Edward Columbus Shelly

Male7 November 1880–17 November 1970

Brief Life History of Edward Columbus

When Edward Columbus Shelly was born on 7 November 1880, in Hardeman, Tennessee, United States, his father, Christopher Columbus Shelly, was 23 and his mother, Martha Jane Rich, was 22. He married Mary Frances Swanson on 5 August 1907, in Carter, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Cotton, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Strauss Township, Cotton, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 17 November 1970, in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Walters Cemetery, Walters, Cotton, Oklahoma, United States.

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Edward Columbus Shelly
Mary Frances Swanson
Marriage: 5 August 1907
Robert Luvell Sheley
Loies Shelley
Alvin Shelley
Thelma Aline Shelley Brown
Bonnie Ruth Shelly
Wanda B Shelly

Sources (14)

  • E C Shelley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • E C Shelly, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Edward Colone Shelly, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 August 1907Carter, Oklahoma, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 1

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.


    Age 9

    The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889


    Age 24

    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish: variant of Shelley .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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