William Carder Sheldon

4 September 1882–
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of William Carder

When William Carder Sheldon was born on 4 September 1882, in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, his father, William Herbert Sheldon, was 25 and his mother, Mary Abby Greene, was 23.

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William Herbert Sheldon
Mary Abby Greene
William Carder Sheldon
Alma D Sheldon
Isreal Remington Sheldon
Charlette Evelyn Sheldon
Dr William Herbert Sheldon

Parents and Siblings

    William Herbert Sheldon


    Mary Abby Greene




World Events (3)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 4

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

Age 13

On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.

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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  • William Carder Sheldon, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • William Cord Sheldon, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • William Cord Sheldon, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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