and at Milford, Ellis county, and later was a student at the Southwestern Presbyterian University at Clarksville, Tennessee, and the Westminster College at Fulton, Missouri, of which last named institution he is a graduate. When he started out in a business life it was with his brothers Charles R. and Richard E., of the firm of Sherrill Brothers, hardware dealers, at Taylor, Texas. He came into the establishment at Haskell in 1890, and the firm style was changed to Sherrill Brothers & Company, which name is retained to the present time, and which now figures as one of the oldest and most enterprising firms of Haskell, where they have been located since 1890.
April 12, 1897, Mr. Sherrill married Miss Effie Maydelle De France, daughter of Abraham and Mattie De France, early settlers of Haskell. Their family consists of two children, namely: Lena Maydelle, born March 17, 1898, and William Brevard, born October 28, 1900. Following in the footsteps of his honored father, Mr. Sherrill in early manhood identified himself with the Presbyterian church, of which he has been a constant member for the past fifteen years. He is a member of the following fraternal organizations: K. of P., I. O. O. F., K. O. T. M., W. O. W., A. F. & A. M., also R. A. M. and K. T., and last, but not least, the Concatenated Order of Hoo Hoo.
Source: B. B. Paddock, History and Biographical North and West Texas (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1906), Vol. II, p. 530.