Dwight Dela Sheldon

October 1878–
Story, Iowa, United States

The Life of Dwight Dela

When Dwight Dela Sheldon was born in October 1878, in Story, Iowa, United States, his father, Dwight D Sheldon, was 23 and his mother, Henrietta Alma Fish, was 24. He married Effie E Richardson on 27 January 1902, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States in 1910 and Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States for about 20 years.

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Dwight Dela Sheldon
1878–
Effie E Richardson
1879–
Marriage: 27 January 1902
Donald D. Sheldon
1908–1981

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 January 1902
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States
children

(1)

    Donald D. Sheldon

    Male1908–1981Male

Parents and Siblings

    Dwight D Sheldon

    Male1855–1926Male

    Henrietta Alma Fish

    Female1854–1898Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 5

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 31

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. The main source is probably the one in Derbyshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Scelhadun, formed by the addition of the Old English distinguishing term scylf ‘shelf’ to the place name Haddon (from Old English hǣð ‘heath(er)’ + dūn ‘hill’). There are also places called Sheldon in Devon (from Old English scylf ‘shelf’ + denu ‘valley’) and Birmingham (from Old English scylf + dūn ‘hill’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dwight Dela Sheldon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dwight Dela Sheldon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dwight D Sheldon, "United States Census, 1920"

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