Henry Elias Sheldon

5 June 1868–6 May 1939 (Age 70)
Darlington, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Henry Elias

When Henry Elias Sheldon was born on 5 June 1868, in Darlington, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Thomas Hanford Sheldon, was 43 and his mother, Mary Haig Pilling, was 25. He married Jessie Luellen Estes on 11 February 1892, in Blooming Grove, Dane, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Willow Springs, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years and Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 6 May 1939, in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States.

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Henry Elias Sheldon
Jessie Luellen Estes
Marriage: 11 February 1892
Bess Sheldon
Fred D Sheldon
John Pitts Sheldon

Spouse and Children


    Jessie Luellen Estes


11 February 1892
Blooming Grove, Dane, Wisconsin, United States


    Bess Sheldon



    John Pitts Sheldon


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Hanford Sheldon


    Mary Haig Pilling




World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · P.T. Barnum's Circus Established in Wisconsin

Age 2

P.T. Barnum's Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan & Hippodrome was established in Delavan, Wisconsin in 1870.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 19

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."

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)

  • Henry Sheldon in household of Thomas H Sheldon, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry C. Shelden, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Henry E Sheldon, "United States Census, 1910"

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