A copy of the following unidentified newspaper article was found in a scrapbook owned by Town Historian Richard Schmal:
Sherman Drury, was born at Springfield, Erie County, Pennsylvania, March 12, 1836 and died at his home four miles north of Lowell, April 25, 1907 at the age of 71 years, 1 month and 13 days. He has been in poor health for some time; suffering from Bright's disease. At the age of eighteen years he came with his parents to La Porte County, where they lived three years; then came to Lake County, settling in West Creek Township. June 20, 1865, he was united in marriage with Mrs. Harriet Weed. To this union two children were born -- Rosa, who died in infancy, and Lucy, now the wife of Herbert M. Esty. He moved with his family to McMinnville, Tennessee, in 1884 and after remaining there about seventeen years came back to Lake County, where he has since resided. He was an honorable upright man and very highly respected by all his acquaintances, and by his death a good citizen, an obliging neighbor, a kind husband and father has passed to that great beyond.
His funeral occurred from his late home at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 28th. Many of his old neighbors and friends gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to one whom they had so highly respected in life. Rev. T.H. Ball preached the funeral discourse. The Creston M.E. Church choir sang several beautiful and appropriate hymns. Interment in the West Creek cemetery. Funeral Director John Castle had charge of the burial. The following acted as pall bearers: H.H. Purdy, Amos Thompson, C.C. Pattee, Dan Lynch, R.W. Bacon and H.H. Ragon.
He leaves to mourn him his wife; one daughter, Mrs. H.M. Esty; two step-daughters, Mrs. Liona Wilson, Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Mrs. Meda Weed, of McMinnville, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Nelson Edmonds and Mrs. John Shurte, both of Lowell; and a large circle of friends to whom we extend sincere sympathy in their dark hour of sorrow and bereavement.