Emily Alverda Shelton

18 August 1891–27 November 1987 (Age 96)
Enterprise, Elm River Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States

The Life of Emily Alverda

When Emily Alverda Shelton was born on 18 August 1891, in Enterprise, Elm River Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States, her father, Lane Shelton, was 39 and her mother, Christina Atteberry, was 34. She married Price Blackford Sinnett on 11 June 1910, in Fairfield, Wayne, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 27 November 1987, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 96.

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Price Blackford Sinnett
Emily Alverda Shelton
Marriage: 11 June 1910
Eva Faye Sinnett
Vera Inez Sinnett
Wilburn Sinnett
Glen Sinnett
Mary Alvurta Sinnett
Charles A. Sinnett
Alice Mae Sinnett

Spouse and Children

11 June 1910
Fairfield, Wayne, Illinois, United States


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+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 1

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Shell, Shell, and tun, town, house, meaning home of Shell

Sources (3)

  • Emily Sinett in household of Price B Sinett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emily A Shelton in household of Edward Manlove, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emily A Shelton in household of Lane Shelton, "United States Census, 1900"

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