Artemus Mead Shelley

MaleApril 1840–15 December 1909

Brief Life History of Artemus Mead

When Artemus Mead Shelley was born in April 1840, in Indiana, United States, his father, Solomon Artemus Shelley, was 35 and his mother, Hannah Mead, was 26. He married Lida Payne in 1875. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Glidden, Carroll, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 15 December 1909, in Mena, Polk, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Mena, Polk, Arkansas, United States.

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Artemus Mead Shelley
Lida Payne
Marriage: 1875
Lucile Abigail Shelley
Marie Pratt Shelley
Cordelia P. Shelley

Sources (20)

  • Artimus Shelly, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Artemas Mead Shelly*, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Artemus M Shelley, "United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933"

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  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

    Age 1

    The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.


    Age 6

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 23

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the three places called Shelley (Essex, Suffolk, Yorkshire) or from Shelley Plain in Crawley (Sussex). The placenames all derive from Old English scelf ‘rock, ledge, shelf’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

    Irish (Laois): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sealbhaigh ‘descendant of Sealbhach’, a byname from the adjective sealbhach ‘having possessions, wealthy’.

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

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