Clara Rogers Sheldon

Female24 March 1857–17 November 1910

Brief Life History of Clara Rogers

When Clara Rogers Sheldon was born on 24 March 1857, in Oxford, Butler, Ohio, United States, her father, John Austin Sheldon, was 34 and her mother, Esther Martha Rogers, was 34. She married Logan Edmunds on 5 January 1881, in Gilman, Iroquois, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Onarga, Iroquois, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Loda, Iroquois, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 17 November 1910, in Gilman, Iroquois, Illinois, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Gilman, Iroquois, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Logan Edmunds
1850–1938
Clara Rogers Sheldon
1857–1910
Marriage: 5 January 1881
Daniel Austin Edmunds
1884–1972
Esther Logan Edmunds
1886–1974

Sources (17)

  • Clara M Sheldon in household of G W Gere, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Clara Rogers Sheldon, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Clara Rogers Sheldon Edmunds, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1881Gilman, Iroquois, Illinois, United States
  • Children (2)

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    World Events (8)

    1858 · A House Divided

    Age 1

    Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 3

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 15

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name in most cases from Sheldon in Derbyshire, but sometimes from Sheldon in Warwickshire or Devon, or from Sheldon in Chippenham (Wiltshire). The Derbyshire place, recorded in Domesday Book as Scelhadun, probably takes its name from Old English scelf ‘rock, ledge, shelf’ + the placename Haddon, itself from Old English hǣth ‘heath’ + dūn ‘hill’. The Warwickshire and Wiltshire placenames probably derive from Old English scelf + dūn, while the Devon placename probably comes from Old English scelf + denu ‘valley’.

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

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