William Wheeler Sheldon

1876–1955 (Age 79)
Alfred, Allegany, New York, United States

The Life Summary of William Wheeler

When William Wheeler Sheldon was born in 1876, his father, John Sheldon, was 45 and his mother, Mary Adelia Powell, was 28. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Adelaide Sheldon. He lived in Alfred, Alfred, Allegany, New York, United States for about 60 years. He died in 1955, in Alfred, Allegany, New York, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Alfred, Allegany, New York, United States.

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William Wheeler Sheldon
Adelaide Sheldon
Max Sheldon
Manson Sheldon
Carol Sheldon
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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
Age 0
The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn
Age 0
An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.
1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 22
After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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 (6)

  • William Sheldon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William W Sheldon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Willie W Sheldon in household of John Sheldon, "United States Census, 1880"

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